Match Preview: Inter Milan Travel to Face Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio Looking to Maintain Perfect Start

Match Preview: Inter Milan Travel to Face Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio Looking to Maintain Perfect Start

  • Match Preview: Lazio vs Inter Milan, Stadio Olimpico, Friday 26th August 7:45 PM GMT
  • Simeone Inzaghi will return to his former club after leading Inter Milan to two successive wins in the opening games of the Serie A
  • Lazio, under Maurizio Sarri, have won once and drawn once in their first two games

Serie A will be treated to the first of the three huge league matches set to take place this weekend when Lazio welcome Inter Milan at the Stadio Olimpico on Friday night.

The other matches will see Juventus play AS Roma on Saturday before Napoli entertain Fiorentina on Sunday.

Romelu Lukaku, Denzel Dumfries, Nicolo Barella, Inter Milan, Lazio, Maurizio Sarri, Simone Inzaghi
Inter Milan players celebrate Lautaro Martinez's goal against Spezia. Photo by Jonathan Moscrop.
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Inter Milan will be putting their 100 per cent record start on the line, while Lazio will be looking to win their first two home games of the campaign for the first time since 2015.

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Both sides have a near full-strength squad to choose from, with only Francesco Acerbi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan set to miss for their respective sides.

Lazio are still looking for a new goalkeeper, but meanwhile, Luis Maximiano will compete for the starting berth with Ivan Provedel.

Lazio, Inter Milan
Probable lineups. Courtesy of
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Players to watch

While all eyes will understandably be on the flourishing partnership of Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku, this is certainly Sergej Milinkovic-Savic's game.

The Lazio midfielder loves scoring against Inter Milan, having registered five goals in his last seven appearances. Apart from Milinkovic-Savic, captain Ciro Immobile is still in the goals, having bagged one in the opening victory against Bologna.

Lukaku will be looking to add to his one goal and one assist so far this season.

Tanguy Ndombele scores on his Napoli debut

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Tottenham Hotspur reject Tanguy Ndombele scored in a friendly match in his debut game for Napoli against Juve Stabia. Ndombele, who recently completed a loan move to the Italian side, did not take long to get his name on the scoresheet.

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He whipped in a rocket of a goal from just outside the penalty area to give Napoli the lead in the second half.

Napoli head coach Luciano Spalletti was using the game to freshen his new signings. The Serie A season is already two game weeks in. Napoli won 3-0, with the other goals coming from Giuseppe Ambrosino and Alessio Zerbin.

Source: Sports Brief News