Internazionale v PSV facts

Inter are bidding to finish second in Group B as they conclude their campaign at home to eliminated PSV Eindhoven.

Mauro Icardi (centre) is mobbed after scoring Inter's winning goal at PSV
Mauro Icardi (centre) is mobbed after scoring Inter's winning goal at PSV ©Getty Images

Internazionale's UEFA Champions League aspirations are in the balance as they conclude their Group B campaign at home to eliminated PSV Eindhoven.

• The Italian club lost at Tottenham on matchday five, meaning they are level with the English club on seven points – but Spurs hold the head-to-head advantage on away goals.

• Inter will finish second if they pick up more points than Spurs manage away to group winners Barcelona.

• PSV, who will finish fourth, took a 27th-minute lead against Inter on matchday two through Pablo Rosario before Radja Nainggolan levelled a minute before half-time; Mauro Icardi got the Inter winner on the hour.

Highlights: PSV 1-2 Internazionale
Highlights: PSV 1-2 Internazionale

Previous meetings
• Inter were also victorious in the clubs' only two fixtures before 2018/19, in the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League group stage. Two Zlatan Ibrahimović goals secured a 2-0 victory at San Siro, before Julio Cruz's effort gave Inter the points in the Netherlands.

Form guide
Inter
• Having scored two late goals to beat Tottenham 2-1 at home on matchday one, Inter again came from behind in defeating PSV by the same scoreline. They were defeated 2-0 at Barcelona on matchday three before a 1-1 draw at home to the Spanish side and the 1-0 defeat at Spurs last time out.

• The Barcelona draw ended Inter's three-game winning run in home European games.

• Fourth in Serie A in 2017/18, Inter are the last Italian team to win the UEFA Champions League, in 2010 – their third European Cup triumph, and first in 45 years.

• This is the 12th time Inter have been in the group stage – but the first since 2011/12.

See Inter suffer defeat on matchday five
See Inter suffer defeat on matchday five

• Inter have progressed from their group in their last eight UEFA Champions League campaigns.

• Inter did not take part in UEFA competition in 2017/18; their most recent European campaign came the previous season, when they failed to progress from their UEFA Europa League group.

• Home and away, Inter are unbeaten in ten matches against Dutch sides (W7 D3), since a 1-0 home loss against Feyenoord in the 2001/02 UEFA Cup semi-final first leg (2-3 aggregate).

• The Nerazzurri have won their last four home games – all without conceding – against Dutch visitors, most recently a 1-0 defeat of Twente in the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League group stage.

PSV
• PSV have lost all but one of their Group B games, drawing 2-2 at home with Tottenham on matchday three. They lost away (4-0) and home (1-2) to Barcelona and 2-1 at home to Inter and at Spurs.

• The Eindhoven club claimed their 24th Dutch league title in 2017/18 – the third time in four seasons they have lifted the Eredivisie shield.

• This is PSV's 16th season in the group stage – more than any other Dutch side. They qualified by beating Belarusian champions BATE Borisov 6-2 on aggregate in the play-offs (3-2 away, 3-0 home).

• The first-leg win at BATE is PSV's only success in 13 European away games (D4 L8).

Watch PSV lost at home to Barcelona
Watch PSV lost at home to Barcelona

• The Eindhoven club failed to win a game in their last group appearance, in 2016/17 (D2 L4), and have not won in their last 13 UEFA Champions League fixtures, group stage to final (D5 L8).

• Their last away win in the UEFA Champions League proper was a 1-0 success at CSKA Moskva in November 2007. Their record since then is D3 L9.

• PSV's 2017/18 European campaign lasted only one tie – they lost 1-0 home and away to Croatian club Osijek in the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round.

• European Cup winners in 1988, PSV have reached the UEFA Champions League knockout stage only four times – most recently in 2015/16, when they got to the last 16.

• PSV's last trip to Italy was a 3-0 loss in San Siro against AC Milan in the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League play-off second leg (1-4 aggregate), ending a three-game unbeaten run away to Serie A sides (W2 D1).

Links and trivia
• PSV's Trent Sainsbury spent the second half of 2016/17 on loan at Inter, making one appearance to become the first Australian ever to play for the club.

• Inter's Dutch international Stefan de Vrij scored seven goals in 135 Eredivisie matches for Feyenoord between 2009 and 2014.

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Latest news

Inter
• Inter have won only one of their last six matches in all competitions (D2 L3); they were beaten 1-0 at Serie A leaders Juventus on Friday.

• Keita Baldé was on target in a 2-2 draw at Roma on 2 December and has three goals in as many Serie A matches.

• Mauro Icardi had scored in six consecutive league starts, a total of eight goals, before drawing a blank in Turin. He has 11 goals in 14 games in all competitions.

• Icardi's next appearance for Inter will be his 200th.

• Ten of Inter's 27 league goals this season have come in the final 15 minutes.

• Radja Nainggolan has not played since suffering a thigh injury during the 1-0 defeat at Tottenham.

• Šime Vrsaljko limped off after 26 minutes of Croatia's UEFA Nations League defeat away to England on 18 November, returning to play 90 minutes on Friday.

• Icardi was named the best player of the Serie A 2017/18 season at the Gran Galà del Calcio, organised by the Association of Italian Footballers, on 3 December. The Argentinian also won the goal of the season award and was voted in the team of 2017/18 alongside Nainggolan, who was a Roma player last term.

PSV Eindhoven
• On 4 August PSV lost on penalties to Feyenoord in the Johan Cruijff Schaal after a goalless 90 minutes at their own ground in Eindhoven.

• PSV won their first 13 Eredivisie matches this season before that run was ended, again by Feyenoord, who were 2-1 winners in Rotterdam on 3 December. They got back to winning ways with a 6-0 defeat of Excelsior on Friday.

• Luuk de Jong had scored in five successive PSV games, six goals in all, before drawing a blank at Feyenoord. Having scored twice against Excelsior, the striker has 15 goals in his last 16 club appearances, and 14 in his last 13 Eredivisie matches.

• Steven Bergwijn, who was also on target against Excelsior, has three goals in his last four league appearances and seven in this season's Eredivisie –just one short of his total for the whole of last season, his most prolific campaign to date.

• The 4-1 win at De Graafschap on 10 November meant Mark van Bommel eclipsed Morten Olsen's Eredivisie record of 11 successive wins with Ajax from the start of the 1997/98 campaign.

• The 7-0 defeat of Den Haag on 15 September was PSV's biggest win since 2 February 2013 – another success against Den Haag by the same scoreline.

• A 6-0 victory against Emmen on 20 October made Van Bommel the first PSV coach to win his first nine league matches, surpassing the record of Eric Gerets, whose side won their first eight Eredivisie matches in 1999/2000.

• Summer signing Ryan Thomas suffered a cruciate knee injury in late August, two weeks after signing from Zwolle; he has not been included in the UEFA Champions League squad.

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