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Wednesday December 12 2018
Calcio's glass is half-empty

When only recently relishing the prospect of four Italians in the Champions League Round of 16, Giancarlo Rinaldi is left with a bitter taste from his half-empty glass.

Like steam from a piping hot plate of pasta, it is amazing how quickly confidence can disappear. If you had asked me a few weeks ago about Italian clubs' Champions League performances I would have been much more bullish. At the end of the group stages, however, it felt much harder to say if my grappa glass was half-full or half-empty.

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Wednesday December 12 2018
Borja Valero: 'Inter had it all'

Borja Valero believes Inter were “too frenetic” against PSV Eindhoven and wracked with regret. “We had everything we needed to qualify.”

The Nerazzurri needed to get a better result than Tottenham Hotspur at Camp Nou, so with Barcelona holding them 1-1, a victory at San Siro would’ve done it.

“There is bitterness and disappointment, as we had everything we needed to qualify, but yet…” Borja Valero told Sky Sport Italia.

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Tuesday December 11 2018
CL: Inter ruin it all with PSV

Inter are out of the Champions League, as while Barcelona held Tottenham 1-1, Mauro Icardi only scraped a point with PSV Eindhoven.

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The Nerazzurri knew their fate was not entirely in their hands, as they had to get a better result against PSV Eindhoven than Tottenham would away to Barcelona.

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Tuesday December 11 2018
Ausilio: 'Inter waited a long time'

Inter director Piero Ausilio said the club has been “waiting a long time for this moment” and third place in the Champions League group is no shame.

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“We waited a long time for this moment. It’s a big opportunity, we played well in the group, so now we have to reach 10 points and do our job,” Ausilio told Sky Sport Italia.

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Tuesday December 11 2018
De Vrij: 'Rest out of our control'

Inter defender Stefan de Vrij tells his team to focus only on PSV Eindhoven, because the Tottenham result in Barcelona is “beyond our control.”

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In order to qualify for the Champions League Round of 16, Inter must get a superior result to Tottenham at Camp Nou.

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Tuesday December 11 2018
Line-ups: Inter v PSV Eindhoven

Inter must beat PSV Eindhoven and hope Tottenham don’t do the same with Barcelona, so look to Mauro Icardi, Ivan Perisic and Antonio Candreva.

It kicks off at 20.00 GMT at San Siro.

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Tuesday December 11 2018
Liveblog: Liverpool-Napoli, Inter-PSV

Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from the Champions League, as Napoli go head-to-head with Liverpool and Inter host PSV Eindhoven.

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They kick off at 20.00 GMT and are the final games in the group phase, so qualification for the Round of 16 is still up for grabs.

Finishing third would mean dropping down into the Europa League.

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Tuesday December 11 2018
Champions League: Inter qualify if...

Inter’s Champions League fate is no longer in their hands, so they must hope Barcelona don’t lose at home to Tottenham Hotspur.

This evening’s 1-0 defeat at Wembley shook up the whole group, as it put them level on points.

As they each won on home turf, the head-to-head record goes down to away goals and in that sense Spurs have the upper hand, as they lost 2-1 at San Siro.

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Sunday December 9 2018
Zwayer ref for Inter v PSV

German referee Felix Zwayer has been assigned to Inter’s Champions League clash with PSV Eindhoven, while Milorad Mazic takes Barcelona v Tottenham Hotspur.

The final group games are on Tuesday evening and Barca are qualified, but Inter must get a better result than Spurs in order to leapfrog them into the Round of 16.

The Nerazzurri host PSV Eindhoven at San Siro and it is officiated by German Zwayer, assisted by Thorsten Schiffner and Marco Achmuller, with Daniel Siebert and Sascha Stegemann as the additional assistant referees.

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Tuesday December 4 2018
De Vrij: 'Juve strong, so are Inter'

Stefan de Vrij said Inter will focus first and foremost on Juventus before gearing up for the Champions League decider with PSV Eindhoven.

The Derby d’Italia kicks off on Friday at 19.30 GMT.

“We are on the right track. Even if we lost against Tottenham and drew with Roma, we saw improvements within the team,” the defender told Inter TV.

“We took the lead twice against Roma and unfortunately weren’t able to kill the game off. Roma played well too, it was a balanced encounter, but we really wanted to win it.

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