Real Sociedad vs Inter Milan Predicted Lineups: Can La Real spoil the Nerazzurri’s party?

Real Sociedad vs Inter Milan Predicted Lineups – Inter Milan begin their UEFA Champions League campaign with a tricky away trip to the Anoeta Stadium where they face off against La Liga side Real Sociedad this Wednesday evening.

Having come up just short in the final against Manchester City last season, Simone Inzaghi’s side hope to go all the way this time.

10th June 2023. A dejected Romelu Lukaku of Inter Milan lines up with squad members to receive his Champions League runners up medal – Photo by Icon sport

Real Sociedad vs Inter Milan Predicted Lineups and News

Imanol Aguacil’s side will fancy their chances of making it past Group D due to the opponents in it, and a positive result against the overwhelming favourites in Inter Milan will only be an extra boost for them.

The Nerazzurri are under some pressure to prove that their appearance in the final last season wasn’t a fluke. They’ve started this season as perfectly as possible, winning all their four Serie A games and conceding just one goal.

The game at the Anoeta Stadium should be a thrilling one. Inter are flying high with their electric attacking style and La Real are not one to park the bus either. Something has got to give when these two teams meet, with only the most clinical side set to come out on top.

Inter 5-1 AC Milan. Photo by Icon sport

Team News: Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad are going to be without their prolific centre-forward Andre Silva, who is yet to recover from a hamstring injury he sustained towards the end of the previous campaign. They are also without winger Martin Merquenlanz, who sustained a knee injury earlier this month.

All eyes will be on La Real’s majestic in-form winger Takefusa Kubo, who has been tormenting La Liga sides with his amazing dribbling ability and creativity. The Japanese winger will probably be the biggest threat to the Italian side and one they need to keep quiet to control the game properly. Arsenal loanee Kieran Tierney should also make his European debut for the La Liga side.

Real Sociedad Predicted Lineup

Alex Remiro, Alvaro Odriozola, Igor Zubeldia, Robin Le Normand, Kieran Tierney, Martin Zubimendi, Brais Mendez, Mikel Merino, Takefusa Kubo, Ander Barrenetxea, Mikel Oyarzabal

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Takefusa Kubo. (Photo by Cesar Ortiz / Pressinphoto / Icon Sport) – Photo by Icon sport

Team News: Inter Milan

Inter are coming off an amazing 5-1 win over sworn enemies AC Milan, and were fortunate enough not to sustain any injuries in that game either. They have a fully fit squad for their Champions League opener, giving Inzaghi all the necessary tools to muster up a big win. Summer signings Yann Sommer and Marcus Thuram should both get to make their European debut for the Nerazzurri in this clash.

The Serie A heavyweights surprised many with their heroics amongst the European elite last season, outperforming ‘stronger’ teams time and again. This time, they face a comparatively weaker side and boast all the momentum.

Inter Milan Predicted Lineup

Yann Sommer, Stefan de Vrij, Francesco Acerbi, Alessandro Bastoni, Denzel Dumfries, Nicolo Barella, Hakan Calhanoglu, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Federico di Marco, Marcus Thuram, Lautaro Martinez.

Thuram should be a key name in the Real Sociedad vs Inter Milan Predicted Lineups
Marcus Thuram of Fc Internazionale yells during the Serie A match between Fc Internazionale and Ac Milan at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on September 16 2023 in Milan Italy . (Photo by sportinfoto/DeFodi Images) – Photo by Icon sport

Can Martinez continue excelling in Romelu Lukaku’s role?

The goal machine that is Lautaro Martinez appears to have been unleashed since Romelu Lukaku’s departure from Inter, and he is thriving in his ex-partner’s role this time around. With the clever Marcus Thuram to assist him, the Argentine forward has already scored five goals and provided two assists in just four games this season.

Martinez is actually relishing the prospect of being Inter’s key goal-scorer, and his finishing has been extremely efficient this season. He aims to continue his amazing form in Europe and outwit the Real Sociedad defenders with his excellent finishing skills.

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