Italy Coach Roberto Mancini Awaits Fitness Updates on Injured Inter Duo

Earlier, Inter tactician Simone Inzaghi rued his side’s inability to better eternal rivals Milan in the season’s first Derby della Madonnina, which brought about much more disappointing news than just the missed two points.

According to reports during and after the match, Inter and Azzurri duo Alessandro Bastoni and Nicolo Barella both suffered injuries in the thrilling derby clash – forcing them to be subbed off in the second half due to a thigh injury for the former and a muscle discomfort for the latter.

As clubs go into hibernation and the international break begins, Italy coach Roberto Mancini will be eagerly awaiting any kind of update on the first-team duo.

The Azzurri face Switzerland on November 12, followed by an encounter against Northern Ireland, in their two World Cup qualification matches.

The European champions sit top of Group C standings alongside Switzerland, with 14 points each after six matchdays, as they prepare to face each other off in a highly exciting clash at the Stadio Olimpico.

Both teams are unbeaten so far in World Cup qualification and the weekend match-up could inevitably decide who emerges on top of group standings at the end of the qualification process.Robe