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Serie A

  • 4 March 2012
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano
  • Referee: D. Celi
  • • Attendance: 47000

Inter - Catania Preview: Nerazzurri seek their first victory in over a month

Inter - Catania Preview: Nerazzurri seek their first victory in over a month

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Vincenzo Montella's men travel to Milan on Sunday with the hosts desperate for victory following four consecutive defeats in Serie A, but the visitors could draw level on points



Julio Cesar
Faraoni, Lucio, Samuel, Nagatomo
Zanetti, Stankovic, Cambiasso
Forlan, Milito

Motta, Spolli, Legrottaglie, Marchese
Seymour, Lodi, Almiron
Barrientos, Bergessio, Gomez

Claudio Ranieri's side have a few injury concerns going into Sunday's clash, with Andrea Ranocchia and Ricardo Alvarez ruled out with thigh and muscle strains respectively, while Freddy Guarin is still nursing the calf injury that has plagued him since signing from Porto in January.

However, the hosts could be boosted by the return of Maicon after the Brazil international returned to training following a knee injury. Although he is unlikely to start the tie, the former Monaco man may well feature from the bench.

The visitors will travel to Milan without the services of Alessandro Potenza, with the former Fiorentina defender ruled out for the rest of the season with a cruciate ligament injury, while Andrea Campagnolo and David Suazo will also miss out.

  • Inter have lost five of their last six league matches.
  • The Nerazzurri have drawn the least amount of games of any club in Serie A this term (three).
  • The hosts have both scored and conceded 34 times this season.
  • Ranieri's men have not won in Serie A since the 2-1 victory over Lazio back in January.
  • Catania have won exactly a third of their league games this campaign (eight).
  • The visitors have only failed to score in one of their last 11 league encounters.
  • Montella's side have lost three of their last four away games in Serie A.


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Last Five Matches
18 May 2014Chievo 2 - Inter 1SR-A
10 May 2014Inter 4 - Lazio 1SR-A
4 May 2014AC Milan 1 - Inter 0SR-A
26 Apr 2014Inter 0 - Napoli 0SR-A
19 Apr 2014Parma 0 - Inter 2SR-A
Team News
Available Squads
30Julio CésarGoalkeeper
4Javier ZanettiDefender
25Walter SamuelDefender
55Yuto NagatomoDefender
17Angelo PalomboMidfielder
5Esteban CambiassoMidfielder
-Marco FaraoniDefender
11Giampaolo PazziniStriker
10Diego ForlánStriker
22Diego MilitoStriker
-Luca CastellazziGoalkeeper
-Iván Ramiro CórdobaDefender
5Juan JesusDefender
10Wesley SneijderMidfielder
16Andrea PoliMidfielder
20Joel ObiMidfielder
9Mauro ZárateStriker
30Pablo CarrizoGoalkeeper
3Nicolás SpolliDefender
6Nicola LegrottaglieDefender
-Marco MottaDefender
15Giovanni MarcheseDefender
4Sergio AlmironMidfielder
10Francesco LodiMidfielder
13Mariano Julio IzcoMidfielder
-Pablo BarrientosMidfielder
-Alejandro GómezMidfielder
9Gonzalo BergessioStriker
-Tomáš KošickýGoalkeeper
14Giuseppe BellusciDefender
33Ciro CapuanoDefender
17F. SeymourMidfielder
-Cristian LlamaMidfielder
10Adrian RicchiutiMidfielder
21Osariemen EbaguaStriker
Players to Watch
Diego Milito
Diego Milito
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 22
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The Argentina international has been one of the stand-out performers for the hosts this term, with his 12 league goals ensuring that he is the club's leading scorer, and, having failed to net since his four-goal haul against Palermo last month, the former Genoa striker will be desperate to fire his side back into form for the visit of the Rossazzurri
Francesco Lodi
Francesco Lodi
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 10
Games Goals YC RC
19 2 3 0
The former Empoli star has been in excellent form for the visitors this season, with the midfielder currently leading both the goalscoring and assists charts for the Rossazzurri, and, after netting twice in his last four outings, he will be hoping to heap more misery on the Nerazzurri on Sunday night.
With the Nerazzurri failing to win since their victory over Lazio back in January, along with the visitors' impressive form of late, an away victory seems a likely outcome.
Editor's Prediction
Inter 1

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