Striker Lautaro Martinez, wingback Federico Dimarco, midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and defender Alessandro Bastoni will all start for Inter Milan against Benfica on Tuesday.
This according to Italian news outlet Gazzetta.it, who also anticipate that Matteo Darmian could be on the bench once again in the Champions League group stage clash.
Inter started yesterday evening’s Serie A match away to Salernitana with a heavily-rotated starting eleven.
The likes of Martinez, Dimarco, Mkhitaryan, and Bastoni were all out of the lineup.
Martinez, Mkhitaryan, and Bastoni had all started in each of the Nerazzurri’s matches prior since the start of the season. They had been the only outfield players to start every one of the team’s matches.
Now, the only Inter player not to have dropped out of the starting lineup at any point is goalkeeper Yann Sommer.
Key Inter Trio Lautaro, Dimarco, Mkhitaryan & Bastoni To Start Vs Benfica
According to the Gazzetta, however, all four of the quartet will be back in the team on Tuesday.
Inter face Benfica in their second Champions League group stage match of the campaign.
It will be vital for the Nerazzurri to take three points from that match.
Inter were only able to scrape a draw in their group stage opener away to Real Sociedad.
Meanwhile, Benfica lost to Red Bull Salzburg in their own first match in the Champions League this season.
Inter coach Simone Inzaghi is ready to go with what is essentially his strongest starting eleven against the Portuguese champions.
Meanwhile, it remains to be seen whether or not Darmian will start, the Gazzetta reports.
The 33-year-old could start on either the right side of defense or at right-wingback.
However, the form of Benjamin Pavard and Denzel Dumfries respectively could keep the former Manchester United and Torino veteran out of the team in both of those positions.