NEWS
Saturday November 9 2019
Probable line-ups: Inter-Verona

Inter are down to the bare bones again as they host high-flying Hellas Verona, with Valentino Lazaro and Matias Vecino likely to start.

It kicks off at San Siro at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The Nerazzurri injury crisis drags on and so do coach Antonio Conte’s repeated complaints that the squad was not set up to deal with three major tournaments.

Following the 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund midweek, Matteo Politano and Stefano Sensi joined Alexis Sanchez, Kwadwo Asamoah and Roberto Gagliardini on the treatment table.

Danilo D’Ambrosio is back in the squad, but probably not ready to start, as Alessandro Bastoni steps in for Diego Godin.

Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez are now the only fit senior strikers available, other than 17-year-old Sebastiano Esposito.

The changes are expected in midfield, where Lazaro can take the right flank, shifting Antonio Candreva over to the left, just in case Cristiano Biraghi is not picked.

Verona aren’t in much better shape and coach Ivan Juric has several issues to deal with, missing Marash Kumbulla, Salvatore Bocchetti and Koray Gunter in defence, while Miguel Veloso and Daniel Bessa are not fully fit.

It’s a battle between Mariusz Stepinski and Inter-owned teenage forward Eddie Salcedo for the centre-forward role.

Probable line-ups

Inter: Handanovic; Skriniar, De Virj, Bastoni; Lazaro, Vecino, Brozovic, Barella, Candreva; R Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez

Verona: Silvestri; Rrahmani, Dawidowicz, Empereur; Faraoni, Amrabat, Pessina, Lazocic; Zaccagni, Verre; Stepinski

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