Lautaro Martinez saved the blushes of Simone Inzaghi as Inter Milan were held to a 1-1 draw by Real Sociedad in round one. The Nerazzurri will host their first UCL game against Portuguese giants Benfica.
Inter Milan hopes to replicate last season’s successful outing, reaching the finals before losing narrowly to Manchester City.
In a significant boost for the team, Lautaro Martinez scored a hat trick as Inter Milan thrashed Salernitana in the Serie A to maintain their lead at the top of the table.
Benfica conceded two goals against RB Salzburg to kick-start their campaign on a poor record. The Eagles face a mammoth task as they visit the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro).
Date: 3rd October 2023
Kick-off time: 8:00 PM UK
Competition: UEFA Champions League 2023/24.
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
Where to watch Inter Milan vs SL Benfica on TV and live stream
You can watch the match via live stream on Discovery+ in the UK. In the US, it will be on Paramount+
UK: Discovery+, Discovery App
South Africa: SuperSport Variety 2
Portugal: TVI, Eleven Sports 1
Australia: Stan Sport
Inter Milan Form Guide
Salernitana (Win), Sassuolo (Loss), Empoli (Win), Real Sociedad (Draw), AC Milan (Win).
SL Benfica Form Guide
FC Porto (Win), Portimonense (Win), Red Bull Salzburg (Loss), Vizela (Win), Vitoria Guimaraes (Win).
Inter Milan Team News
Marko Arnautovic has been ruled out of the game due to a thigh injury. Other players out on the sidelines include Juan Cuadrado, Davide Frattesi and Stefano Sensi.
Benfica Team News
Antonio Silva received a red card during the 2-0 defeat to RB Salzburg and will not be on the match-day squad to Milan on Tuesday night.