Inter Milan Predicted Lineup vs RB Salzburg – Fantastic Lautaro Martinez hungry for more goals

The in-form Lautaro Martinez is firmly in the limelight in the Inter Milan Predicted Lineup vs RB Salzburg as the Italian heavyweights look to get a major win in the Champions League at the San Siro on Tuesday night.

After a slightly topsy-turvy start to the European campaign, the Nerrazzurri will push to improve their goal difference and claim the top spot in Group D.

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Inter Milan Predicted Lineup vs RB Salzburg

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Simone Inzaghi is set to miss the services of clinical striker Marko Arnautovic and won’t be able to use him as an impact substitute. The Austrian forward sustained a nasty hamstring injury last month and isn’t expected to be back for another month.

Wing-back Juan Ferrando is also likely to miss this game due to an injury he picked up during the October international window. Fortunately, neither of the two are quintessential players for the time right now. The Italian side still has a strong and healthy squad that is packed with enough quality to cause major issues for Salzburg.

Predicted Lineup

Yann Sommer (GK), Benjamin Pavard, Francesco Acerbi, Alessandro Bastoni, Denzel Dumfries, Nicolo Barella, Hakan Calhanoglu, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Federico Dimarco, Marcus Thuram, Lautaro Martinez

Inter Milan Predicted Lineup vs RB Salzburg
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Inter Milan Predicted Lineup vs RB Salzburg – Our top three

Lautaro Martinez – Eager to get closer to Golden Boot race

After seeing Romelu Lukaku leave and join AS Roma, Lautaro Martinez has thrived under the added goal-scoring responsibility at Inter Milan. The Argentine forward has had an amazing start to the 2023/24 season and has scored 11 goals in 9 league games.

Martinez is guaranteed to be hassled, aggressively tackled and marked by young Salzburg defender Oumar Solet in this. However, the Argentine is performing at an optimum level and knows how to trick past defenders. He’ll look to continue his form by ruthlessly finishing chances and improving his goal tally in the Champions League.

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Marcus Thuram – Buzzing Frenchman looks to double the trouble

Not only does Salzburg have to create a plan to keep Martinez quiet, but his new striking partner Marcus Thuram is another menace to be aware of. Thuram has been in impressive form and scored the winner in their recent win over Benfica in the Champions League.

Samson Baidoo might look to trouble him by keeping a close eye on him, but Thuram can be really tricky with his clever off-the-ball runs and dribbling ability. He’ll look to get into the key areas to finish off chances and also link up nicely with Martinez to run riot in the opposition backline.

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Denzel Dumfries – Energetic wing-back can bring creative edge

Denzel Dumfries has become a really important part of Inter Milan’s attacking style after being given the utmost freedom to roam high up the pitch. He loves to dart past opposition defenders and get into the empty spaces in the final third.

Dumfries will be looking to confuse Salzburg by making his runs deep into the opposition box and then creating chances. He needs to really accurate with his passes into the final third to set up big chances and might even look to get in a few shots on target from promising areas.

Will Alexis Sanchez start vs RB Salzburg?

Inter signed Alexis Sanchez to bolster their frontline in the summer. He was brought in to add more goal-scoring options, but mostly to operate as a substitute. He’s not as good as Martinez or Thuram right now and is unlikely to get a start against the Austrian side.

Inter Milan Predicted Lineup vs RB Salzburg – The final word

Inter Milan can’t afford to drop points in matches like this if they want to top their group. Inzaghi will need to get his side to replicate their league form in Europe, being really clinical in finishing off their chances and defensively unbeatable to finally get a big win in the Champions League.

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