Along the Adriatic coast on the A14 north of Pescara will be where Inter Milan will have their second-to-last friendly before the start of the Serie A campaign.
On Sunday night, the Nerazzurri will take on La Liga side Villarreal at the Riviera Della Palme in San Benedetto del Tronto.
Villarreal finished fifth in La Liga last season five points back of fourth-place Sevilla and 23 back of runner-up Barcelona.
In their latest action, the Yellows dropped a 1-0 decision to Argentina champs Boca Juniors at the La Bombonera on Wednesday.
Villarreal had their best chances to score in the first half with Samu Castillejo missing on a pair of opportunities and Cédruc Bakambu falling short before the break. In the second half, Boca Juniors controlled the tempo as the Villarreal offense could not manage much in the way of an attack.
During their Argentinian tour, Villarreal battled back from a goal down to top Levanté, 3-1 behind goals from Trigueros, Ruben Semedo and Mario González.
For Inter Milan, this game provides another opportunity for Luciano Spalletti to work his system in before the season opener Aug. 20 at home with Fiorentina.
“We are training long and hard and we are ready for the two friendlies that await us before the start of the season,” said midfielder Roberto Gagliardini, in the Inter Channel. “We enjoyed a good tour with some positive results. It is always important to win as it gives you confidence. We also played some good football and we hope to continue like this.”
The only significant dealings done for the Nerazzurri between winning the International Champions Cup in Singapore and Sunday is the signing of former Fiorentina midfielder Matias Vecino. Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio said the club is in negotiations with striker Ivan Perisic on a contract extension and that fellow striker Antonio Candreva will not be leaving the club.
The latest news is that Geoffrey “Own Goal” Kondogbia has asked the club to leave, but there has been no confirmation from the club or Kondogbia. Additionally, it is possible that Nice defender Dalbert could be coming to Inter for a medical in the next few days and join Inter.
Other than that, the drama has been light and so has the mercato for the club.
Following the game with Villarreal, Inter will have one last friendly — on Aug. 12 against Real Betis.
Inter Milan squad list
Goalkeepers: Handanovic, Padelli, Berni;
Defenders: Ranocchia, Ansaldi, Murillo, Miranda, D'Ambrosio, Skriniar, Nagatomo;
Midfielders: Gagliardini, Vecino, Kondogbia, Joao Mario, Borja Valero, Brozovic;
Forwards: Jovetic, Icardi, Eder, Perisic, Candreva, Barbosa.
Location: Riviera Della Palme (San Benedetto del Tronto)
Time: 8:30 p.m. CEST (2:30 p.m. on the U.S. East Coast)
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