This Saturday’s clash between As Roma and Inter Milan will include five stars who shared the biggest sporting stage just over a year ago.
Revived in Daniele De Rossi’s early days in charge, the Giallorossi will host Simone Inzaghi’s men at the Stadio Olimpico in the most anticipated showdown of the Serie A weekend.
As La Gazzetta dello Sport via FcInterNews notes, this fixture will feature five World Cup finalists.
In December 2022, Lionel Messi led Argentina towards international glory. The South Americans pipped France to the title on spot-kicks following a thrilling 3-3 draw.
For their part, Inter have a World Champion among their ranks in the shape of their club captain Lautaro Martinez.
Although he wasn’t at his best during the tournament, the 26-year-old returned home with a golden medal.
This Saturday, Il Toro will cross paths with his compatriots Paulo Dybala and Leandro Paredes. Curiously, Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni brought in all three as substitutes during the course of the final.
As Roma vs Inter Milan Clash Will Include Five FIFA World Cup Finalists
On the other hand, Marcus Thuram and Benjamin Pavard had to settle for silver. The striker came off the bench while the defender remained in the dugout for the entire match.
At the time, both Frenchmen were plying their trade in the Bundesliga. Thuram was a Borussia Monchengladbach star while Pavard used to be a pillar at the back for Bayern Munich.
Nevertheless, Inter managed to sign the France duo over the summer, and they have proven to be excellent additions to Inzaghi’s ranks.
So all in all, Inter will have a World Cup winner on the pitch alongside two runners-up, while Roma currently host two world champions.