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Inter Milan’s Serie A champions’ defense will be tested again on Sunday.

Simon Inzagi’s side have been unsuccessful in Napoli and city rivals AC Milan in a series of defeats and have repeatedly conceded goals and assists.

International drew a free kick and wasted a number of chances to level the derby with Milan before the break.

They now host Napoli in front of Sansiro, who was sold out last month in Lazio.

Inter’s clash with San Siro is nearing the end of an apparent minor injury crisis, with Edin Dzeko out of the squad and Simon Inzagi in the offing.

Center-back Stefan de Vridge is missing but Alessandro Bastoni seems to be recovering from a hamstring injury which ruled him out of Italy’s goalless draw with Northern Ireland on Monday.

Napoli have almost a full squad to travel to the north, with Kalidu Coulibali returning after being sent off last month.

The return of Coulibali to San Siro for the first time since being replaced by Antonio Conte in 2019 is great news for Luciano Spalletti.

Milan are expected to score on both sides and face Fiorentina, who will travel to Florence on Saturday night.

Former domestic behemoth Juventus, meanwhile, are 14 points ahead of their trip to Lazio.

Juventus’ injury woes When key players return to the Nigelles, Paul Dibala, Giorgio Chilini and Federico Bernadechi are all in contention for a place in the Champions League.

Massimiliano Allegri’s side are four points adrift of Atlanta, which starts in Spain this weekend.

Player to watch: Victor Osimhen

The Nigerian forward has had an extraordinary season until he joins his country for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

However, he netted against Liberia and Cape Verde in the international break, and although the Super Eagles only qualified for next year’s qualifiers in Qatar, the 22-year-old Napoli returned to action before the trip to Inter.

Inter have both lost Alessandro Bastoni and Stefan de Virgin, which could be good news for league leaders.

Key Statistics
7 – Point difference between Inter Milan and Napoli and AC Milan

8 – Napoli have scored eight clean sheets this season.

Furniture (always GMT)
Saturday

Atlanta v Spezia (1400), Lazio v Juventus (1700), Fiorentina v AC Milan (1945)

Sunday

Sassuolo from Cagliari (1130), Bologna from Venice, Salernita and Sampdoria (both 1400), Inter Milan from Naples (1700), Genoa from Rome (1945)

Monday

Verona v Empoli (1730), Turin v Udinese (1945)

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