Forward Alexis Sanchez will start for Inter Milan in tomorrow evening’s Champions League group stage match against Real Sociedad.
This according to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, via FCInterNews. The broadcaster also anticipates that Davide Frattesi and Juan Cuadrado will come into the starting eleven as well.
Inter face off against Real Sociedad in their final Champions League group stage match for the season tomorrow evening.
A result is not a necessity for either side. Both Inter and La Real have already secured their spot in the Champions League round of sixteen.
However, with the two teams level on points, tomorrow’s match is more or less a straight playoff for top spot in the group.
With Inter having played just a couple days ago – and set to face Lazio away in the league next weekend – Nerazzurri coach Simone Inzaghi will be thinking about squad rotation.
For the coach, the key aspect will be balancing giving some key players a rest with putting out a strong team.
Alexis Sanchez To Start For Inter Vs Real Sociedad
In attack, Sky anticipate that Inter captain Lautaro Martinez will drop to the bench.
The Argentine will get a rest in view of next Sunday’s match against Lazio.
Playing in place of Martinez will be Sanchez. The veteran former Arsenal, Manchester United, and Barcelona forward will play alongside Marcus Thuram.
And then in midfield, Sky report that Nicolo Barella will also get a rest like Martinez.
The player to replace the former Cagliari midfielder will be fellow Italian international Frattesi.
Lastly, Sky predict, Juan Cuadrado will get his first ever start for Inter.
The Colombian will start on the right flank, allowing Matteo Darmian to rest. And Yann Bisseck will keep his place on the right side of the back three.
Sky’s complete predicted starting eleven for the match is as follows:
Inter (3-5-2): Sommer; Darmian, Acerbi, Carlos Augusto; Cuadrado, Frattesi, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Sanchez, Thuram.