Our prediction for this match:
Inter take on Lugano at Stade di Cornaredo in their first warm-up game of the pre-season. The Nerazzurri will represent Italy in the Champions League in the upcoming season and, no doubt, they want to kick-off the elite competition in style. Inter are seen as favourites to win their first friendly game of the year and despite the fact that new coach Antonio Conte is unlikely to field the best possible side against Lugano, we are tempted to put our money on the Serie A outfit.
The Swiss club, on the other hand, have been scoring goals for fun in recent warm-up games, but Inter are likely to pose a much bigger threat for the home side than their previous rivals (Will, Chiasso, Ingolstadt). In previous two meetings between the two teams the Nerazzurri emerged triumphant and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Jonathan Sabbatini):
Jonathan Sabbatini is a professional footballer who plays for Lugano as an attacking midfielder. Sabbatini was born in Paysandu, Uruguay on March 31, 1988, but he started his career at the youth team of Liverpool. In 2008 he moved to Italy, signing a contract with Virtus Lanciano, but he made no more than seven appearances in the league for the club.
The Uruguay international was hungry for a first-team football and, as a result, he joined fellow Italian club Chieti in 2009. Jonathan Sabatini managed to establish himself as a first-team regular at Chieti and he scored 19 goals in 88 appearances in the league for the Stadio Guido Angelini outfit from 2009 to 2012.
In 2012 he signed a deal with Swiss side Lugano and he has been playing for the club ever since. Lugano impressed in the 2016/2017 Swiss Super League campaign, with the team finishing the season in third place in the standings and, as a result, they booked their place in the group stages of the Europa League.
Highlighted Team (Inter):
Internazionale Milano, known as Internazionale, Inter or Inter named Milan, is a football club from Italy, founded on March 9, 1908 by a number of "rebels" who did not like in the regulations of the Milan Cricket and Football Club, now known as AC Milan. The main objection was that no foreign players were allowed. In 1928 the club merged with US Milanese and strongly entered a time when Ambrosiana-Inter survived.
The club, nicknamed the Nerazzurri or the blue / blacks has had many successes. This is how Inter Milan won 18 national titles, seven times the Italian Cup, the UEFA Cup 3x, and 3x times the Champions League, formerly known as the European Cup I.