Appiano: training report, Saturday 20 August


Pre-Olympiacos: temperature for Stankovic, physiotherapy for Lucio (bruising), separate training for Eto'o

APPIANO GENTILE – This morning the Nerazzurri carried out their last training session before Inter v Olympiacos, the team's final pre-season friendly, which is scheduled for a 18:00 kick-off in Geneva tomorrow. The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sport Italia, while Inter Channel will be showing post-match footage from 20:00 and a replay of the game at 23:00.

After warming up, the main group of players were taken through a series of technical and tactical drills combined with some athletic work. Dejan Stankovic, after being given a check-up by the club's medical staff, went home early with a temperature. Lucio worked with his team-mates for the first part of the session before having physiotherapy for the bruising on his left leg, following the knock he picked up in the TIM Trophy on Thursday evening. Wesley Sneijder was absent for personal reasons. Samuel Eto'o trained separately. Ivan Ramiro Cordoba, Raffaele Di Gennaro, Yuto Nagatomo, Nelson Rivas and Emiliano Viviano continued their personalised rehabilitation programmes.

Maicon is in Brazil to have an operation on the meniscal injury to his right knee: after consultation with Inter's chief of medical staff Franco Combi, the surgery will be carried out by professor José Luis Runco, who is in charge of the medical team for the Brazilian national side.

Coutinho will be involved in the Under-20 World Cup final being played this evening (3:00 CET).

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