Missing Players and team news:
Inter have few injury concerns ahead of Sunday’s game, as only back-up defender Aleksandar Kolarov is definitely ruled out with a muscle problem and midfielder Arturo Vidal’s return from knee surgery is still in doubt. Recently out of favour, converted wing-back Ivan Perisic came on during the draw with Napoli last weekend and then scored the equaliser at Spezia, so will hope to keep his place ahead of Ashley Young. Meanwhile, one of the Nerazzurri’s illustrious front pairing of Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez may be due a rest, as their penalty box productivity has declined of late, so Alexis Sanchez could be offered a rare start. In addition to his team’s woeful recent form, visiting coach Ivan Juric has several availability issues to contend with. On-loan midfielder Stefano Sturaro must serve a suspension for Verona after being booked as a substitute in midweek, while defenders Federico Ceccherini and Matteo Lovato missed out due to thigh problems and will continue to be assessed ahead of the game. Furthermore, ex-Leeds United man Ronaldo Vieira is still absent as he slowly recovers from a thigh injury of his own, while captain Miguel Veloso has had surgery on a neck injury and will also miss out. Eddie Salcedo may be rewarded for his goal last time out with an opportunity to feature in attack, with Mattia Zaccagni – who came off the bench to be involved in the assist – certainly restored to the first XI.