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Romelu Lukaku and team-mate Marcelo Brozovic had to be separated by Alexis Sanchez after a row erupted in the Inter dressing room following the Champions League match against Slavia Prague.

Lukaku is reported to have criticized his team-mates’ inability to follow Antonio Conte’s tactics and infuriated Brozovic by accusing the Croatian of losing possession on too many occasions during the 1-1 draw.

The conversation between Lukaku and Brozovic started in a calm manner in the Inter changing room before tensions reached boiling point as the midfielder responded to the Belgian’s criticism, pointing out a missed opportunity in front of goal.

Inter Manager Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte insists he can’t turn ‘ducklings into swans’ after his Inter Milan side drew with Slavia Prague in their Champions League opener.

Inter Milan required an injury-time equaliser from Nicolo Barella to earn a 1-1 draw on Tuesday.

Barella volleyed in the rebound after a free-kick from Stefano Sensi hit the crossbar.

Slavia’s 23-year-old striker Peter Olayinka was dangerous throughout and put the visitors ahead shortly after the hour mark by turning in a rebound from close range.

Conte believes he needs time to turn Inter into a strong team this campaign.

Champions League Trophy

Inter needed an injury-time equaliser from Nicolo Barella to earn a 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague in the opening match of the Champions League on Tuesday.

Barella volleyed in the rebound after a free kick from Stefano Sensi hit the crossbar.

To be far, Inter were lucky to get a point, as Slavia Prague looked like the team most likely to score for long periods of the match.

With Barcelona drawing at Dortmund, will Inter be left to rue these two dropped points at the end of the group stages?

Beppe Marotta said Antonio Conte’s Juventus was “weaker” than the current Inter squad and they’ll be more competitive in the Champions League.

“Conte is a winning Coach. His experience with Juventus was with a different squad and in more difficult circumstances, with what was a weaker team than the one he has today at Inter.

“We don’t know our level yet and are unfamiliar with the opponents too, that is the main difference in the Champions League compared to Serie A,” the director told Sky Sport Italia.

The Nerazzurri are already clear at the top of the Serie A table, the only team to have won all three rounds.

Serie A has once again show how little they care about its players being racially abused after the league decided not to punish Cagliari, after fans directed monkey chants at Lukaku.

In the Serie A fixture on September 1, Lukaku stepped up to score the penalty that would ensure his side a 2-1 victory and was subjected to vile abuse.

After scoring he stood still and stared at those who had make the noises but the Sardinian club have not been sanctioned.

The explanation given by the governing body is that the nature of the chants were not deemed to be ‘discriminatory’.

Champions League Trophy

Romelu Lukaku should be fit to start Inter’s Champions League opener against Slavia Prague tonight.

Lukaku was considered a doubt to face Slavia, but the striker is being tipped to partner Lautaro Martinez in Inter’s attack.

Elsewhere, Danilo D’Ambrosio should come into central defence at Diego Godin’s expense and Valentino Lazaro is in line for his official debut on the right wing.

Slavia, meanwhile, are in the Champions League group stage for only the second time in their history after winning the Czech title last season.

Midfielder Josef Husbauer is their only player with Serie A experience, having played twice for Cagliari in 2015.

Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte has lashed out at the Italian media for their ‘fixation’ with formations and explained that the press in England ‘didn’t give a damn’.

The former Chelsea coach had kicked off his tenure at Inter with a three-man defence, and was questioned before Inter’s Champions League showdown with Slavia Praha whether he would change his system.

But Conte reacted angrily and instead highlighted the importance of focusing on his side’s character.

He said: ‘As long as someone says something on TV, everyone goes after it. I’ve played in three Champions Leagues, but I always did so with new creations.

Antonio Conte warned Inter “must fight it out for every result” and should not underestimate the importance of defeating 10-man Udinese.

The Nerazzurri maintained their perfect start to the season with a third win out of three, but only a Stefano Sensi header allowed them to squeeze past Udinese after Rodrigo De Paul’s red card.

“We’ll have to fight it out for every result in every game in every situation,” the Coach told DAZN.

“I complimented my lads, because it was a very difficult match and these three points are important. We deserved them, but must also recognise Udinese did well to stay in the game to the end.

Lautaro Martinez Inter Milan Striker

Inter director of sport Piero Ausilio assures there is “absolutely no rush” to discuss improving Lautaro Martinez’s contract.

Argentina international Lautaro Martinez was rested on the bench against Udiense after his sensational hat-trick against Mexico, which caught the eye of Barcelona.

“We are happy with what Lautaro is doing, both for us and on international duty,” Ausilio told DAZN.

“The contract renewal is not a problem. He is very young and still has four years left on his current deal.

Stefano Sensi’s goal was the difference as Inter retained their 100 per cent record in Serie A by comfortably beating 10-man Udinese 1-0 on Alexis Sanchez’s debut at San Siro.

A nine-minute spell before half-time – during which Rodrigo de Paul was shown a red card for striking Antonio Candreva on the head following the intervention of VAR and Sensi nodded Inter ahead – proved decisive.

Romelu Lukaku endured a disappointing outing and made way for Lautaro Martinez in the 65th minute, before Sanchez replaced Matteo Politano, the Chile forward making his first appearance for the Nerazzurri against one of his former clubs.