Romelu Lukaku set to miss crunch Champions League clash against Real Madrid with muscle injury… but Alexis Sanchez hands boost to Antonio Conte by returning to training
Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku is set to miss his side’s Champions League clash against Real Madrid due to injury.
Lukaku suffered a muscle injury in Inter’s goalless draw with Shakhtar Donetsk last week and was absent for their 2-2 draw with Parma in Serie A at the weekend.
As reported by Marca, Lukaku wasn’t present as Inter trained on Monday, in what will be a significant boost for Real ahead of Tuesday’s game at The Bernabeu.
Inter Milan are set to be without Romelu Lukaku against Real Madrid as he is out injured
When he has been fit Lukaku has often been rather impressive for Antonio Conte’s side so far this season – he has scored seven goals in seven games across all competitions.
Although Lukaku is set to miss out, Alexis Sanchez could be involved for Inter against Real.
Alexis Sanchez, however, could feature for Inter after recovering from his own injury struggles
Lautaro Martinez and Ashley Young are put through their paces ahead of the game versus Real
Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte knows his side have to start winning games in Europe
The Chile international had been out injured himself but is now closing in on a return and was involved in training.
Defender Milan Skriniar also trained after recovering from coronavirus.
Both Inter and Real have got off to inauspicious starts in the Champions League. Inter have two points from their opening two games, while Real have just one, meaning Tuesday’s encounter takes on extra significance. Shakhtar Donetsk are top of the group with six points, while Borussia Monchengladbach are second with two points.
Real, meanwhile, will be without Eder Militao after the defender tested positive for coronavirus.
Defender Milan Skriniar was back in training for Inter after recovering from coronavirus
Arturo Vidal, who joined Inter from Barcelona, was hard at work in training ahead of the game