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UCL: Inter vs BMG

Romelu Lukaku against Matthias Ginter was a key battle to note as Inter Milan host Borussia Mönchengladbach to Italy for the opening match of Group B UEFA Champions League. Real Madrid host Shakhtar Donetsk in the remaining match in Group B.

The Italian club may not have as many as six players that have recently returned positive coronavirus tests for Ashley Young and Radja Nainggolan among those missing in the clash at the San Siro. Lukaku is back and is also very good when he scored 4 goals in his opening four matches in Serie A this season. However, Antonio Conte's side are working together to lick their wounds after Saturday's defeat to Derby della Madonnina on Saturday to AC Milan, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic scoring twice to clear Lukaku's opener. The Nerazzurri will give the familiar midfield look to Bundesliga fans with Achraf Hakimi, Arturo Vidal and Ivan Perisic - the winners of this tournament with Bayern Munich last season - all ready to start.

Ginter was one of three Gladbach players called up to the German team most recently for their friendly match against Turkey and UEFA Nations League matches against Ukraine and Switzerland along with teammates Jonas Hofmann and Florian Neuhaus - each Everyone has an official debut. The Foals have not lost since their opening day comeback against Borussia Dortmund and are five minutes from their second win in Saturday's games against Wolfsburg before Wout Weghorst canceled Hofmann's penalty. Returning to the Champions League for the first time since 2016/17, Marco Rose and his players were underestimated despite having just got Valentino Lazaro - a summer buyout from rivals on Wednesday - facing a Race to get the most out of your fitness. Denis Zakaria is more likely to be on the bench, though Gladbach's absence list is significantly thinner than Inter.