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On the back of a draw against Torino, Cagliari has the challenge of Inter Milan in the second round of Serie A. The Black and Blues make an appearance in this game after finding a victory against Monza at the start of the season. Below, we have our anticipated lineups for the Cagliari vs Inter Milan match, accompanied by the most up-to-date team news.
The fixture is scheduled to be played at Unipol Domus on Monday, 28 August. The Kick-off time for this game is 18:45 GMT. Moving forward, we proceed to offer an evaluation of the expected lineups and the latest developments encompassing both teams.
Cagliari vs Inter Milan Predicted Lineups and News
Prior to delving deep into the potential lineups for the Cagliari vs Inter Milan clash, let’s initiate by sharing the most recent team updates for both teams and evaluating how these up-to-the-minute changes might impact their overall strength. Furthermore, for those unable to attend the stadium, rest assured that you can capture all the thrill on your television screen.
Team News: Cagliari
On their return to Serie A, Cagliari managed to clip Torino to a goalless draw in the first round, playing away at Stadio Olimpico Di Torino. The Islanders have also recorded their first achievement with a victory against Palermo in the first round of Copa Italia, prior to the Serie A campaign.
Cagliari continues to miss the presence of Makro Rog and Gianluza Lapadula, both sidelined for a minimum of two months. Additionally, Marco Mancosu’s contributions will remain on hold until mid-September due to knee surgery. Ibrahim Sulemana is anticipated to regain his spot in the starting lineup, while Oristanion will persist alongside Zito at the forefront.
Predicted Cagliari Lineup (4-4-2):
Radunovic, Obert, Dossena, Goldaniga, Zappa, Sulemana, Makoumbou, Azzi, Nandez, Oristanio, Zito
Team News: Inter Milan
Inter Milan secured all three points against Monza in Round 1 of Serie A with a brilliant brace from Lautaro Martinez. Argentine forward gave Inter the lead in just the eighth minute and extended the score in the 76th minute for a 2-0 win.
Inter’s defender Matteo Darmian experienced a minor ankle injury in the initial round against Monza. However, Darmian has been participating in separate training sessions at the beginning of the week and is supposedly ready to make a return to the starting lineup in the upcoming Serie A match against Cagliari.
However, Francesco Acerbo is likely to stay out of the field for one more week. Given these updates, Manager Inzaghi is expected to bring the same lineup against Cagliari.
Predicted Inter Milan lineup (3-5-2):
Sommer; Darmian, De Vrij, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Thuram, Martinez
Will Francesco Acerbi play for Inter Milan?
Having observed Francesco Acerbi’s impressive loan performance, Inter made the decision to secure the defender on a permanent basis. However, Acerbi has yet to make an appearance this season due to a calf injury he sustained during the preseason.
As he continues to contend with muscle fatigue, he will not be accessible for the upcoming match against Cagliari. Nevertheless, Acerbi’s return to action is anticipated in the following week’s fixture against Fiorentina.
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