The long eve of the most important match of the season brings with it various training doubts for both Simone Inzaghi that for Pep Guardiola. Manchester City e Inter the 2022/23 Champions League final will be played from 9 pm at the Ataturk stadium in Istanbul, which could give the first glory to the English on the one hand and perhaps unexpected joy to the Nerazzurri on the other. But who will be the 22 who will start from 1′ in tomorrow’s match? There are 4 variables that the two coaches will have to resolve.
INZAGHI AND THE TWO DOUBTS – Inter’s lineup shouldn’t differ too much from the one that accompanied the Nerazzurri to the Champions League from the knockout stage onwards, then from the round of 16 against Porto, then via Benfica and Milan. Edin Dzeko he is now the favorite to join Lautaro Martinez in attack. Inzaghi entrusted him with the “casacchine” as owner in finishing training with Romelu Lukaku destined to take over to exploit potential spaces and freshness. The doubt that remains for the coach is therefore that of the midfield because in his head an Inter with Mkhitaryan and Calhanoglu next to Barella is more performing from the first than one without the Armenian midfielder. However, the condition of the former Roma and Dortmund is not 100% and only at the last minute will Inzaghi dissolve the ballot with Brozovich.
GUARDIOLA’S SURPRISE? – Walker makes it, although English like Mkhitaryan is not at the top. With him City can vary a lot in Guardiola’s fluid scheme and prove much more offensive by blocking the back approach with Stones in line and Gundogan further back. LHowever, the most important variable is represented by… Pep Guardiola himself which is no stranger to surprises aimed at astounding. He did it in the recent past and also in the more distant past. Mahrez may be the only variable other than Aké in defense.
Manchester City (4-1-4-1): Walker, Ruben Dias, Stones; Rodri; Bernard, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish; Haaland.
Inter (3-5-2): Onana; Darmian, Unripe, Sticks; Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Dimarco; Dzeko, Lautaro.