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  • 1 September 2013
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Angelo Massimino, Catania
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Catania - Inter Preview: Mazzarri's men travel to Sicily after opening victory

Catania - Inter Preview: Mazzarri's men travel to Sicily after opening victory

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The Nerazzurri started the season with a 2-0 win over Genoa but face a potentially tricky trip to the Angelo Massimino as they come up against Rolando Maran's men on Sunday

Inter will hope to build on their good start to the season when they visit Catania in Serie A on Sunday.

Walter Mazzarri's men were 2-0 winners over Genoa in their league opener on Sunday thanks to goals from Yuto Nagatomo and Rodrigo Palacio, having already beaten Cittadella in the Coppa Italia the week before. 

After finishing ninth in Serie A last season under Andrea Stramaccioni, Inter have made a much more positive start to their league campaign this time around.

While they may have improved at the back, Inter also have the in-form Palacio to call on, with the Argentine having scored three times in their two games this campaign.

Hugo Campagnaro, a close-season signing from Napoli, believes his side's organisational qualities can help them improve on last term's disappointing efforts.

"We have an organised team and that's the foundation for positive results," he told Inter's official website.

"Our opponents can also cause us problems but we always need to give our all.

"Now we're off to play Catania, a great team, who always perform well, particularly at home, and they showed that last season. We'll need to play well."

Catania lost their opening day fixture in Serie A, 2-1 to Fiorentina, but will hope a return to home comforts can provide them with a much-needed bost.

They have also lost just one league match at home this year - to Inter - in March. Palacio scored twice on that occasion as the visitors came from 2-0 down at half-time to win 3-2.

Catania finished a place higher than Inter last season, however, and Argentina international Campagnaro believes Pablo Barrientos - who scored in the defeat to Fiorentina - and fellow countryman Gonzalo Bergessio will pose the biggest threats to his side's positive start to the season.

"It will be a great footballing battle," he continued.

"Bergessio is someone who never lets up, he chases every ball and is always a threat. Then there are other talented players like Barrientos, who always makes good runs from deep."

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