Inter 0-0 Liverpool LIVE: Calhanoglu hits the bar

Inter welcome liverpool at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Wednesday evening for the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 against the English.

Jurgen Klopp is looking to revive the Champions League trophy, while Inter return to the knockout stage of the competition after missing out last season.

Stay with us for all the preparation of Inter v Liverpool then updates to the match itself.

Inter vs Liverpool – LIVE SCORE: 0-0

This is the start of our Inter v Liverpool live blog, with updates of this Champions League first leg from here. As always, the entries closest to the top are the most recent.

The second half begins

We are back at Stadio Meazza. Liverpool make a change with Roberto Firmino in place of Diogo Jota.

Half-Time – Inter 0-0 Liverpool

In what has been an exciting game, both teams are not content to sit idly by as attacking football takes center stage. Inter had the better chances, with Lautaro and Skriniar closing in, while Calhanoglu hit the crossbar. Meanwhile, Mane also placed a close guard header on the bar.

Minute 40 – Head of Skriniar

A brilliant Calhanoglu corner finds Skriniar’s header, but the Inter defender watches his header just wide of the frame. Another great opportunity for the home team.

Minute 33 – Liverpool released

Alexander-Arnold has a long shot, but his free kick misses the post. While at the other end, Dunfries almost finds Dzeko, but for Konate who cuts off the pass to the unmarked Bosnian.

Minute 25 – Blow for Blow

Both teams continue to be forward thinking. Liverpool for their part have been a bit more sloppy in possession, with Ivan Perisic and Denzel Dumfries playing almost like wingers.

Minute 16 – Calhanoglu hits the bar

Inter were close to taking the lead when Calhanoglu attempted a shot from a tight angle and his effort landed on the crossbar.

Minute 13 – Liverpool in form

The attacking start continued, and Liverpool in particular looked dangerous at the break. Mane had an excellent chance to head in, but put his efforts above the bar.

Minute 5 – Good Intensity

The match started at a fast pace with both teams pressing high up the field. The first real chance went to Inter as Lautaro put in an effort from the edge of the box just wide.

To start up!

We are underway here at Stadio Meazza.

Elliot’s Praise

Michael Owen on BT Sport: “Harvey Elliott’s start is brilliant considering what he’s been through. He came into the team and made a huge first impression. I’m absolutely amazed he came back from injury so quickly. C is the biggest vote of confidence in him.”

Liverpool landmark

Harvey Elliot will become the youngest Liverpool player to start a Champions League game, at 18 years and 318 days, Elliot breaks Trent Alexander-Arnold’s previous record.

Inter vs Liverpool – Official Lineups

The teams are set for the last 16 of the Champions League and Klopp made four changes to the side that won at Burnley. Harvey Elliott, Diogo Jota, Thiago Alcantara and Ibrahima Konate are all back in Liverpool’s lineup.

Inter XI: Handanovic, Skriniar, de Vrij, Bastoni, Dumfries, Vidal, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic, Martinez, Dzeko.

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, van Dijk, Robertson, Thiago, Fabinho, Elliott, Salah, Jota, Mane.

Line-ups planned between Inter and Liverpool

Expected composition of Inter (3-5-2): Samir Handanović; Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij, Federico Dimarco; Denzel Dumfries, Arturo Vidal, Marcelo Brozovic, Hakan Calhanoglu, Ivan Perisic; Edin Dzeko, Lautaro Martinez.

Expected composition of Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; Fabinho, Thiago, Naby Keïta; Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, Sadio Mané.

When does Inter vs Liverpool start?

This Wednesday’s match between Inter and Liverpool will kick off at 21:00 CET, which is Milan local time. For those living in the US, you can tune in at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT, and for those living in the UK, you can watch at 8:00 p.m. GMT.

Where to watch Inter vs Liverpool

The Champions League clash between Inter and Liverpool will take place at the Giuseppe Meazza. For those living in the United States, you can watch the match live on FuboTV and Paramount+. As for UK residents, the match will be shown on BT Sport 2.

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