First friendly of the season for the Nerazzurri: great anticipation for the first of the Moroccan winger, ahead of Alexis and Lautaro
2′ Offside for Sanchez: the Chilean caught in an irregular position after a throw by Skriniar from the rear.
1′ Parties! Inter-Lugano begins!
Ore 16.50: on the bench there is Kolarov, just arrived from Rome, but not Diego Godin, now one step away from Cagliari and very close to farewell.
Ore 16.45: A quarter of an hour at the start of the match. Teams on the pitch for warm-up. Hakimi made his debut from the start in a friendly, then made room for the Lautaro-Sanchez tandem in front. The Inter bench is completed by Kolarov, Lukaku, Eriksen, De Vrij, Perisic, Young, Brozovic, Nainggolan, D’Ambrosio, in addition to the goalkeepers Padelli and Radu, and the young Pirola, Agoumè, Salcedo and Esposito
Inter, official line-up:
3-5-2. Handanovic; Skriniar, Ranocchia, 95 Sticks; Hakimi, Barella, Sensi, Gagliardini, Dalbert; Sanchez, Lautaro Martinez. Coach: Conte
Lugano, official line-up:
4-2-3-1. Osigwe; Lavanchy, Maric, Kecskes, Guerrero; Guidotti, Sabbatini; Lovric, Holender, Bottani; Gerndt. Coach: Jacobacci
Renzetti, pres. of Lugano
Lugano president Angelo Renzetti commented on the match against the Nerazzurri: “A pleasant habit, we are almost twinned with Inter. I hope that the team expresses itself significantly today, we are not here to look for the result. Inter Milan he is very hungry and there are also players who want to show off to stay, like Nainggolan and Perisic. ”
It will be the first of three events, condensed into one week. Inter are thus preparing for Serie A 2020/21, which for Conte’s Nerazzurri will start on Saturday 26 September, at home against Fiorentina. The first of the three tests is scheduled today at 17, in the closed doors of Appiano Gentile against the Swiss of Lugano. It is a traditional friendly, given the last few years, but with a European charm and Nordic curiosities.
Lugano, who sees himself again
Between rookies (Hakimi and Kolarov), returns (Nainggolan and Perisic, not Joao Mario exempted from retirement) and welcome confirmations (Lautaro), Antonio Conte finds the Swiss already faced last summer. The last precedent dates back to July 14, 2019, when in Cornaredo the Nerazzurri won (2-1) the first edition of the Casino Lugano Cup. Sensi and Brozovic had scored, one was canceled by De Vrij by the Var and in the final the Swiss had also shortened with Kryezi ( 87 ‘). Today the Kosovar returned to his homeland, replaced by a Serie A meteor: Joaquín Ardaiz, Uruguayan, who played 19 minutes with Frosinone between summer and winter 2018.
The Swede survived
Lugano is just back from qualifying for the second round of the Swiss Cup, which they land after beating Schaffhausen 1-2 in extra time, the former club of the current Juventus coach Maurizio Jacobacci. Four days before the league debut – Saturday 19th, in Cornaredo, against Lucerne – in the Swiss 3-5-2 there will be room for captain Sabbatini, who just last year declared his Nerazzurri support, and Alexander Gerndt. The Swede will be the main danger for Handanovic: 8 goals last season, has a strong passion for tattoos and survived the tsunami in Sumatra, Indonesia, in 2004.
A thrilling precedent
In the thirty-second of the 1995/96 Uefa Cup final, Igor Shalimov’s Lugano (loaned by Inter himself) had played a bad joke on the Nerazzurri of Javier Zanetti and Roberto Carlos. On September 12, 1995, in Canton Ticino, José Edo Carrasco had replied to Roberto Carlos about the development of a corner (1-1). At San Siro, two weeks later, the Chilean (also an Inter fan) wrote the Swiss feat on a free-kick at 5 ‘from the end. It was only the fourth European evening in which the Swiss participated: “We would never have thought of eliminating Inter,” he said, who in Switzerland had reached the age of two, emigrated with his family from the Pinochet regime. Despite this, however, the journey of the Ticino players would have stopped in the round of 32, against Slavia Prague of two very young Smicer and Poborský. Two that Milan, both Rossoneri and Nerazzurri, would have met her again. And also made her cry.
The probable formations
Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni (Kolarov); Hakimi, Barella, Sensi, Gagliardini, Young; Lukaku, Lautaro. Lugano (3-5-2): Heaven; Kecskes, Maric, Daprelà; Lavanchy, Macek, Custodio, Sabbatini, Guerrero; Gerndt, Lungoyi.
15 September 2020 (change September 15, 2020 | 17:06)
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