Inter in a test difficult against Napoli and Juventus to find the balance

Inter, champion in charged, will face a new difficult test in the Italian football league when the leaders receive Napoli on Sunday, as part of their efforts to reduce the difference between them and maintain the chances of retaining the “Scudetto”, while Juventus hopes to regain the his balance when he hosts Lazio in the third phase matches on Saturday.

Inter drew 1-1 with nearby Milan in the Milanese derby before the international window, in a match in which the Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez missed a penalty and several chances of victory, while the “rossoneri” touched the three points in the last minutes of the match.

The men of coach Simone Inzaghi, who succeeded at the beginning of the season, Antonio Conte, who left due to differences with the administration, hope to recover at their San Siro stadium in front of stadiums full of fans, the first defeat of Napoli and recover what they lost against big, losing against Lazio 1-3 and drawing with Juventus 1-1 respectively in the eighth and ninth stages.

Inter are facing the upcoming confrontation against the leaders of the South, with 32 points, with almost complete readiness and the return of the injured, as it is likely that Bosnian veteran Edin Dzeko, 35, author of 7 goals in 12 league games, he will be available to his manager after recovering from injury.

With the possibility of the absence of the Dutch defender Stephan de Vrij, the presence of Alessandro Bastoni is expected, reduce from a muscle injury that prevented him from participating with Italy in the European qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, where the Italian team will once again experience the bitterness of playing the play-offs after a negative draw. faced Monday in the decisive phase and lost the opportunity to excel in his group and qualify directly.

Inter are looking to prepare locally for their major European match against Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk in their attempt to get close to missing the Champions League group stage, as they are in second place with 7 points, two points from leaders Real Madrid.

Unlike Inter, Napoli has in hand all the winning cards before the trip to the north, with the return from disqualification of the captain of the Senegalese national team Kalidou Coulibaly, expelled for red card in the match against Salernitana 1-0 in 11th stage.

Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti, on the other hand, returns to San Siro for the first time since he was sacked in 2019 to be replaced by Antonio Conte.

For its part, Milan runner-up, with 32 points and a goal difference from Napoli, have the opportunity to pass in advantage when he goes to Florence on Saturday to face Fiorentina, if he wins or even draws with seventh place (18 points).

The injured Juventus, who occupies the eighth place with 18 points, is a guest of Lazio on Saturday, knowing that the club della Capitale lost the striker Ciro Immobile, top scorer in the “Serie A” with 10 goals, after suffering a calf injury.

In turn, the “Old Lady” squad is suffering from injuries in its ranks with the return of its international players from their national team commitments, while doubts surround Argentina’s Paulo Dybala and his veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini and Federico Bernadsky. before the expected continental confrontation three days later against Chelsea in the fifth round of the European Champions League tournament.

The men of the old-new Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri secured their qualification for the round of 16 after having led the eighth round with flying colors with 12 points out of 4 wins.

Juventus, who beat Fiorentina 1-0 before the international window, are hoping to reduce the gap between them and the best teams, being 4 points behind Atalanta, the last fourth classified for next season’s continental competition, which opens the matches of this stage hosting the Spezia on Saturday.

Player under the microscope: Victor Osimhen-The Nigerian forward went through an unusually lean period with Napoli, where he scored his last goal a month ago against Legia Warsaw in the European League “Europa League”, but is back in the limelight with the arrival in country bench to compete in the qualifiers of the African continent. Qualification for the World Cup in Qatar 2022.

Osimhen made up for his failures with his own club Italian scoring a goal against Liberia and Cape Verde during the international window, to help qualify the “Excellent Eagles” for the decisive round.

The return in The 22-year-old’s goal is another offensive card in view of Napoli’s trip to Inter, especially with the absence of Bastoni and De Freij on the Neratsori defensive line.

-Important statistics -7- It is the difference between Inter, Napoli and Milan (25 against 32).

8- Napoli kept 8 goalless goals in this season

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