NEWS
Saturday November 9 2019
Line-ups: Inter v Verona

Inter again rely on Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku, with Matias Vecino in midfield, as they host surprisingly high-flying Verona.

It kicks off at San Siro at 17.00 GMT.

You can follow all the build-up and action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG.

Antonio Conte complained he didn’t have enough players to deal with Champions League and Serie A football, citing the fumble from 2-0 up to lose 3-2 against Borussia Dortmund midweek as the perfect example.

He is missing Matteo Politano, Alexis Sanchez, Kwadwo Asamoah and Roberto Gagliardini, while Stefano Sensi and Danilo D’Ambrosio are only fit for the bench.

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

Valentino Lazaro gets his second start in an Inter jersey on the right flank, replacing Antonio Candreva.

Verona have their own problems to deal with, as Marash Kumbulla, Salvatore Bocchetti, Miguel Veloso and Daniel Bessa are injured, but Koray Gunter passes a late fitness test to start in defence.

Eddie Salcedo came up through the Genoa academy, then was purchased by Inter and is now on loan to Verona.

Hellas are currently in ninth place and can boast the strongest defensive record in Serie A this season, on a par with Juventus.

Antonio Conte could become the only coach after Gigi Simoni in 1997-98 to see Inter score in each of the first 12 Serie A rounds.

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

Inter bench: Padelli, Berni, Godin, Sensi, Ranocchia, Borja Valero, Dimarco, Esposito, D’Ambrosio, Vergani, Fonseca, Candreva

Verona: Silvestri; Rrahmani, Gunter, Empereur; Faraoni, Amrabat, Pessina, Lazovic; Zaccagni, Verre; Salcedo

Verona bench: Berardi, Radunovic, Henderson, Stepinski, Pazzini, Bocchetti, Lucas Felippe, Danzi, Dawidowicz, Wesley, Tutino, Adjapong

Ref: Valeri

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