Inter host FC Sheriff Tiraspol and Milan travel to play FC Porto on Tuesday night, when both sides from San Siro play for their future in the Champions League.
The future will be written on Tuesday night, as the two Milan teams are with their backs against the wall ahead of the third round of fixtures in the Champions League.
Inter are yet to score in the competition and sit third in Group D with one point from their first two games, as their European woes continue.
The Nerazzurri opened with a 1-0 defeat to Real Madrid at the Giuseppe Meazza and a 0-0 draw in Ukraine followed against Roberto De Zerbi’s Shakhtar Donetsk.
Simone Inzaghi stressed the match against FC Sheriff will be ‘fundamental’ for his team, but the Nerazzurri are playing against the group leaders – who arrive after beating both Shakhtar and Madrid in their first two games.
Milan, on the other hand, are desperate for points when they arrive in Portugal on Tuesday, but the two performances against Liverpool and Atletico Madrid in Group B were encouraging.
But Stefano Pioli’s men have a poor defensive record in the Champions League, conceding five goals in the first two games.
Milan turned the first half around at Anfield and held a 2-1 lead at the interval, but the Reds ran riot in the second period and secured a 3-2 win against the Rossoneri.
The Diavolo seemed set to stun Atletico at San Siro in the second round, before Franck Kessie was sent off during the first 45 minutes and the home side threw away another lead, as Luis Suarez turned the game around from the penalty spot in stoppages.
Milan are thus bottom in the group with zero points so far and risk being left behind with another defeat in Porto.
The spotlight is on Milan tonight, as the two rivals from Serie A are playing for their future in the prestigious competition and the adventure in Europe could be over far too early.