Real Madrid vs Inter Milan confirmed lineups as Hazard starts first Champions League of the season

Real Madrid welcome Inter Milan to the Alfredo Distefano Stadium as Los Blancos look to win first Champions League game of the season after already losing and drawing first two opening games.

Zidane has named a strong side this evening with Eden Hazard making his second start since returning from injury and is the Belgian’s first start in the Champions League this season.

Madrid nearly fought back to drew 3-3 against Shakhtar Donetsk in their first group game after surprisingly going down 3-0 before end of first half at the Distefano Stadium.

Luka Modric and Vinicius Junior both fought back of the net in second half to get Madrid back into the game but their strikes were not enough to avoid them opening day defeat as second placed Shakhtar Donetsk run away from Madrid with their first 3 points of group B.

In their second game against Borussia Mönchengladbach, Benzema and Casemiro stoppage time strikes gave Madrid a vital away point.

Zidane’s side need to win their first game tonight with the likes of Raphael Verane, Sergio Ramos, Casemiro, Fred Valverde, Toni Kross, Benzema and Eden Hazard who got first goal of the season over the weekend against Huesca starting in tonight’s clash.

Antonio Conte has unleashed a front two of Lautaro Martinez and Ivan Perisic whiles former El Classico midfielder Arturo Vidal has been named in Inter XI against Real Madrid. Inter have drawn all of their previous two opening games before facing Madrid.

Real Madrid XI: Courtois, Vazquez, Varane, Ramos, Mendy, Casemiro, Kroos, Valverde, Hazard, Asensio, Benzema.

Inter Milan XI: Handanovic, D’Ambrosio, De Vrij, Bastoni, Hakimi, Brozovic, Vidal, Young, Barella, Lautaro, Perisic.


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