Inter vs Cagliari

Inter’s quest for a first Scudetto since 2010 continues this weekend, as Antonio Conte’s men travel to Cagliari on Sunday for their second match of the new season.

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Romelu Lukaku scored on his Nerazzurri debut last Monday, with Stefano Sensi also marking his first appearance with a fine goal. Antonio Candreva and Marcelo Brozovic were likewise on target to help the side record a 4-0 victory over Lecce.

That result leaves ​Inter at the summit after round one, whilst Cagliari are yet to open their account for the year after going down 1-0 at home to new boys Brescia.

Tickets for the game are, as ever, available on both teams’ official club websites, though membership is required in order to purchase. In terms of resale, both teams provide the option to make season tickets available for others to use if a supporter is unable to attend the game themselves.

Diego Godin’s wait for a first outing in black and blue is set to go on as the centre-back remains sidelined by a thigh injury. Aside from the ex-Atletico Madrid defender – who could pass a late fitness test – Conte has a full complement of players to face Cagliari.

The Rossoblu have considerably more personnel concerns ahead of Sunday’s meeting. Right-back Fabrizio Cacciatore, goalkeeper Alessio Cragno and midfielder Paolo Farago are all unavailable, with forward Leonardo Pavoletti also missing after limping out of the opening day defeat to Brescia.

Inter have had much the better of this fixture in history, racking up 17 victories compared to Cagliari’s five, with eight further draws between the two.

Nevertheless, it was Sunday’s hosts who took the points when they last locked horns, a stirring team performance helping the underdogs dismiss the 18-time ​Serie A champions.Ivan Perisic – who joined ​Bayern Munich on loan this month – inadvertently glanced a free-kick beyond his own goalkeeper to give the Rossoblu the lead, though a neat header from Lautaro Martinez brought the visitors level. The game was won with a swivelling volley from Pavoletti which beat Samir Handanovic all ends up.

Ivan Perisic – who joined ​Bayern Munich on loan this month – inadvertently glanced a free-kick beyond his own goalkeeper to give the Rossoblu the lead, though a neat header from Lautaro Martinez brought the visitors level. The game was won with a swivelling volley from Pavoletti which beat Samir Handanovic all ends up.

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