Inter have already secure their spot in next season’s Supercoppa Italiana tournament.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri’s participation in the final of the Coppa Italia tournament this season will mean that they will have a spot in a revamped four-team Supercoppa tournament.
Inter have played in and won each of the past two Supercoppa Italiana matches, qualifying as Serie A title winners from the 2020-21 season and then as Coppa Italia winners from last campaign.
In the format for the Supercoppa that has been used until now, it has been a one-off match pitting the Serie A title winners against the Coppa Italia winners (and, if the same team do the double and wins both, the Coppa runners-up).
However, there is set to be a format change for the Supercoppa, which will see it transformed into a four-team tournament, similar to the one which is currently played by teams from La Liga, which sees two semifinals followed by one final.
This format change follows and agreement with organizers in Saudi Arabia.
Under the new format for the tournament, the top two teams from the Serie A table as well as both of the two Coppa Italia finalists will be among the four teams to compete for the Supercoppa.
This means that Napoli will certainly be among the four, whilst in the league Lazio would currently be well-placed to book their place in the Supercoppa although the likes of Juventus, Roma, and AC Milan could take that place from them by snatching their spot in second.
From the Coppa Italia, Inter have qualified for the Supercoppa regardless of whether or not they actually win the competition for the second season running, whilst whichever of Fiorentina or Cremonese reach the final in today’s semifinal second leg will also play in the Supercoppa.