And after the knockout against Lazio – 3-1 the final of the Olimpico on Friday evening – Inter is preparing to return to the field, this time hosting Cremonese, in what will be the fourth day of the new Serie A season The kick-off is set for Tuesday 30 August at 8.45pm.
How Inter arrives: Lukaku forfeit, Dzeko warms up
Inter, after the clear success obtained over Spezia, last Friday completely collapsed against Lazio: at the Olimpico, in fact, the Biancocelesti won 3-1. So the Nerazzurri will go in search of redemption in front of their fans on Tuesday. Inzaghi, however, will have to give up Romelu Lukaku, stopped by a muscle strain that threatens to make him miss next Saturday’s derby. The coach will therefore most likely rely on Edin Dzeko, who will support Lautaro Martinez in attack. Hakan Calhanoglu, on the bench in Rome, will return to the field from the first minute and will support the usual Brozovic in the control room.
How the Cremonese arrives: only confirmations for Alvini in attack
Grigiorossi in black crisis given that, until now, they have not yet found success in the league, having lost against Fiorentina, Rome and Turin: Alvini’s men are in fact at the bottom of the standings, at zero points in the company of Lecce and Monza. The Tuscan coach will re-propose the 3-4-1-2, with the former Nerazzurri Radu between the posts. Few doubts for the advanced department: Zanimacchia will float between the lines, behind the Okereke-Dessers couple.
The probable formations of Inter-Cremonese:
INTER (3-5-2): Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Batons; Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Dimarco; Dzeko, Lautaro.
Unavailable: Mkhitaryan, Lukaku.
Coach: Simone Inzaghi.
CREMONESE (3-4-1-2): Radu; Bianchetti, Chiriches, Lochoshvili; Ghiglione, Pickel, Ascacibar, Valeri; Zanimacchia; Okereke, Dessers.
Coach: Massimiliano Alvini.