The first real test of the preseason awaits Inter in today's match against Bundesliga champs Bayern Munich. The Nerazzurri are ready to take on The Bavarians in a friendly match on neutral soil in front of tens-of-thousands of Chinese fans of both clubs.
Il Biscione have fared well in the attack so far this preseason, netting a total of 8 goals in two matches. Hopefully the form of Palacio, Icardi, and the rest of the attack will carry over in today's match against Bayern.
The other side of that story involves Inter horrific defense, which has allowed 5 goals over the previously-mentioned two warmup matches. Perhaps the inclusion of Murillo and Montoya in the roster will allow some new center backs a chance to form a lasting partnership in central defense.
Bayern's attack will certainly not be as forgiving as Stuttgarter Kickers or Carpi FC, so hopefully Mancini's back line is prepared to deal with the firepower that the German side will bring to the table.
Regardless, it should be an exciting matchup (if you wake up in time to watch).
Inter: 1 Handanovic; 14 Montoya, 23 Ranocchia, 24 Murillo, 93 Dimarco; 77 Brozovic, 10 Kovacic, 7 Kondogbia; 88 Hernanes; 8 Palacio, 9 Icardi.
Subs: 30 Carrizo, 46 Berni, 5 Juan Jesus, 6 Andreolli, 12 Longo, 13 Guarin, 21 Santon, 27 Gnoukouri, 33 D'Ambrosio, 44 Delgado, 55 Nagatomo, 56 Popa, 91 Shaqiri, 92 Baldini.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.
Bayern Munich: 1 Neuer; 18 Bernat, 5 Benatia, 17 J. Boateng, 27 Alaba; 21 Lahm, 14 Alonso, 6 Thiago; 25 Müller, 9 Lewandowski, 11 Douglas Costa.
Subs: 22 Starke, 23 Ulreich, 13 Rafinha, 16 Gaudino, 19 Götze, 20 Rode, 24 Kurt, 32 Kimmich, 33 Lucic, 34 Hojbjerg, 37 Green, 38 Pohl, 40 Benko.
Coach: Pep Guardiola.
The match kicks off at 8 a.m. ET / 2 p.m. CEST and will be available for UK viewers on Sky. Unfortunately for U.S.-based fans, the friendly between the two clubs will not be available to watch or stream. Follow along with our in-game chatter over on the Twitter.