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  • 30 April 2011
  • • 17:00
  • • Stadio Dino Manuzzi, Cesena
  • Referee: P. Valeri
  • • Attendance: 16000
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Cesena - Inter Preview: Leonardo’s side look to improve defensive record away from home

Cesena - Inter Preview: Leonardo’s side look to improve defensive record away from home

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Serie A holders will look to keep their crown for at least another week by claiming all three points, but they have conceded five goals in their last two away matches




PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Cesena (4-3-3): Antonioli; Ceccarelli, Pellegrino, Von Bergen, Lauro; Caserta, Gorobsov, Parolo; Jimenez, Malonga, Giaccherini.

Cesena


Cesena coach Massimo Ficcadenti will be without the services of some key players for the clash against the defending champions on Saturday. Captain Giuseppe Colucci will miss the match through suspension while Ivan Fatic, Felipe and Erjon Bogdani are all injured.

Inter (4-3-1-2): Castellazzi; Maicon, Ranocchia, Lucio, Nagatomo; Zanetti, Cambiasso, Kharja; Sneijder; Pazzini, Eto'o.

Inter Milan


Luca Castellazzi will start between the posts for Inter on Saturday after Julio Cesar was banned for his red card against Lazio last weekend. Ivan Cordoba is out for the season with a knee injury, while Leonardo will not be able to call on Dejan Stankovic or Thiago Motta, as both will miss out through their respective knocks.


DID YOU KNOW?

  • Cesena's last win over Inter in Serie A came in March 1975.
  • The Seahorses have never beaten Inter at the Stadio Dino Manuzzi.
  • Cesena are unbeaten in their last four matches at home (W2, D2).
  • The Serie A newboys fell to Inter 3-2 in their first meeting of the season.
  • Inter have two wins in their last five games away from San Siro (W2, D1, L2).
  • The defending champions have conceded five goals in their last two away matches.
  • Javier Zanetti has completed the most passes in Serie A this season - 1575.
  • Inter have scored two or more goals in six straight away matches against Cesena.

Players to watch

L. Jiménez

Position: Midfielder

Games: 0

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The former Inter man will be eager to punish his old side on Saturday. Jimenez has six goals to his name this season and will want to add to his personal tally against a leaky Inter back line.

S. Eto'o

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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The 30-year-old ended his goal drought last weekend and it turned out to be the winner against Lazio. He scored in the first fixture against Cesena in January and expect more of the same from the Cameroon hitman on Saturday.

Editor's Prediction

Inter are coming off a gutsy 2-1 victory over Lazio last weekend and should do just enough to dispose of Cesena on Saturday.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Cesena

Internazionale

Wins
0
1
4
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

AC Cesena CES
AC Cesena Cesena
Draw
FC Internazionale Milano INT
FC Internazionale Milano Internazionale
15%
76%

Top 3 Predictions

AC Cesena CES
0 - 2
FC Internazionale Milano INT
AC Cesena CES
0 - 3
FC Internazionale Milano INT
AC Cesena CES
1 - 3
FC Internazionale Milano INT

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