Wednesday July 18 2018
Inter lose friendly and Nainggolan

Inter suffered a 2-0 defeat to Swiss side Sion and lost Radja Nainggolan to injury in this evening’s friendly.

The Nerazzurri tested out a 4-2-3-1 formation with Nainggolan, Matteo Politano and Yann Karamoh fanning out behind Lautaro Martinez.

Nainggolan didn’t last long, as he felt a muscular twinge after 24 minutes and decided to come off as a precautionary measure, making way for youth team player Xian Emmers.

Daniele Padelli’s howler on a corner allowed Neitzke to nod in relatively undisturbed.

It was almost 2-0 when Carlitos hit the woodwork and Padelli denied Adryan on the rebound, while Karamoh skimmed the upright.

Danilo D’Ambrosio put a header over, then Mauro Icardi replaced Martinez, but Sion doubled their lead through a Baltazar curler.

Sion 2-0 Inter

Neitzke 27 (S), Baltazar 70 (S)

Inter: Padelli; Dalbert (D'Ambrosio 46), De Vrij (Ranocchia 46), Skriniar (Zappa 75), Asamoah; Gagliardini (Roric 69), Borja Valero (Salcedo 61); Politano (Candreva 46), Nainggolan (Emmers 69), Karamoh; Lautaro (Icardi 61)