With the Europa League making its long-awaited return to action in midweek, Inter Milan and Getafe will face off at the Veltins Arena in Germany with a spot in the quarter-final of this year’s tournament up for grabs on Wednesday night.
Ending their Serie A campaign with a flurry and securing a 2-0 win away at a high-flying Atalanta over the weekend, the Italian giants managed to secure a silver medal finish after enjoying a three-match winning run.
On the flip side, while Inter Milan might have continued to impress at the back end of the year, the same cannot be said for a struggling Getafe.
Really crawling over the finish line and missing out on a European return in La Liga this season, the Spanish outfit ended their campaign with a worrying six-match winless run, collecting just a pair of points.
In the first meeting between the two sides out in Germany this week, it should be noted that six of the last eight combined matchups between Inter and Getafe have seen under 2.5 goals by the final whistle.
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Inter end their campaign on a high
While Inter might have been extremely disappointed to have known that they missed out on lifting this year’s Serie A title by just a single point, the Italian giants have received a string of praise for their end to the 2019/2020 campaign.
Putting in what was another eye-catching display and picking up a 2-0 win away at Champions League outfit Atalanta, Antonio Conte’s men are enjoying an eight-match unbeaten run and have won their last three contests on the bounce.
Along with continuing to shine with their recent displays at the back, the one-time Chelsea boss will be excited by his side’s clinical edge in front of goal.
Now recording at least a pair of strikes in each of their previous three victories, Conte will be calling on leading marksman Romelu Lukaku to spearhead their charge out in Germany on Wednesday.
Ending his maiden campaign at the San Siro with 27 goals, the former Manchester United striker has also bagged back-to-back strikes in this year’s Europa League after finding the net in both legs against Ludogorets.
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Getafe’s attacking issues
Ending this year’s La Liga campaign with another worrying 1-0 defeat away at Levante last month, Getafe’s rather glaring issues since the restart cost them a spot in the European positions.
Collecting just a pair of points over their last six domestic appearances and winning just a single top-flight contest in any of their last 12 attempts, there is no doubt that Head Coach José Bordalás will have real concerns over his side’s struggles in front of goal.
Drawing another blank on their travels last time out, the Spanish outfit failed to record a single goal in over 300 minutes of action and have also recorded just a single strike on their six-match winless run.
In for what could be another extremely long night’s work at the Veltins Arena on Wednesday, it is also worth noting that Getafe have drawn a blank in each of their last four straight matchups away from the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez.
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