Inter Milan return back to Serie A action on Sunday after their Champions League exploits tonight against Barcelona in an enthralling performance that played out a six-goal thriller at Camp Nou.
However, with all the Champions League performances, the Nerazzuri needs to strongly get back to winning ways in Serie A and put the UCL on one side if they are to challenge at the top this season.
They play host to Salernitana who are ufc calendar’s underdog on Sunday and this seems to be the perfect opportunity for the San Siro outfits to pick up three more points. However, Simone Inzaghi’s team has struggled in Serie A this season, dropping four of their previous nine contests, including two of their last three.
The Nerazzurri moved up to eighth with a victory away at Sassuolo last weekend, but Inzaghi is aware that the heat is now on. The San Siro this weekend might provide the decisive victory that is required.
Inter has struggled to maintain many clean sheets so far this year, but they may have a wonderful chance to do so in this match. Last Saturday, Salernitana defeated Hellas Verona with a last-second victory after recovering well from the hammering they had from Sassuolo. But they might have a little bit of trouble getting past the Inter defense.
They will have to do without Franck Ribéry, despite the fact that he hasn’t played much because of injuries in recent years, who has announced his retirement. He is currently considering his options, although he has served as a fantastic role model for the club’s younger players and might continue in a more senior position.
But for the time being, Davide Nicola will need to find a way to thwart Lautaro Martinez and Edin Deko’s offensive prowess while hoping that Krzysztof Piatek and Boulaye Dia can forge their own strike partnership.
Inter’s (3-5-2) lineup consists of Onana, Bastoni, de Vrij, Kriniar, Dimarco, Mkhitaryan, Barella, Alhanoglu, Dumfries, Martinez, and Deko. Salernitana’s (3-5-2) lineup consists of Sepe, Daniliuc, Pirola, Gyömbér, Mazzochi, Vilhena, Coulibaly, Maggiore, Candreva,
Team news for Inter
Simone Inzaghi will wait to see how his team performs against Barcelona in the Champions League test the following week, although he might switch around the starting eleven from the one that faced Sassuolo.
Mkhitaryan might start in the middle of the pitch, and De Vrij and Kriniar might replace them at the back.
Team news for Salernitana
Ivan Radovanovi, a midfielder, will not be available for Davide Nicola because he was dismissed in the victory against Verona last week. After scoring in that game, Boulaye Dia should be given the go-ahead to start up front as well. Most likely, Federico Bonazzoli will have to make room.