NEWS
Wednesday October 23 2019
Line-ups: Inter v Borussia Dortmund

Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez lead Inter with Roberto Gagliardini drafted into midfield in a must-win clash with Jadon Sancho’s Borussia Dortmund.

It kicks off at San Siro at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

You can follow the build-up and action as it happens from this game and RB Salzburg-Napoli on the LIVEBLOG.

You can follow the build-up and action as it happens from this game and RB Salzburg-Napoli on the LIVEBLOG.

The Nerazzurri have only one point so far in this group, losing 2-1 at Barcelona and a costly 1-1 home stalemate with Slavia Prague.

Antonio Conte’s men cannot afford another slip-up on their own territory, but have an injury crisis to deal with, missing Alexis Sanchez, Stefano Sensi, Danilo D’Ambrosio and with Matias Vecino not fully fit either.

It means Gagliardini is the only real alternative in midfield with Marcelo Brozovic and Nicolò Barella, while Diego Godin returns in defence.

Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez are the only candidates to start upfront, with just Matteo Politano and teenager Sebastiano Esposito on the bench.

Borussia Dortmund have their own issues to deal with, making the trip without Marco Reus, Paco Alcacher and Marcel Schmelzer.

Goalkeeper Roman Burki is passed fit to start, but striker Mario Gotze makes way for Julian Weigl with support from Thorgan Hazard.

England international sensation Sancho does return to the starting XI, as the 19-year-old was dropped at the weekend for disciplinary reasons.

The Germans are yet to concede in the Champions League this season, holding Barcelona 0-0 and winning 2-0 away to Slavia Prague, putting them joint top of the group.

Inter: Handanovic; Godin, De Vrij, Skriniar; Candreva, Gagliardini, Brozovic, Barella, Asamoah; R Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez

Inter bench: Padelli, Bastoni, Biraghi, Lazaro, Borja Valero, Politano, Esposito

Borussia Dortmund: Bürki; Hakimi, Akanji, Hummels, Schulz; Delaney, Witsel; Sancho, Brandt, T Hazard; Weigl

Dortmund bench: Hitz, Zagadou, Piszczek, Guerreiro, Dahoud, Gotze, Bruun Larsen

Ref: Taylor (ENG)

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