Porto vs Inter Milan lineups: Confirmed team news, injury latest, predicted XIs for Champions League tie today
Porto and Inter Milan face off in the Champions League last-16 today with both teams facing key calls on how to line up.
Romelu Lukaku and Edin Dzeko are competing to partner Lautaro Martinez at Estadio do Dragao 3for the visitors after the Belgian scored in a shock defeat at Spezia on Friday night.
Inter boast a one-goal lead in the tie after Lukaku also netted the late goal at the Giuseppe Meazza as he makes his case for a run in the team.
Hakhan Calhanoglu and Andre Onana were rested on the weekend and the Nerazzurri’s poor performance strongly suggests both will be recalled in Portugal.
Joaquin Correa is set to miss out once again while Milan Skriniar is looking to make a comeback of his own after two games out. Federico Dimarco has made a timely return from a muscle injury with Robin Gosens a late withdrawal from the squad.
Porto have concerns too, with Joao Mario unavailable after being forced off on the weekend with a knee complaint.
Francisco Meixedo and Joao Marcelo are also receiving treatment for injuries while Otavio is suspended.
The hosts could hand former Reading youngster Danny Namaso Loader his full Champions League debut unless Evanilson wins his race to be fit.
Predicted Porto XI: Costa; Conceicao, Marcano, Pepe, Sanusi; Grujic, Uribe; Franco, Loader, Galeno; Taremi.
Predicted Inter XI: Onana; Skriniar, Acerbi, Bastoni; Darmian, Mkhitaryan, Barella, Calhanoglu, Dimarco; Lukaku, Martinez.