Inter Milan, twice winners of the European Cup, went close to emulating their successes of 1964 and 1965 when they reached the semi-finals of last season's competition.

The Italian giants were eliminated on away goals by city rivals AC Milan, who went on to lift the trophy. Defeat on 'away goals' was all the more frustrating since both legs were played in the San Siro, a stadium shared by both Milan clubs.

Inter qualified for this year's Champions League after finishing second to Juventus in Serie A last season. Arsenal, who bought Dennis Bergkamp from Inter in 1995, have never met the Italians in a competitive match.

PROFILE

Full name: FC Internazionale

From: Milan, Italy

Manager/Coach: Héctor Raúl Cúper

Squad list:
Francesco Toldo
Alberto Fontana
Mathieu Moreau
Iván Cordoba
Javier Zanetti
Fabio Cannavaro
Daniele Adani
Marco Materazzi
Carlos Gamarra
Nelson Vivas
Francesco Coco
Emre Belözoglu
Cristiano Zanetti
Domenico Morfeo
Guly
Luigi Di Biagio
Stéphane Dalmat
Okan Buruk
Matias Almeyda
Mohamed Kallon
Alvaro Recoba
Akinwunmi Martins Obafemi
Christian Vieri

Official website: www.inter.it

Home ground: Giuseppe Meazza Stadium

Capacity: 85,700

European Honours:
European Cup winners 1964, 1965
UEFA Cup winners 1991, 1994, 1998

Fixtures:
Wed Sep 17 - Arsenal v Inter Milan
Tue Nov 25 - Inter Milan v Arsenal

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