Inter’s Worrying Record Against Spanish Opposition

Inter face Real Madrid in what is bound to be a gigantic tussle between two of Europe’s most in-form teams at the moment.

The two play each other for the second consecutive time in the UEFA Champions League group stages – with the Nerazzurri having lost both their encounters last season against a Madrid side led by Zinedine Zidane.

This time around, they will look to usurp Zizou’s coaching idol and former Rossoneri Carlo Ancelotti, who returns to Los Blancos after six years, following disappointing spells at Napoli and Everton.

Inter do not have statistics in their favor when it comes to Spanish opposition. The last time the Nerazzurri recorded a victory against a club from Spain was enroute their Champions League title win in 2010 under Jose Mourinho, when they dispatched Barcelona 3-1 in a masterful display in the first leg of the semi-finals at the Giuseppe Meazza.

Since then, they have not registered a single victory, with their most recent match being a 2-0 loss against Real Madrid at San Siro.

They also have lost four of the last five matches against the Spanish giants.

In stark contrast, Real Madrid have won twelve of their last thirteen matches against Italian clubs. Their most recent loss was a 3-1 loss against Juventus in 2018.