Yesterday’s match against Bologna was a perfect example of how Simone Inzaghi rotates Inter Milan’s squad.

This is the view in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInter1908.

Inter are now at the point in their season where they have to be mindful of squad rotation.

The fixtures are piling up, with the team playing more or less twice a week.

Therefore, it would hardly be possible for the key players in the squad to play every single minute of every match without tiring or risking injury.

And Inzaghi looks to have found a balance for giving players rest when they need it.

And that was on show against Bologna.

Bologna Clash Emblematic Of Simone Inzaghi Squad Rotation At Inter

There were three players in Inter’s usual starting eleven who got the night off against Bologna yesterday.

These were captain Lautaro Martinez, wingback Federico Dimarco, and defender Benjaminm Pavard.

The likes of Alexis Sanchez, Carlos Augusto, and Yann Bisseck started in their respective places.

This was a big boost ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League round of sixteen second leg against Atletico Madrid. All three of Martinez, Dimarco, and Pavard will be fresh for that match.

But it was not just those three who got some rest.

Midfielders Hakan Calhanoglu and Henrikh Mkhitaryan came off right at the hour mark.

That meant that both of the pair were able to avoid having thirty extra minutes in their legs ahead of the match against Atletico.

And then striker Marcus Thuram followed not long after. And Nicolo Barella came off in the eightieth minute.

Meanwhile, Thuram and Calhanoglu as well as Alessandro Bastoni and Francesco Acerbi were all coming into the Inter lineup having not started against Genoa in the previous match.

Inzaghi has managed to give virtually all his key players the rest they need, but whilst retaining a lot of continuity in terms of personnel and tactics, the Gazzetta highlight.