Friday September 11 2015
Medel tested in defence

Inter tested Gary Medel as a centre-back rather than Andrea Ranocchia for Sunday’s Milan Derby.

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Joao Miranda has been ruled out by injury, so former captain Ranocchia was expected to start in central defence.

However, today Coach Roberto Mancini tested out Medel in that role instead.

It wouldn’t be a new position for Medel, who tends to play centre-back for Chile.

If Mancini did make this decision, it would represent a huge blow to Ranocchia and show how far away from the ideal XI he really is.

Meanwhile, Ivan Perisic and Felipe Melo could make their debuts, while Juan Jesus is the favourite at left-back rather than Alex Telles.

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