Inter have got their own Champions League fate in their hands when they take on Viktoria Plzen on Matchday 5. If they can beat the Czech side, they will be into the Round of 16 for the second consecutive season having been absent for a decade before that.
The Nerazzurri took four points from the two recent games against Barcelona which means they can condemn the Spanish side to Europa League football by just getting three points on Wednesday at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza against a Viktoria Plzen side who are yet to get a point.
Inter v Viktoria Plzen: Predicted line-ups
This finally looks set to be the game where Romelu Lukaku actually does return from injury for Inter. The Belgian has been threatening it for weeks but given the importance of the game, this is what the medical team have been working towards.
The game will likely come too soon for Marcelo Brozovic so Simone Inzaghi may use Hakan Calhanoglu in that role.
Pavel Bucha will be suspended for Viktoria Plzen, whilst Petr Pejsa is out with a long-term injury.
Inter predicted XI v Viktoria Plzen (3-5-2): Onana; Bastoni, De Vrij, Skriniar; Dimarco, Mkhitaryan, Calhanoglu, Barella, Dumfries; Lukaku, Lautaro.
Viktoria Plzen predicted XI v Inter (3-4-1-2): Stanek; Jemelka, Hejda, Pernica; Sykora, Kalvach, Bucha, Havel; Vlkanova; Chory, Mosquera.
Inter v Viktoria Plzen: When is the Champions League fixture?
The Champions League Matchday 5 fixture of Inter v Viktoria Plzen kicks off at 18:45 CEST on Wednesday, October 26 – local time in Italy – making it a 17:45 kick-off in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
In the United States, the kick-off of Inter v Viktoria Plzen is 12:45 ET or 09:45 PT.
Inter v Viktoria Plzen: Where to watch the Champions League fixture?
In the United States, every Champions League game in 2022/23 can be seen on Paramount+, including Inter v Viktoria Plzen and the other standout fixtures of Champions League Matchday 5.
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, you can watch Inter v Viktoria Plzen on BT Sport 1.