SK Rapid Wien v FC Internazionale - UEFA Europa League Round of 32: First Leg

Inter vs Rapid Wien: Luciano Spalletti's Best Available I Nerazzurri Lineup

Inter face Rapid Wien in the second leg of their Europa League last 32 tie on Thursday night, as they look to progress to the next stage of the European competition for the first time since the 2014/15 season.


Luciano Spalletti's side hold a 1-0 advantage over their Austrian opponents and followed up their winning form with a hard earned 2-1 victory over Sampdoria in Serie A on Sunday. 


Mauro Icardi is set to miss out once more as he looks to resolve his future at the club, whilst Sime Vrsajko is a long term absentee. Duo Matias Vecino and Kwadwo Asamoah are pushing for starts following their omission from the lineup last weekend. 


Here's how the Nerazzurri could line up.

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Samir Handanovic (GK) - Inter's undoubted number one shot-stopper, the 34-year-old Slovenian is likely to be handed a rare Europa League start to ensure the team's safe passage to the next round. 


Cedric Soares (RB) - Starting in the first leg victory, the Southampton loanee is set to be given a chance to impress ahead of fellow full back Danilo D'Ambrosio. 


Stefan de Vrij (CB) - One of the Nerazzurri's regular starters, the experienced Dutch international is known for his tough tackling nature and will partner Brazilian teammate Miranda once more against their Austrian opponents.


Miranda (CB) - The 34-year-old veteran displayed his vast experience in Austria last week and alongside De Vrij, will look to keep a second consecutive European clean sheet. 


Kwadwo Asamoah (LB) - Perhaps Inter's most versatile asset, the former Juventus man will look to equally contribute to the attacking cause as well as displaying his defensive nous.

2. Midfielders

Matias Vecino (CM) - Starring in Inter's victory over Tottenham in the Champions League group stage earlier this term, the Uruguayan will look to come up with another decisive goal in European competition. 


Marcelo Brozovic (CM) - Set to make a 30th appearance of the campaign, the Croatian is seeking a third goal in all competitions after previously netting twice in Serie A.


Radja Nainggolan (CAM) - Revitalised after a recent spell of suspension at the club, the Belgian playmaker is seeking a second goal in as many outings after his match-winner over Sampdoria. 


Matteo Politano (RAM) - Yet to score or assist in seven European outings, the Sassuolo loanee must improve that statistic if he's to secure a permanent move to Milan.


Ivan Perisic (LAM) - Enduring a largely frustrating campaign in front of goal, the Croatian will be desperate to return to last season's impressive form that saw him notch eleven goals in all competitions.

3. Forwards

Lautaro Martinez (ST) - Match-winning hero in the first leg, the Argentinean could be the Black and Blues' saviour amid Icardi's current absence. The 21-year-old will be looking to further write himself in Inter folkore with a sixth goal in 24 outings.