Finally, Champions League football has returned to the football fans with many interesting clashes waiting for us. One of the matches that caught the eye was between Inter Milan and Slavia Prague at the Giuseppe Meazza. The Czech First Division champions travelled to Italy with high confidence, as they remain unbeaten in their domestic league with only two goals conceded.

Antonio Conte’s side had an summer overhaul, with many arrivals and departures to the Inter squad. After a good pre-season campaign, their form carried on into the season, having won the first three games of the Serie A season. This gave them a lot of momentum going into their Champions League match, but they had a difficult first half against Slavia. Things improved in the second half,  but a goal from Peter Olayinka put the Czech club in front. Inside stoppage time, substitute Nicolò Barella found his way to the goal to secure a valuable point for Inter.

This tactical analysis will provide an analysis of the draw between Inter Milan and Slavia Prague. Meanwhile, using statistics, we will point out the standout tactical points in both Inter’s tactics and Slavia’s tactics.

Lineups

Conte went for the 3-5-2 formation with no fresh injury concerns from their win against Cagliari last weekend. After making an appearance on the bench, Roberto Gagliardini was chosen to fill Matías Vecino’s place in the lineup and completed the midfield line that already consisted of Marcelo Brozović and Stefano Sensi. Alexis Sánchez and Matteo Politano were expected to lead the line alongside Romelu Lukaku but Lautaro Martínez was the eventual choice for the Italian manager.

UEFA Champions League 2019/20: Inter Milan vs Slavia Prague - Tactical Analysis tactics
Inter and Slavia’s lineups [Wyscout.com]
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