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Alexis Sanchez acts as peace-keeper in Romelu Lukaku Inter bust-up – report

Romelu Lukaku

The Daily Mail (opens in new tab) reports that the pair had to be separated after tempers flared in the wake of their disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Slavia Prague in the Champions League.

Lukaku is said to have enraged Brozovic by criticising him for losing the ball too often, leading the Croatian to point out one of the Belgian’s misses.

They reportedly came face-to-face before Manchester United (opens in new tab) loanee Sanchez and captain Samir Handanovic stepped in to calm things down.

Head coach Antonio Conte is said to be angry about the confrontation and wants it dealt with swiftly behind closed doors, while he is considering dropping Brozovic ahead of this weekend’s derby against Milan. (opens in new tab)

Inter (opens in new tab) have started the Serie A season with three wins from three and sit two points clear at the top of the table.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.