Inter Ace Leaves Italy Setup, Might Miss Juventus Clash

Alessandro Bastoni will sit out the upcoming Euro qualifiers against North Macedonia and Ukraine and is tentatively questionable for the Derby d’Italia against Juventus on November 26th. The defender suffered a right calf injury. He has been sent home for more evaluations, FIGC announced.

Luciano Spalletti has called up Roma defender Gianluca Mancini to substitute for him. The other center-backs on the squad are Francesco Acerbi, Federico Gatti, who will likely start Friday, and Alessandro Buongiorno. Guglielmo Vicario is feverish. The gaffer added Marco Carnesecchi to the roster.

The initial exams on Bastoni didn’t reveal a strain that would have knocked him out for a few weeks right away. The full extent of his issue will be clarified in the coming days, though. Juventus have a few injury concerns, new and dated, on their hands too.

Manuel Locatelli cracked a rib in the most recent Serie A round. He will be a late call, and his availability might hinge on his pain tolerance. Fabio Miretti withdrew from the Italy U-21 games due to back pain, but he should be fine for the next round, Tuttosport informs.

Juventus are hopeful of welcoming back Danilo and Alex Sandro following thigh strains, but there are no certainties at this stage, Goal’s Romeo Agresti informs. The Brazilian duo has yet to start ramping up in practice. The coaching staff could err on the side of caution, especially with Daniele Rugani faring well in relief.

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