Italy, France & Turkiye Stars Set To Return To Inter Milan Starting Lineup Vs Bologna

Inter Milan stars Francesco Acerbi, Marcus Thuram and Hakan Calhanoglu will reportedly return to the starting lineup this weekend.

Bologna will host the Nerazzurri on Saturday at the Renato Dall’Ara. This encounter will arguably pit Italy’s two most in-form sides against one another.

Simone Inzaghi’s men have torched the competition by opening up a 15-point gap with their closest chasers Juventus. For their part, the Emilians currently sit fourth in the standings on the back of a sensational run.

But for Inter, this encounter is also their final stop ahead of Tuesday’s crucial Champions League showdown against Atletico Madrid.

Therefore, the manager will be using this opportunity to rest some of his key players while introducing the recently returned players back into the fold.

This could be the case for three stars who have recently overcome injury problems.

According to Sky Sport Italia via FcInterNews, Acerbi and Thuram will be in the starting lineup after making their returns in the second half against Genoa on Monday.

Moreover, Calhanoglu will join them after skipping the last three encounters due to an adductor problem. The Turkiye star will thus replace Kristjan Asllani who played in his stead recently.

In the attack, the source considers Alexis Sanchez the favorite to link up with Thuram.

The Chilean veteran has delivered impressive displays as of late, including scoring a spot kick and providing an assist against Genoa.

Inter Milan Trio Acerbi, Thuram & Calhanoglu Return To Starting Lineup Vs Bologna

For his part, club captain Lautaro Martinez appears destined for a secondary role this weekend. He will likely enter the pitch as a second-half substitute.

Finally, the source tips Yann Bisseck for a starting berth in the backline, with Inzaghi giving Benjamin Pavard a breather.

Alessandro Bastoni should complete the backline (alongside Bisseck and Acerbi) after serving a one-match ban on Monday.

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