Lukaku set for Inter return in Champions League clash against Plzen

Lukaku’s return is also good news for Belgium coach Roberto Martinez with the Red Devils’ opening World Cup fixture against Canada just under a month away.

FILE PHOTO: Inter Milan’s Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku, who has been out with a thigh injury for two months, should be available for Champions League clash with Viktoria Plzen, said coach Simone Inzaghi.

FILE PHOTO: Inter Milan’s Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku, who has been out with a thigh injury for two months, should be available for Champions League clash with Viktoria Plzen, said coach Simone Inzaghi. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

Lukaku’s return is also good news for Belgium coach Roberto Martinez with the Red Devils’ opening World Cup fixture against Canada just under a month away.

Romelu Lukaku should be available for Inter's Milan's Champions League clash with Viktoria Plzen which could seal the Italians' place in the last 16, coach Simone Inzaghi said on Tuesday.

Lukaku has been out with a thigh injury for two months but Inzaghi said the Belgium forward should be on the bench at the San Siro, where a win will guarantee Inter's passage to the knockout stages.

"If Lukaku confirms what we have seen in training yesterday and recent days he will be in the squad, he has been working with a lot of enthusiasm and desire," Inzaghi told reporters.

"We still have today's training to go, but he is clearly on his way back. he's an hugely important player for us who has been out for two month. He's been a big loss."

Lukaku's return is also good news for Belgium coach Roberto Martinez with the Red Devils' opening World Cup fixture against Canada just under a month away.

Inter can qualify from Group C on Wednesday evening thanks in large part to the four points it took from its two previous matches against Barcelona.

Inzaghi's team sits second in the group and leads the Catalans by three points with two games remaining after beating them at the San Siro and then drawing a thrilling encounter 3-3 at the Camp Nou a fortnight ago.

Having the better of the head-to-head record between the two teams would decide final placings in Inter's favour should the pair finish level on points.

Inter takes to the field in one of two early kick offs on Wednesday and will eliminate Barca, which hosts group leader Bayern Munich, if it claims the three points as expected.

However, even if it fails to win, it will still go into the last 16 draw on November 7 if Barca doesn't better Inter's result.

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