nternazionale entertain Viktoria Plzeň for an UEFA Champions League match at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Wednesday with the hosts looking to build on their 2-0 away win in the teams' first group stage meeting.
Inter earned a point in their last group stage match, drawing 3-3 at Spotify Camp Nou against Barcelona. Nicolò Barella, Lautaro Martínez, and Robin Gosens netted in the draw. They are unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions (W4 D1 L0).
Viktoria Plzeň slumped 4-2 against Bayern München at home in their last group stage match. Adam Vlkanova and Jan Kliment netted in the loss.
Inter are second in the group on seven points, while Viktoria Plzeň's zero points place them fourth. The home side are currently in position for a place in the knockout round, while the visitors are in line to be eliminated from European competition.
Leading the group on 12 points are Bayern München, who have clinched their place in the knockout round. Barcelona are in danger of a transfer to the Europa League knockout round play-offs, sitting third on four points.
The first group stage fixture between the sides saw Inter win 2-0 at Doosan Aréna on 13 September. Edin Dzeko scored first for the Italian side in the 20th minute. Denzel Dumfries also was on target.
Six players rank as joint top scorers for Inter in Champions League play with one goal apiece. Vlkanova, Kliment, and Jan Sykora are Viktoria Plzeň's leading scorers in the current Champions League campaign, each finding the target once.
The hosts have scored in three straight Champions League contests this season. They haven't been shut out since their group stage loss against Bayern München.
Hosts Inter have one win and one loss this season in their two previous Champions League contests at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
Viktoria Plzeň were defeated in both of their previous contests on the road in the competition this season.
In their last six matches in all competitions, Inter have won four, drawn one and lost one. They scored 13 and conceded nine in that stretch, scoring first in five of the six contests. They had six first-half goals, while their opponents netted three times in the first 45 minutes. Viktoria Plzeň have won three and lost three in their last six. They scored 12 and conceded 13 in that stretch, netting first in three of the six. They had three goals in the first half, while their opponents netted seven times before the break.