Preview Inter Milan - Lilie

01/11/2011 20:37



Zanetti, Lucio, Chivu, Nagatomo
Stankovic, Cambiasso,
Pazzini, Zarate

Debuchy, Chedjou, Rozenhal, Beria
Gueye, Mavuba, Pedretti
Cole, Sow, Hazard


The Champions League football match between Inter Milan and Lille kicks off on 02 November 2011.

2010 winners Inter will be without Maicon, who suffered a thigh strain in the 2-1 defeat to Juventus on Saturday night and is likely to be out for a month, adding further injury woes to Claudio Ranieri's side. Captain Javier Zanetti is expected to move into the void left by Maicon, with Dejan Stankovic slipping into the right hand side of midfield.

Andrea Ranocchia and Walter Samuel remain in contention to start, after both recovered from their respective injuries to partake in full training ahead of the Group B clash. Meanwhile, Julio Cesar and Diego Forlan remain sidelined.

Lille suffered two blows in Sunday's match against Valenciennes as Marko Basa went off with a shoulder injury after six minutes and is liable to miss out, while influential midfielder Florent Balmont is definitely absent after limping off early in the second half.

Joe Cole could be handed a start ahead of Dimitri Payet, with Moussa Sow leading the line once more.

Eden Hazard announced on Tuesday that he will leave Stadium Lille Metropole at the end of the season, possibly alerting the Nerazzurri who will be watching the Belgian starlet with intent at San Siro.

Inter Milan has played 4 Italy Serie A matches this season on Stadio Giuseppe Meazza San Siro. On home ground Inter Milan has won 1, drawn 1 and lost 2 matches. This ranks the Nerazzurri 17th in home team performance in the Italy Serie A.

Lille has played 6 France Ligue 1 matches this season away from home. On away ground Lille has won 3, drawn 3 and lost 0 matches. This ranks Les Dogues (The Hounds) 2nd in away team performance in the France Ligue 1.

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