Our prediction for this match:
Inter and Lyon face each other at the 2018 International Champions Cup in Lecce in what is expected to be a very entertaining game. Inter chiefs have been very busy in the summer transfer window and it is more than obvious that the Nerazzurri want to play an important role in the Serie A this season. Inter head into Saturday’s football match following a loss to Chelsea (on penalties) and, no doubt, they are eager to put an end to their four-game winless run in pre-season. A man to watch in the Serie A side will be Mauro Icardi, who just can’t stop scoring. Speaking of les Gones, they have been scoring goals for fun in pre-season and we predict that they will stick to their attacking style of play against Inter. A lively contest is on the cards, but seeing that the match will be played in Italy, we are tempted to put our money on the Nerazzurri.
Highlighted Player (Andrea Ranocchia):
Andrea Ranocchia is an Italian football player born on the 16th of February 1988 in Assisi. Ranocchia started his football career playing in the youth of Perugia and Arezzo. After making his debut for the first team in 2006/2007 Ranocchia played for Genoa and Bari before Inter Milan showed their interest and transferred him to Milan as a part of a trade for Destro.
Ranocchia plays for the Italian national team as well where he made his debut in November 2010. Unfortunately Ranocchia was not selected for the national team to play in the World Cup in 2014.
With a length of 195cm Ranocchia is a tall strong central defender. Ranocchia is known for his tactical defensive vision. Despite his age Ranocchia played for a lot of difference football clubs, which made him, mature in his playing style. Ranocchia was part of the Bari squad that won the Serie B in 2008/2009. On the highest Italian level Ranocchia won the Coppa Italia in 2010/2011 with Inter Milan.
Highlighted Team (Olympique Lyon):
Commonly referred to as Lyon, Olympique Lyonnais is the French club which play their games at the Parc Olimpique Lyonnais with a capacity just a pinch short of 60,000. Lyon is one of the most popular clubs in France with a vast fan base on par with Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille.
The club achieved moderate success during the 1960s and 1970s led by the likes of Bernard Lacombe and Jean Djorkaeff, while the golden era of the French side came at the start of the new millennium when Lyon began to achieve greater success both in France and on the international level.
It was not until 2002 that Lyon won their first ever Ligue 1 title which sparked an ongoing national record-breaking streak of seven successive titles. During that time Lyon were regular participants of the UEFA Champions League. The French club reached quarter-finals on two occasions, while they even played in the semi-finals in the 2009-10 season.