Hakan Calhanoglu set to be suspended for Inter’s Serie A clash with Lazio, Italian media say
Inter midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu will likely miss the Nerazzurri’s Serie A clash with Lazio on Sunday due to suspension.
This according to today’s print edition of the Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, which reports that the Turk’s suspension will likely be postponed after the team did not play the match against Bologna yesterday that he was due to miss. .
Calhanoglu received a yellow card against Turin in the Nerazzurri’s last game before the winter break, meaning he would be suspended for an accumulation of yellow cards.
The 27-year-old was expected to miss the Nerazzurri’s away game against Rossoblu as the first return game of the break, but the game was not played as the home side were unable to attend due to orders from their regional health authority.
It remains to be seen how the league handles the situation, as the Rossoblu did not attend the game due to an order from the health authority based on the high number of COVID cases in their team.
If the league decides Rossoblu forfeited and grants Inter a 3-0 win by default, that will be considered the game in which Calhanoglu served his suspension.
However, this is unlikely to be the case, and it is more likely that the Sporting Judge will decide to postpone the match.
In this case, the game against Lazio will be the first after Turin and will be the game in which Calhanoglu serves his one-game suspension.