NEWS
Saturday August 11 2018
Probables: Atletico Madrid-Inter

Mauro Icardi, Lautaro Martinez and Matteo Politano are expected to start for Inter in tonight’s International Champions Cup clash with Atletico Madrid.

It kicks off at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium at 20.05 UK time (19.05 GMT).

This is the final match of the tournament and Inter drew 1-1 with Chelsea (losing on penalties) before beating Olympique Lyonnais 1-0.

It puts them on four points, so they can go joint top with Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund with a victory.

Atleti lost on spot-kicks to Arsenal following a 1-1 stalemate and were beaten 3-2 by Paris Saint-Germain.

Radja Nainggolan, Ivan Perisic and Sime Vrsaljko were left behind at the Appiano Gentile training ground due to fitness issues and are working to be ready for next weekend’s Serie A opener.

Coach Luciano Spalletti should stick with the 4-2-3-1 formation, as new buys Politano and Martinez are joined by Yann Karamoh in fanning out behind Icardi.

The role currently held by Karamoh is expected to be taken by Keita Balde Diao when he completes his transfer from Monaco.

A deal has reportedly been done for a €5m loan with €30m option to buy at the end of the season.

Atletico Madrid and their boss Diego Simeone continue with the trademark 4-4-2 formation, Diego Costa partnered by Angel Correa in attack.

Probable line-ups

Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Juanfran, Gimenez, Godín, Filipe Luis; Saul, Rodri, Koke, Lemar; Correa, Diego Costa

Atletico Madrid bench: Adan, Dos Santos, Savic, Arias, Lucas Hernandez, Partey, Gelson Martins, Vitolo, Griezmann, Kalinic, Olabe, Joaquin, Montero, Borja Garces

Inter: Handanovic; D'Ambrosio, Skriniar, Miranda, Asamoah; Gagliardini, Brozovic; Politano, Martinez, Karamoh; Icardi

Inter bench: Padelli, Berni, De Vrij, Ranocchia, Zappa, Dalbert, Vecino, Borja Valero, Emmers, Roric, Candreva, Joao Mario, Salcedo, Demirovic

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