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Troubled Icardi set to appear for Inter

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:19 AM
In this Sunday, October 21, 2018 file photo, Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi (right) tries to score over AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma during their Serie A match at the San Siro Stadium, in Milan, Italy. AP
In this Sunday, October 21, 2018 file photo, Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi (right) tries to score over AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma during their Serie A match at the San Siro Stadium, in Milan, Italy. AP

MILAN (AP):

Mauro Icardi will make his first appearance for Inter Milan in nearly two months when the team visits Genoa today.

Inter coach Luciano Spalletti says Icardi will be in his starting line-up for the Serie A match.

Icardi resumed training with Inter over the international break. That followed a six-week exile after being stripped of the captaincy amid protracted contract negotiations.

With Lautaro Martinez injured, Icardi was expected to start against Lazio on Sunday but was again left out.

Spalletti said “The conditions are now right for Mauro to help the team again. He’ll play from the start because he’s displayed the right reaction.”

The 26-year-old Icardi last played for Inter on February 9 in a 1-0 win at Parma.