The match between Inter Milan and Frankfurt in the Europa League second leg will surely be a fun match to watch. The both sides show that they are not "medium" in this season. In the first leg, the two clubs held each other in a stalemate draw at the Commerzbank-Arena, the home of Frankfurt. Therefore, the return leg at Giuseppe Meazza today will decide which team deserves to go into the next round after having a goaless match in the last match. With Inter Milan, Manager Luciano Spalletti and his players have got back to winning ways, after beating Spal 2-0 at home, in the Italian Seria A. Playing at home will also be an added advantage for the Nerazzurri, as they have lost just once at home in their last 10 matches in all competitions. So i believe the host is ready for the challenge against Frankfurt and they will also play to the best of their ability to advance to the next round in the competition.
Obviously, with the added advantage of playing in front of their fans, to the quality of players, Inter Milan is holding too many favorable conditions to be able to beat the guests Eintracht Frankfurt in this return leg. However, it is easy to say, but it is not easy to do, especially when the problem with Mauro Icardi has not been resolved. Welcoming team like Frankfurt who is also having a very high performance, will surely require Inter Milan to play very carefully, to avoid mistakes that would cost them from qualifying to the next round. The victory in the league against SPAL was enough to make the pressure of the team temporarily settle down. In the long run they will have to quickly rekindle the confidence and aim for important goals both in the Europa League and the Seria A. Although, the tie is still very much open, and coach Luciano Spalletti understands this very well because if only one goal is conceded, Inter will have to double the score to win the tie. So they're not allowed to make mistakes or they will pay dearly.
Playing away from home at Giuseppe Meazza with a capacity of over 80,000 spectators will bring a lot pressure to Adi Hutter's team. The whole team will need to just keep their cool heads as well as concentrate on the attacks coming from Inter, and curb them if necessary. If they can do that then the team will likely qualify to the next round of the Europa league. The performance of the host is not that impressively good and Frankfurt can fully utilize this weakness to get a balanced game between them. Although, in their previous two encounters, Frankfurt are yet to record a single victory against them, with 1 draw and 1 defeat. But over the years, the situation has changed, Frankfurt is no longer a mediocre team that can be easily bullied by any opponent's, instead they make it hard for top notch teams. Marching to Giuseppe Meazza, Frankfurt going to be playing with high hopes, and with the fact that they are currently 11 matches unbeaten in all competitions, coach Adi Hutter's will be hoping his team can do the unexpected at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium.
PRE- MATCH FACTS
- Eintracht Frankfurt are undefeated in their last 13 matches in UEFA Europa League.
- Inter have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 matches in UEFA Europa League.