Haaland seeking to train Leipzig one other lesson, can Inter halt Porto cost? – Champions League in
Erling Haaland needs to be licking his lips on the prospect of going through RB Leipzig when Manchester Metropolis proceed their quest to raise the Champions League for the primary time on Wednesday.
Metropolis journey to Leipzig for the primary leg of their spherical of 16 tie smarting from slipping off the highest of the Premier League desk with a 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
The mix of each Metropolis and striker Haaland’s nice report towards the Bundesliga facet would recommend they should safe a spot within the quarter-finals of Europe’s premier membership competitors.
Inter have residence benefit after they face Porto within the different spherical of 16 first-leg conflict on Wednesday and the Serie A facet boast a formidable residence report towards Portuguese golf equipment.
Stats Carry out select the standout Opta knowledge to preview the matches at Purple Bull Area and San Siro.
RB Leipzig v Manchester Metropolis
Former Borussia Dortmund striker Haaland will return to Germany to return up towards a membership that he has fond recollections of going through.
The Norway worldwide’s ending let him down on the Metropolis Floor on the weekend, however Leipzig know all in regards to the menace he poses.
Haaland has discovered the again of the web six instances in 4 video games towards Leipzig, scoring three braces towards them throughout his time with Dortmund.
Metropolis have solely misplaced one among their earlier 17 matches towards German sides within the Champions League (W14 D2), with the Premier League champions scoring a mean of two.6 objectives per sport in these fixtures. Their solely defeat got here away to Leipzig in final season’s group stage, when Pep Guardiola’s facet had already certified for the final 16.
Leipzig will fancy their probabilities of inflicting an upset, although, as they’ve gained every of their previous 4 Champions League matches – which is their finest run within the competitors.
Solely Julian Nagelsmann within the 2019-20 season – after they reached the semi-final – has gained extra matches in a Champions League marketing campaign (six) in command of RB Leipzig than Marco Rose’s 4 this time period.
Inter v Porto
Porto journey to Milan on an impressive unbeaten run that stretches again to October 21.
Sergio Conceicao’s tally of 30 Champions League wins is greater than another Porto boss has achieved and his 50 per cent win charge within the competitors is second solely to Julen Lopetegui’s 56 per cent throughout his tenure.
This would be the tenth time Inter have hosted a Portuguese facet in European competitors. They’re unbeaten within the earlier 9 – eight of which have been victories. The one facet to keep away from defeat had been Boavista, in a goalless UEFA Cup draw again in 1991.
Edin Dzeko has been instantly concerned in 4 objectives in six Champions League video games this season – scoring three and proving one help. That’s greater than another Inter participant.
Porto have gained 4 successive Champions League video games and will likely be aiming to equal their longest profitable run within the competitors – a run of 5 between October and December 2018, which was additionally set below Conceicao.
Mehdi Taremi has been instantly concerned in seven objectives in 5 video games for Porto within the Champions League this time period – with 5 objectives and two assists. That’s the most by a participant in a single marketing campaign for the membership since Moussa Marega’s eight within the 2018-19 marketing campaign.