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Serie A

  • November 12, 2012
  • • 03:45
  • • Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia, Bergamo
  • Referee: A. Damato
  • • Attendance: 15000

Atalanta - Inter Preview: Stramaccioni's side attempt to keep up pace at summit

Atalanta - Inter Preview: Stramaccioni's side attempt to keep up pace at summit


The Nerazzurri recorded an impressive victory over the Serie A leaders in their last league outing and will look to continue their fine form at the Azzurri d'Italia



Raimondi, Stendardo, Manfredini, Peluso
Schelotto, Cigarini, Carmona, Bonaventura

Ranocchia, Samuel, Juan
Zanetti, Gargano, Cambiasso, Nagatomo
Milito, Cassano

Stefano Colantuono is likely to opt for the same starting XI which claimed a credible victory away to Sampdoria last time out, with German Denis continuing as the lone striker. The former Palermo coach has no fresh injury concerns to contend with, but remains without long-term absentees Daniele Capelli and Adriano Pinto.

On the other hand, Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni rang the changes for his side's midweek Europa League triumph away to Partizan Belgrade, but will likely revert to the 3-4-1-2 formation which ended Juventus' unbeaten run last weekend.

However, the young trainer is still without Wesley Sneijder, who is yet to regain match fitness following a muscle strain suffered in October, so Rodrigo Palacio should keep his playmaking berth behind front pair Diego Milito and Antonio Cassano.

  • Atalanta currently sit ninth in the Serie A standings, one point ahead of Inter's city rivals Milan.
  • Only two teams, Pescara and Palermo, have scored fewer goals than Sunday's hosts, who have just 10 strikes to their name this term.
  • The Orobici are unbeaten in their last four matches, however - a run which included a narrow win over third-placed Napoli.
  • Inter find themselves just one point adrift of league leaders Juventus following their 3-1 victory over the holders last weekend.
  • The visitors have won their last ten away games in all competitions, six of which came in Serie A.
  • Only two teams, Juventus and Roma, have been more prolific than the Nerazzurri on domestic duty in the current campaign. Diego Milito (pictured) has bagged seven of his side's 22 league goals up to this point, two of which came in the win over the Bianconeri.


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Italy - Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Mar 23, 2014 Inter 1 - Atalanta 2
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Italy - Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Oct 30, 2013 Atalanta 1 - Inter 1
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Italy - Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Apr 8, 2013 Inter 3 - Atalanta 4
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Italy - Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Nov 12, 2012 Atalanta 3 - Inter 2
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Italy - Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Mar 18, 2012 Inter 0 - Atalanta 0
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Last Five Matches
May 18, 2014Catania 2 - Atalanta 1SR-A
May 11, 2014Atalanta 2 - Milan 1SR-A
May 6, 2014Juventus 1 - Atalanta 0SR-A
Apr 28, 2014Atalanta 1 - Genoa 1SR-A
Apr 19, 2014Atalanta 1 - Verona 2SR-A
Jul 30, 2014Manchester United 0 - Inter 0ICC
Jul 27, 2014Real Madrid CF 1 - Inter 1ICC
May 19, 2014Chievo 2 - Inter 1SR-A
May 11, 2014Inter 4 - Lazio 1SR-A
May 5, 2014Milan 1 - Inter 0SR-A
Team News
Available Squads
47Andrea ConsigliGoalkeeper
2Guglielmo StendardoDefender
-Thomas ManfrediniDefender
-Federico PelusoDefender
-E. SchelottoMidfielder
10Giacomo BonaventuraMidfielder
11Maximiliano MoralezMidfielder
17Carlos CarmonaMidfielder
21Luca CigariniMidfielder
77Cristian RaimondiDefender
19Germán DenisStriker
-Ciro PolitoGoalkeeper
78Giorgio FrezzoliniGoalkeeper
-Stefano LucchiniDefender
-Carlos Javier MatheuDefender
28Davide BrivioDefender
-Michele FerriDefender
-Riccardo CazzolaMidfielder
-Davide BiondiniMidfielder
9James TroisiStriker
-Guido MarilungoStriker
-Giuseppe De LucaStriker
17Facundo ParraStriker
1Samir HandanoviçGoalkeeper
4Javier ZanettiDefender
6Matías SilvestreDefender
5Juan JesusDefender
55Yuto NagatomoDefender
13Fredy GuarínMidfielder
5Esteban CambiassoMidfielder
5Walter GarganoMidfielder
8Rodrigo PalacioStriker
22Diego MilitoStriker
99Antonio CassanoStriker
-Luca CastellazziGoalkeeper
27Vid BelecGoalkeeper
11Á. PereiraDefender
33Ibrahima MbayeDefender
11Ricardo ÁlvarezMidfielder
-Marco BenassiMidfielder
-Joseph DuncanMidfielder
-Andrea RomanòMidfielder
-Marko LivajaStriker
Players to Watch
Giacomo Bonaventura
Giacomo Bonaventura
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 10
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Rodrigo Palacio
Rodrigo Palacio
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 8
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0

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