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December 22, 2012 6:30 AM EST
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ A. Gervasoni‎
Attendance:‬ 42000‎

Serie A Preview: Inter Milan - Genoa

Andrea Stramaccioni's side is desperate to close the gap on Juventus with a win over the relegation threatened Rossoblu.

By Ben McAleer



Nagatomo, Samuel, Ranocchia, Pereira
Alvarez, Gargano, Zanetti
Milito, Cassano


Canini, Granqvist, Sampirisi
Rossi, Tozser, Bertolacci, Antonelli
Vargas, Immobile

Inter heads into the encounter with the knowledge that only a win will suffice against Genoa, with league leader Juventus away at Cagliari on Friday night.

Head coach Andrea Stramaccioni will be without key midfield duo Esteban Cambiasso and Freddy Guarin, though, with the former injured and the latter suspended. The Nerazzurri boss is likely to revert back to a similar starting XI that succumbed to defeat against Lazio last week, following the 2-0 Coppa Italia win over Hellas Verona in midweek.

Genoa is suffering a contrasting change in fortunes to its Serie A counterpart and currently finds itself in 19th place, just two points above last-place Siena. Gli Salami head coach Luigi Delniri will be without pivotal pairing Felipe Seymour and Emiliano Moretti, with the two players ruled out through suspension.

Delniri is expected to name a similar line-up to the one that secured a point at home to fellow relegation rivals Torino, with Mario Sampirisi and Daniel Tozser tipped to replace the aforementioned duo.

  • Inter secured maximum points the last time these two teams met at San Siro, in an enthralling 5-4 encounter. 
  • Diego Milito (pictured, right) netted a hat-trick in that game and will be looking to add to his eight goals this season. 
  • The Nerazzurri have won more points away from home than Milan during the campaign.
  • Genoa has failed to pick up a positive result against Inter the last six times the two teams have met, losing four Serie A games and two Coppa Italia clashes.
  • The 29 goals Gli Salami have conceded this season are the third worst in Serie A, with only Pescara and Cagliari shipping more.
  • Only five of 17 league goals scored by Genoa this year have come away from the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

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Last Five Matches
2014-04-19Parma 0 - Inter 2SR-A
2014-04-13Sampdoria 0 - Inter 4SR-A
2014-04-05Inter 2 - Bologna 2SR-A
2014-03-31Livorno 2 - Inter 2SR-A
2014-03-27Inter 0 - Udinese 0SR-A
2014-04-19Genoa 1 - Cagliari 2SR-A
2014-04-13Torino 2 - Genoa 1SR-A
2014-04-07Genoa 1 - Milan 2SR-A
2014-03-30Verona 3 - Genoa 0SR-A
2014-03-26Genoa 2 - Lazio 0SR-A
Team News
Available Squads
1Samir HandanoviçGoalkeeper
4Javier ZanettiDefender
23Andrea RanocchiaDefender
25Walter SamuelDefender
5Juan JesusDefender
11Ricardo ÁlvarezMidfielder
19Esteban CambiassoMidfielder
5Walter GarganoMidfielder
8Rodrigo PalacioStriker
22Diego MilitoStriker
99Antonio CassanoStriker
-Vid BelecGoalkeeper
-Raffaele Di GennaroGoalkeeper
26Matías SilvestreDefender
26Cristian ChivuDefender
11Á. PereiraDefender
77McDonald MarigaMidfielder
24Marco BenassiMidfielder
-Daniel BessaMidfielder
7Marko LivajaStriker
1Sebastien FreyGoalkeeper
13Luca AntonelliDefender
-Michele CaniniDefender
-Mario SampirisiDefender
4Andreas GranqvistDefender
-Marco RossiMidfielder
66Juan VargasMidfielder
-Daniel TozserMidfielder
33Juraj KuckaMidfielder
91Andrea BertolacciMidfielder
9Ciro ImmobileStriker
30Alexandros TzorvasGoalkeeper
32Antonio DonnarummaGoalkeeper
-Luca KrajncDefender
-Alberto MarchioriDefender
-Moro Al HassanMidfielder
-L. MelazziStriker
-Linus HalleniusStriker
-Giammario PiscitellaStriker
-Said Ahmed SaidStriker
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
18 2
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
17 5
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
15 0