Spalletti says Icardi will start for Inter at Genoa

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              FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi is flanked by his wife Wanda Nara as they sit in the stands during the Europa League, round of 32, second leg soccer match between Inter Milan and SK Rapid Vienna, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. Mauro Icardi has been left off Inter Milan’s squad for Sunday’s match against Lazio following a six-week exile from the club. Icardi resumed training with Inter over the international break, having seemingly cleared up his differences with the club after being stripped of the captaincy amid protracted contract negotiations. So it was a surprise when Inter coach Luciano Spalletti announced Saturday that he now sees Icardi “like a new player as he was out for so long. I still hold that he can’t be ready yet to help his teammates so he won’t be in the squad tomorrow.” (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
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MILAN (AP) — Mauro Icardi will make his first appearance for Inter Milan in nearly two months when the team visits Genoa on Wednesday.

Inter coach Luciano Spalletti says Icardi will be in his starting lineup for the Serie A match.

Icardi resumed training with Inter over the international break. That followed a six-week exile after being stripped of the captaincy amid protracted contract negotiations.

With Lautaro Martinez injured, Icardi was expected to start against Lazio on Sunday but was again left out.

Spalletti says “the conditions are now right for Mauro to help the team again. He’ll play from the start because he’s displayed the right reaction.”

The 26-year-old Icardi last played for Inter on Feb. 9 in a 1-0 win at Parma.