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Inter adds Chelsea to pre-season schedule

Nerazzurri have four games for International Champions Cup this month.    

SS Lazio v FC Internazionale - Serie A Photo by Marco Rosi/Getty Images

In their final game of the International Champions Cup, Inter Milan will take on Chelsea at the National Stadium in Singapore on July 29.

The reigning Premier League champions have squared off with Inter on two other occasions. It was the Round of 16 in the 2010 Champions League tournament. Inter knocked of the Blues 2-1 in the first leg at the San Siro as goals from Diego Milito and Esteban Cambiasso led the way for Inter.

Samuel Eto’o sealed the move into the round of eight with a goal in the return leg to lead Inter to a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge. The win was a bit of revenge for Jose Mourinho, who was Chelsea’s boss before coming to Inter.

Chelsea is now led by Antonio Conte and picked up 30 wins this season the EPL.

In their first game of the summer tour, the Nerazzurri will face Bundesliga side Schalke 04 at Changzhou in China at the Olympic Sports Centre. The game will be on July 21. Schalke finished 10th in their league last season, but have won the Bundesliga title seven times — the last coming in 1958.

Three days later, Inter will head to the home of Jiangsu Suning to take on Olympique Lyonnaise at the Nanjing Sports Center. Lyon reached semifinals of the Europa League before losing to Ajax.

The Nerazzurri will close out their tour with a pair of games at the National Stadium in Singapore. They open the Singapore campaign on July 27 against reigning Bundesliga champs Bayern Munich.

Bayern and Inter faced each other in the 2010 Champions League final in Madrid where the Nerazzurri completed their treble with a 2-0 win over Bayern at the Santiago Bernabéau.

Inter will close out the International Champions Cup with the matchup against Chelsea two days later.

An additional friendly against Real Betis will be on Aug. 12 at the Stadio Via del Mare in Lecce.


International Summer Tour 2017

July 21 — Inter vs. Schalke 04 (at Changzhou)

July 24 — Inter vs. Olympique Lyon (at Nanjing)

July 27 — Inter vs. Bayern Munich (at Singapore)

July 29 — Inter vs. Chelsea (at Singapore)

Aug. 12 — Inter vs. Real Betis (at Stadio Via del Mare)