Alexis Sanchez will come back into the Inter Milan starting eleven for tomorrow’s Champions League match against Red Bull Salzburg.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.
So far this season, Sanchez has had to slowly work his way into the Inter team.
The Chilean arrived at the club without full match-fitness. Therefore, he had to work to regain physical condition before he could be a part of matchday squads.
There were some initial flashes of Sanchez’s quality, but also some flat performances.
Therefore, one or two questions arose about whether the Chilean had been the right player for Inter to sign in the summer to beef up their attacking depth.
But a couple weeks ago, Sanchez gave the clearest sign yet that he can contribute at something like his best in his second spell at Inter.
The Chilean made his second start of the season, against Red Bull Salzburg at the San Siro.
Sanchez scored the opening goal in a 2-1 Champions League group stage win.
And according to the Gazzetta, he’ll be back in lineup for the reverse match against the Austrian champions.
Alexis Sanchez To Start Champions League Clash Vs Red Bull Salzburg
So far this season, the Champions League has proven to be Sanchez’s best competition.
The former Barcelona, Arsenal, and Manchester United came off the bench against Real Sociedad. He proved a creative spark and helped Inter salvage a draw in that match.
And then there was the aforementioned good performance and goal against Salzburg.
Inter coach Simone Inzaghi will once again give Sanchez the opportunity to shine in Europe.
The Gazzetta report that the 34-year-old will be one of a number of changes that the coach makes to the team compared to the starting eleven against Atalanta on Saturday.
The newspaper’s complete predicted starting eleven for tomorrow’s match is as follows:
Inter (3-5-2): Sommer; Darmian, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Frattesi, Calhanoglu, Barella, Carlos Augusto; Sanchez, Lautaro.