June 9, 2023

Inter vs Benfica – Champions League: TV channel, team news, lineups & prediction

Inter host Benfica in the second leg of their Champions League quarter final tie looking to preserve the 2-0 advantage they earned in the first leg.

Goals from Nicolo Barella and Romelu Lukaku gave the Nerazzurri their only win in their past eight games, losing 1-0 to Serie A minnows Monza this past weekend.

They face a Benfica side previously backed to progress before the first leg but who have lost three games on the bounce heading into Wednesday’s second leg.

Here’s what you need to know about the match.

Inter vs Benfica H2H Results

Current Form (Last Five Games)


Television Channel/Live Stream

United Kingdom

BTSport.com, BT Sport 2, BT Sport App

United States

VIX+, Paramount+, ViX



Inter team news

Injuries to Inter centre backs Milan Skriniar and Stefan de Vrij mean the back three defence of Matteo Darmian, Francesco Acerbi and Alessandro Bastoni should be deployed.

Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martinez may start up front for Simone Inzaghi’s side ahead of Lukaku, who scored in the first leg.

Inter predicted lineup (3-5-2): Onana; Darmian, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Dzeko, Martinez.

Benfica team news

Nicolas Otamendi was banned for the first leg through suspension and will come back into the starting XI in Europe, having played at the weekend.

Julian Draxler, who has scored once in ten league appearances for Benfica this season, is absent due to injury alongside Mihailo Ristic and Alexander Bah.

Benfica predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Vlachodimos; Gilberto, Silva, Otamendi, Grimaldo; Florentino, Chiquinho; Mario, Rafa, Aursnes; Ramos

Read 90min’s full match previews here

Inter’s season is falling apart somewhat. While Napoli have charged towards the Serie A title, once challengers Inter are in danger of missing out on a top four spot due to their horrible run of form.

Benfica have breathed new life into the Primeira Liga title race by losing two games on the trot alongside the first leg defeat, with Porto now only four points behind.

This game doesn’t have the ingredients to be the fixture of the round and while we may get a score draw, the tie is likely to fizzle out with Inter taking a spot in the UCL last four.

Prediction: Inter 1-1 Benfica