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December 19, 2012 4:00 AM MYT
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ R. di Firenze‎
Attendance:‬ 11840‎
 
 
 

Inter - Verona Preview: Nerazzurri look to bounce back in cup clash

Andrea Stramaccioni's side were beaten 1-0 by Lazio on Saturday thanks to a Miroslav Klose strike, and will hope to return to winning ways in the Coppa Italia last 16 on Tuesday

By Alec Fenn

Antonio Cassano - Inter
AFP
  PROBABLE LINEUPS

INTER

Handanovic
Ranocchia, Samuel, Juan
Zanetti, Gargano, Palacio, Nagatomo
Palacio
Milito, Cassano
VERONA

Andrade,
Cacciatore, Moras, Maietta, Fatic,
Jorginho, Bacinovic, Hallfredsson,
Taleb, Cacia, Bojinov

With the two sides plying their trade in separate divisions, this game should, on paper, be little more than a routine victory for Tuesday's hosts.

But cup competitions have a nasty habit of springing surprise results and given Inter's defeat to Lazio on Saturday, there will at least be a little hope in the visitors' dressing room that a shock can be pulled off.

Midfielder Esteban Cambiasso limped off during the second-half of that game and is unlikely to be risked in this one, while Cristian Chivu could return after a recent injury absence and bolster Andrea Stramaccioni's defensive options as he decides whether or not to stick with a three-man rearguard.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Defeat to Lazio on Saturday leaves Inter in second spot in Serie A and allowed leaders Juventus to extend their lead to seven points.
  • The average age of Andrea Stramaccioni's squad is a youthful 26 years old.
  • The Nerazzurri were beaten 2-0 by Napoli at the quarter-final stage of last season's competition.
  • Tuesday's encounter will be the first time the two sides have faced one another since 2002. On that occasion Inter ran out 3-0 winners.
  • Verona currently lie in third spot in Serie B with 36 points from 19 games - nine points behind leaders Sassuolo.
  • Striker Daniele Cacia is the visitors' top goalscorer this season. The 29-year-old has found the back of the net 10 times and set up a further five goals for his team-mates.


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Last Five Matches
Inter
Apr 13, 2014Sampdoria 0 - Inter 4SR-A
Apr 6, 2014Inter 2 - Bologna 2SR-A
Apr 1, 2014Livorno 2 - Inter 2SR-A
Mar 28, 2014Inter 0 - Udinese 0SR-A
Mar 23, 2014Inter 1 - Atalanta 2SR-A
Verona
Apr 13, 2014Verona 3 - Fiorentina 5SR-A
Apr 6, 2014Chievo 0 - Verona 1SR-A
Mar 30, 2014Verona 3 - Genoa 0SR-A
Mar 27, 2014Cagliari 1 - Verona 0SR-A
Mar 23, 2014Sampdoria 5 - Verona 0SR-A
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
12Luca CastellazziGoalkeeper
26Cristian ChivuDefender
2JonathanDefender
5Juan JesusDefender
26Matías SilvestreDefender
55Yuto NagatomoDefender
41Joseph DuncanMidfielder
77McDonald MarigaMidfielder
11Ricardo ÁlvarezMidfielder
99Antonio CassanoStriker
8Rodrigo PalacioStriker
-Vid BelecGoalkeeper
-Raffaele Di GennaroGoalkeeper
4Javier ZanettiDefender
23Andrea RanocchiaDefender
15Ibrahima MbayeDefender
25Walter SamuelDefender
11Á. PereiraDefender
13Fredy GuarínMidfielder
5Walter GarganoMidfielder
-Daniel BessaMidfielder
22Diego MilitoStriker
7Marko LivajaStriker
1Rafael Goalkeeper
3Michelangelo AlbertazziDefender
22Matteo AbbateDefender
18Vangelis MorasDefender
22Domenico MaiettaDefender
10Emil HallfredssonMidfielder
21Armin BačinovičMidfielder
-JorginhoMidfielder
-Paolo GrossiMidfielder
8Daniele CaciaStriker
21JuanitoStriker
12NícolasGoalkeeper
-Alessandro BerardiGoalkeeper
-Luca CeccarelliDefender
75Josè CrespoDefender
-Tony HustonDefender
19Alessandro CarrozzaMidfielder
-Carlo Alberto CalvettiMidfielder
-Ansah DerrickMidfielder
-Andrea CoccoStriker
29Valeri BojinovStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Felice Evacuo Felice Evacuo
Striker
3 1
Gervinho Gervinho
Striker
Roma
3 0
José Callejón José Callejón
Striker
Napoli
3 0
Marco Sansovini Marco Sansovini
Striker
Novara
3 0
Osariemen Ebagua Osariemen Ebagua
Striker
Spezia
3 0