Let’s take a look at the Serie A squads following 3 matches of Champions League group qualfying with 3 matches left before the start of the knockout rounds:
Inter: Last year’s champions of the tournament are off to a hot start this season and have currently earned 7 points following 3 matches. There 4-3 victory over Tottenham Hotspur yesterday put them in lone first place over the squad and they currently have a 3 point lead over the EPL side and 5 point lead over 3rd place Werder Bremen. Inter is in excellent position to move to the next stage of the tournament and the offense has finally awakened for Rafa and company.
AC Milan: Likely the world’s most disappointing team in the event this season several critics picked milan to win the entire tournament, but they will be fortunate to get out of the first round. Real Madrid stifled the Italian club 2-0 yesterday and took a 5 point advantage in the challenging group in the process. Milan is tied with Dutch side Ajax and needs at least a draw and better result against Real Madrid to have any chance of advancing to the second round.
Roma: The bad news for the troubled league side is that they are currently in 4th place in their group, but the good news is that they are still tied for second place at the moment with 3 points earned. Roma is at -3 in total goal differential at the moment; whereas Basel, who also has 3 points earned, is at a 0 in total goal differential. Also add on the fact that Basel just beat the side 3-1 on the road and you have a struggling team looking at an early exit this season.