Inter Milan captain Lautaro Martinez is battling for a starting spot with Julian Alvarez in the upcoming clash between Brazil and Argentina.

The two strikers have been competing for a starting berth at least since the 2022 World Cup.

In Argentina’s most recent outing, the Manchester City striker got the nod alongside Lionel Messi and Nicolas Gonzalez. The Nerazzurri captain then entered the pitch in the second half.

The Albiceslete suffered a 0-2 defeat at the hands of Uruguay, but they remain on top of the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers.

The world champions will be eager to bounce back in style when they lock horns with their eternal rivals Brazil at the iconic Maracana Stadium on Tuesday night.

According to TYC Sport via FcInterNews, Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni could ring some changes to the starting lineup, especially up front.

The manager will resort to Benfica veteran Angel Di Maria on the wing instead of Gonzalez.

Lautaro Martinez Battling With Julian Alvarez For Starting Berth In Brazil Vs Argentine Clash

Messi will certainly maintain his starting berth, but Scaloni is facing a dilemma in the striker role.

The coach will once again have to choose between Lautaro Martinez and Alvarez.

The Inter captain has been on spectacular form since the start of the season, scoring 13 goals across all competitions.

The source also expects Scaloni to field a star-studded midfield featuring Atletico Madrid’s Rodrigo De Paul, Chelsea’s Enzo Fernandez and Liverpool’s Alexis Mac Allister.