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Benfica team news and predicted XI vs Inter Milan

All the latest team news for the second leg of their Champions League tie

Benfica travel to Italy knowing that they need a massive turnaround in their form to stand any chance of reaching the Champions League semi-final, trailing Inter Milan 2-0 as it stands.

The Portuguese league leaders have lost form at the worst possible time, and slumped to another defeat at the weekend as they lost 1-0 to midtable Chaves.

With three losses on the bounce, they will take comfort in the fact that Inter also suffered a reverse in Serie A, falling by the same scoreline to Monza.

But they will need a very different performance to that which they produced in front of their home fans last week should they wish to knock out the Italian giants, particularly in front of goal where they failed to score from an expected goals of nearly 2.

Out at this stage last season, Benfica will be hoping to rediscover their golden touch to reach the semi-final for the first time since 1990.

Here’s how we expect the Portuguese side to line up in Milan.

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David Neres was a second half substitute in the first leg defeat, and could come in for the second as the Portuguese league leaders know that they need to find at least two goals to stand any chance of heading through.

Elsewhere, however, it is likely to be a similar side to that which fell to defeat in their home leg, with Goncalo Ramos looking to rediscover his goalscoring touch and Joao Mario looking to find a way out of his mini-slump.

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Ben Browning

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