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Getafe will face Inter in the UEFA Europa League round 16 on 5 August at 21:00 CET. This page will be updated with news, quotes and expert analysis from the team as the kickoff approaches.

Inter vs Getafe: live-up

Where to watch the game on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Europa League broadcast partners here.

The teams

Highlights: Ludogorets 0-2 Inter Milan

Highlights: Ludogorets 0-2 Inter Milan

Milan International (ITA)
UEFA rankings: 51 (11)
Domestic position: 2 (final meeting: 2 August)
How they got here: UEFA Champions League group stage, 4-1 Ludogorets
Last season: round of 16 (lost 1-0 to Eintracht Frankfurt)
Best place in the UEFA Cup / Europa League: winners (1990/91, 1993/94, 1997/98)

Getafe (ESP)
UEFA rankings: 76 (13)
Domestic position: 8 * (final game: 19 July)
How they got here: Runner up in Group C, Ajax 3-2
Last season: N / A (previous campaign: 2010/11)
Best place in the UEFA Cup / Europa League: quarter-finals (2007/08)

Possible formations

Highlights: Inter 2-1 Ludogorets

Highlights: Inter 2-1 Ludogorets

Inter: training to follow

Getafe: the formations to follow

What the coaches say

To follow

Previous meetings

• This is Getafe’s first UEFA meeting with an Italian club.

• Inter Milan, on the other hand, have extensive experience against the Spanish opposition and has performed much better at home (W9 D9 L2) than out (W3 D2 L15), although they have lost their last San Siro match against Spanish visitors, dropping 1-2 in Barcelona on the sixth day of the UEFA Champions League this season.

• Inter have twice faced Spanish teams on neutral ground twice previously, beating Real Madrid 3-1 in Vienna to win the 1964 European Cup final – their inaugural encounter with the Spanish opposition – and lose 2-0 against Atlético Madrid in Monaco in the Super UEFA 2010 2010 Cup – their most recent neutral fixture in UEFA competitions.

Guide to modules

Highlights: Getafe 2-0 Ajax

Highlights: Getafe 2-0 Ajax

• Fourth in Serie A in 2018/19, Inter’s European campaign ended in the defeat of Eintracht Frankfurt in the 16th round of the UEFA Europa League, having finished third in the UEFA Champions League section behind Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur – the first time the Nerazzurri had failed to progress from their group in nine UEFA Champions League campaigns.

• History has repeated itself this season as Inter only managed another third place in their UEFA Champions League group, that defeat at home against Barcelona which left their chances discarded and left them with seven points, one less than in the previous campaign.

• The victory over Ludogorets led Inter to the UEFA Europa League round 16 for the fourth time, but lost all three previous ties in this round of the competition, falling against Tottenham after overtime in 2012 / 13 (0 -3 a, 4-1 h), Wolfsburg in 2014/15 (1-3 a, 1-2 h) and Frankfurt in 2018/19 (0-0 a, 0-1 h).

• Inter’s record in UEFA club competition for Germany is W5 D8 L7, with one win in the last eight visits (D3 L4). They have never played a neutral UEFA match in Germany.

• The Nerazzurri have never won in Gelsenkirchen, where their record is D1 L2, all three games against Schalke. Their last visit ended in a 2-1 defeat in the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg, completing a 7-3 aggregate backhand.

Highlights: Ajax 2-1 Getafe

Highlights: Ajax 2-1 Getafe

• Getafe finished fifth in the 2018/19 Spanish Liga, narrowly losing a guaranteed place in the UEFA Champions League. Instead they are in the UEFA Europa League for the second time, their debut in 2010/11 ended in the group stage with seven points and a third place behind Stuttgart and Young Boys.

• The Spanish club’s only other European campaign in 2007/08 was more successful as it made it to the UEFA Cup quarter-finals before heading out after overtime with German giants Bayern München.

• Getafe only reached the knockout stage of a European competition for the second time this season thanks to two wins each against Trabzonspor and Krasnodar in Group C. This put them one point behind the Basel section winners, who beaten twice.

Europa League: history of 2019/20 so far

Europa League: history of 2019/20 so far

• Getafe’s 2-1 victory in Krasnodar on Matchday 2 ended a series of five European games outside Spain without a win (D3 L2) and is one of the only two wins they have made on the road in this competition (D2 L4) the other having arrived at Trabzonspor on Matchday 5 (1-0). In their 2007/08 UEFA Cup campaign, they have achieved numerous away results, winning 2-1 in Tottenham, Aalborg and Benfica and drawing 1-1 against AEK Athens and Bayern.

• Spain’s only previous official visits to Germany resulted in a 1-1 draw for Bayern München in the 2007/08 UEFA Cup quarter-final and a 1-0 defeat in Stuttgart in the 2010 UEFA Europa League group stage / 11.

Links and curiosities

Ten of the best 2019/20 Europa League goals so far

Ten of the best 2019/20 Europa League goals so far

• Diego Godín spent 12 seasons in Spain before joining Inter in 2019, three with Villarreal and nine with Atlético Madrid. He faced Getafe 18 times in La Liga, winning 13 of those games (D3 L2), and scored against them in Atlético’s 2-0 away win in 2013/14.

• Alexis Sánchez played for Barcelona between 2011 and 2014, scoring four goals in five La Liga games against Getafe (W3 D1 L1).

• Born in Madrid, Borja Valero played in Spain for Real Madrid B, Mallorca and Villarreal before moving to Italy in 2012, while team-mate Cristiano Biraghi of Inter spent the 2015/16 season on loan in Granada .

• The duo Getafe Allan Nyom (Udinese 2009–10) and Leandro Chichizola (Spezia 2014–17) both played for Italian clubs.

• Victor Moses (Inter) and Kenedy (Getafe) are both on loan from Chelsea, where they played with the current Inter boss Antonio Conte.

• Conte was in charge of the Italian team that eliminated Spain from UEFA EURO 2016 with a 2-0 of 16 wins at the Stade de France.

• Jorge Molina’s goal for Getafe against Krasnodar on Matchday 6 made him, at 37 years and 234 days, the fifth oldest scorer in the UEFA Europa League, from the group stage to the final.

• Getafe finished eighth in the 2019/20 Liga, losing a place in the upcoming UEFA Europa League.

• Inter’s record in four penalty shoot-outs in UEFA is W2 L2:
5-4 v Celtic, 1971/72 European Cup semi-final
3-4 v Aston Villa, 1994/95 UEFA Cup first round
5-3 to Grazer AK, 1996/97 UEFA Cup second round
1-4 v Schalke, 1996/97 UEFA Cup final

• Getafe has not yet appeared in a UEFA penalty shot.

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