Inter Milan vs Schalke – 1st Leg
April 6 @
The last Italian team vs the last German team who survived up to quarterfinals stage of the Champions League.
Personally, I like both teams for different reasons. Inter because I have always had a soft spot for
(but I do admit that calcio is not at its best form right now). And I would like to see the defending champions reach the finals once again and face off vs Barca :P Italy
Schalke, because of Raul :) I guess he’s one of the greats when I started to follow football. With all the new and young players, I still kinda hope he’s still the formidable attacking force that he was (when he was still with Real Madrid). And also because Inter has a better chance making it to next season’s Champions League (qualifying thru topping their domestic league) than Schalke (who is currently ranked 11th in the Bundesliga). I guess, I also have a soft spot for the underdogs.
Stadium: Giuseppe Meazza (Inter’s Home Turf)