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Inter vs Lyon: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview

12:00 GMT+3 24/07/2017
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The Nerazzurri will hope to continue their improvement ahead of the new season as they take on Bruno Genesio's in-flux Ligue 1 outfit

Inter continue their pre-season preparations when they take on Lyon in the International Champions Cup on Monday.

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The game takes place at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre and forms part of the Serie A club's tour of Asia, which also includes games against Schalke, Bayern Munich and Chelsea.

Luciano Spalletti's side have had a slow start to pre-season, having lost to Nurnberg and drawn against Schalke, so the new coach will be keen to see improvements against a Lyon team that finished fourth in Ligue 1 last term.

Game Inter vs Lyon
Date Monday, July 24
Time 20:05 (local) / 13:05 (BST)


In the United Kingdom, the match will be available to watch live on television on Premier Sports and by stream online via the Premier Player.

UK TV channel Online stream
Premier Sports Premier Player

Fans in the United States can watch the game on ESPN 3 or stream live on the WatchESPN service. Additionally, ESPN Deportes is providing Spanish language coverage.

US TV channel Online stream
ESPN 3 / ESPN Deportes WatchESPN


Position Inter players
Goalkeepers Berni, Handanovic, Padelli, Pissardo
Defenders Ansaldi, D'Ambrosio, Miranda, Murillo, Nagatomo, Ranocchia, Skriniar, Vanheusden, Valietti
Midfielders Borja Valero, Brozovic, Emmers, Gagliardini, Joao Mario, Kondogbia, Rivas
Forwards Gabigol, Biabiany, Eder, Candreva, Icardi, Perisic, Pinamonti

Spalletti named a 28-man squad for the trip to China, which includes new signings Milan Skriniar, Borja Valero and Daniele Padelli, who joined from Sampdoria, Fiorentina and Torino respectively.

Ivan Perisic is part of the panel, despite rumours linking him with Manchester United, while Mauro Icardi is also included, but the Argentine has been ruled out of the game against Lyon as he recovers from injury.

However, Davide Santon is one player who did not make the trip as the Italy international remained in Milan to continue treatment on a calf injury. Gabigol featured in the second half against Schalke, as did Andrea Ranocchia, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Hull City.

Possible Inter XI: Handanovic; Murillo, Nagatomo, Miranda, Skriniar; Borja Valero, Kondogbia, Brozovic, Perisic, Candreva; Eder

Position Lyon players
Goalkeepers Gorgelin, Lopes, Mocio
Defenders Diakhaby, Mammana, Marcal, Marcelo, Mendy, Morel, N'Koulou, Rafael, Tete
Midfielders Aouar, Darder, Ferri, Grenier, Tousart
Forwards Cornet, Fekir, Gouiri, Maolida, Mariano, Memphis, Traore

Lyon, meanwhile, are adapting to life without their star striker Alexandre Lacazette, who departed the club for Arsenal earlier this month, and the Ligue 1 giants have hit the ground running with victories over Celtic and Ajax already under their belts.

Bruno Genesio named a 24-man squad for the journey east and has included on-loan Chelsea starlet Bertrand Traore, as well as new signings Marcelo and Mariano Diaz. Former Manchester United forward Memphis Depay is also included in Genesio's panel.

Possible Lyon XI: Lopes; Morel, Diakhaby, N'Koulou, Rafael; Ferri, Grenier, Memphis, Fekir, Traore; Mariano


Inter are 6/4 favourites to win, according to dabblebet, while Lyon are given at 17/10 to beat their Italian counterparts. A draw is available at 5/2.

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Inter went through a host of managerial changes last season with Frank de Boer and Stefano Pioli both relieved of their duties as the Nerazzurri finished a disappointing seventh in Serie A, behind rivals AC Milan.

Former Roma boss Spalletti has been appointed with the hope of turning the San Siro club's fortunes around, but, unlike Milan, who have added a cluster of new signings, Inter have struggled in the transfer market this summer.

A 2-1 defeat against second-tier German side Nurnberg was followed by a 1-1 draw against Bundesliga giants Schalke, and the former Zenit manager is remaining positive.

"We have made a lot of progress over the last couple of matches and it is a consensus by all. But, of course, it will be even better if we can have further improvements," Spalletti told reporters. 

"I’m convinced that we will have a great game [against Lyon] tomorrow. It is really difficult to play three matches in a week and the hot weather may have a negative effect on our performance but we will do our utmost to make adjustments and play a quality game."

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Lyon, similarly, are in a process of rebuilding this season, having lost Corentin Tolisso to Bayern Munich as well as Lacazette to Arsenal, and head coach Genesio faces a difficult task as he attempts to gain ground on Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and Nice.

Nevertheless, the former Les Gones player is upbeat about their chances and is even targeting the Europa League as the final will be held at Parc OL.

Genesio told reporters: "It’s true that we lost several players but we also signed new ones, who are very good players indeed.

"I have every confidence that we will have a good performance in the domestic league and we will also aim for the Europa League title, because its final will be held in Lyon."