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Why not? Most likely, we never get close to that in the next several years or a decade. And our schedule is not bad. Only Derby is a tough game and we can win that too. And Inter-Napoli game in 2 weeks.
 
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I mean Scudetto is pretty much won, unless there's some big level of choking happening and everything going right for Juve/Milan so it's natural to want to win/ go far in CL. Let's get it clear, though, Scudetto was always the goal and I consider Inzaghi's season a success this year. And he's not Conte who can only focus on 1 competition, we legitimately have a chance to go far this season. But I'd like to reiterate that this season is a success already regardless of what happens in Champions League.
Yep, Inzaghi is playing with the house money already.
 

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hoping for a lautaro brace in the first half so he can rest
 

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Sky predicted lineup.
 

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An opportunity has opened up for us. Two of the best teams in Europe this season aren't even in the Champions League this year, and some of the usual giants like Bayern and Barcelona look as beatable as we've ever seen them. You can discuss Manchester City, you can discuss Real Madrid (and even with both those teams I think we're perfectly equipped to go play against them), there isn't another team in the Champions League you can look at and flat out say "yeah, they're better than Inter". More talented maybe, but not better coached or at least more cohesive and playing to the sum of their parts. At worst, we're a top-3 side in the Champions League this year, and that means we're in a territory where trying to win it is expected. If we ultimately lost to one of the other two teams I mentioned earlier, I'd be disappointed but not overall surprised and I could live with it. But against Atleti? I've been pretty fair to Atleti for a while now, and I'm downplaying the threat they still pose in the 2nd leg in their stadium, but we're the better team, we go into that game with our noses in front, and we haven't lost an away game this season in any competition. I expect us to get out of that game marching on and will be disappointed if that's where our CL journey ends.

We've might've been firmly in "all for the second star" territory a month ago when we were only +1 against Juventus going into the Derby d'Italia, but fast forward one month and we're +12 with a chance to go +15 and have comfortably the biggest lead in Europe. Barring the biggest meltdown in the history of football, the Scudetto is won. I'm not celebrating it, but it's over. We've won it. There's literally no realistic scenario where the Scudetto slips at this point. As such, since we're still alive in the Champions League, and because we have a team that can win the Champions League, then yes the Champions League has now escalated in importance. Win a Scudetto and you're a memorable Inter team. Win the Scudetto and the Champions League in the same season, and you're legendary and a team we'll be talking about to future generations of Inter supporters that follow us. It's time to seize the moment.
I am talking about some posters who were downgrading our great results in CL cause we didnt won scudetto, last season. Now suddenly scudetto is just a normal day in office while elimination from Atletico in CL will make this season sour. Imagine that!
 

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You guys talk about beating Real, City, Barcelona or Bayern, but we only managed to beat one of these, one time.

I know we can beat them this season, but I won't believe it until I see some more proof that this team can manage to go harder than before.
 

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You guys talk about beating Real, City, Barcelona or Bayern, but we only managed to beat one of these, one time.

I know we can beat them this season, but I won't believe it until I see some more proof that this team can manage to go harder than before.
Based on our great run in Seria A, and beating rube 1 0 people think we are top 3 right now haha
 

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this season, only our performance in serie a is impressive. we haven’t shown much in CL yet to claim that we are the 4th best team left.

game in madrid sure is like the first final of this season.

real madrid did struggle to beat atletico madrid this season and conceded a lot of goals against atletico mostly on crosses and headers. while i am sure our defensive setup is much better than real, sommer heights and dealings with crosses worries me a bit against atletico.
 

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this season, only our performance in serie a is impressive. we haven’t shown much in CL yet to claim that we are the 4th best team left.

game in madrid sure is like the first final of this season.

real madrid did struggle to beat atletico madrid this season and conceded a lot of goals against atletico mostly on crosses and headers. while i am sure our defensive setup is much better than real, sommer heights and dealings with crosses worries me a bit against atletico.
Sweet, do PSG next.
 

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I don't think I was understood. Being amazing in Serie A does not mean we will be amazing in CL (altho I do respect how we played against Atletico, the team I dreaded playing against).

Mancini gathered 97 points with Inter and still he couldn't go further in CL than getting out of the group stages. Sometimes it just doesn't work out.

I think we can win again in Madrid if we keep playing like this. I even dared to say that we are a top4 side that is expected to reach semis again... now they just have to prove it. And I hope they do, because it's either this season or the next for this squad to try and win CL again.
 

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I would place Inter top 3 as of now.

1. Real
2. City
3. Inter
4. Bayern
5. PSG
6. Barcelona
7. Dortmund
8. Atletico
 
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our starting line up is good, but we have some serious quality issues on the bench, there is massive drop in quality of our starters to Klaassen, Asllani and in attack on Sanchez and Arnautovic. It is really only our defence where it ain’t like the difference between a top team and mid table team.

It requires sun, star, moon and planets align for us to win Scudetto and CL, I honestly don’t care if we are kicked out in this round in CL or are kicked out in the semifinal only winning trophy counts. We simply don’t have the depth to win CL unless we can secure the scudetto mathematically early. It’s incredibly difficult to win with the bench that we have.
 
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Money counts too.
 

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Lautaro - Sanchez it is. Get in
 
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