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February 3, 2013 10:00 PM SGT
Stadio Comunale Artemio Franchi - Montepaschi Arena — Siena
Referee:‬ D. Doveri‎
Attendance:‬ 9000‎

Siena-Inter Preview: Nerazzurri cannot afford to drop more points against bottom-placed Robur

Sunday's visitors were beaten 2-0 in the reverse fixture earlier this season, and will be keen to get their revenge against a team who have lost seven of their last eight games

By Miles Chambers

Andrea Stramaccioni - Inter
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AC Milan
Terlizzi, Paci, Felipe
Angelo, Vergassola, Della Rocca, Rubin
Rossina, Reginaldo
Ranocchia, Juan Jesus, Chivu
Schelotto, Gargano, Cambiasso, Nagatomo
Cassano, Palacio

Siena have few injury worries to contend with, as striker Nicola Pozzi (muscle strain) is the only player out of action for this weekend's clash at the Artemio Franchi.

Bianconeri centre-back Neto looks set to move to Zenit St Petersburg, so new signing Christian Terlizzi is likely to be preferred in defence. Head coach Giuseppe Iachini will be without midfielder Francesco Valiani due to suspension.

Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni has a far lengthier injury list, however, and is without Luca Castellazzi (shoulder), Walter Samuel (Achilles), Dejan Stankovic and Gaby Mundingayi (Achilles).

New signing Ezequiel Schelotto should be fit enough to slot straight into first-team action at right midfield. Antonio Cassano will be paired with Rodrigo Palacio up front for the Nerazzurri, with top goalscorer this season Diego Milito (knee) still not fully fit to start.

  • Inter have only won one of their last seven matches in all competitions. The last time Stramaccioni's men won away from home in the league was November 3, at Juventus Stadium.

  • Antonio Cassano (pictured, right) has seven assists in Serie A this campaign, leaving him fourth overall behind Marek Hamsik, Francesco Totti and Borja Valero.

  • The Nerazzurri are currently top of the fair play table, with 45 yellows and two red cards in their 22 games to date. They topped last year's table, too.
  • Siena won the last clash 2-0 against the Milan-based side at San Siro - Simone Vergassolo and Valiani were the goalscorers in that unexpected triumph.

  • Iachini's team have won just the one game in their last five matches, which came against Sampdoria; their other eight Serie A games ended in defeat.

  • Inter sit fourth in the division on 40 points, while the Bianconeri are rooted to the bottom of the league with just 14 points.

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Italy - Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Feb 3, 2013 Siena 3 - Inter 1
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Italy - Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Sep 23, 2012 Inter 0 - Siena 2
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Italy - Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Apr 12, 2012 Inter 2 - Siena 1
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Italy - Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Nov 27, 2011 Siena 0 - Inter 1
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Italy - Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ May 16, 2010 Siena 0 - Inter 1
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Last Five Matches
Apr 18, 2014Spezia 1 - Siena 0ITA2
Apr 12, 2014Siena 1 - Virtus Lanciano 0ITA2
Apr 5, 2014Cittadella 1 - Siena 0ITA2
Mar 29, 2014Siena 2 - Brescia 1ITA2
Mar 26, 2014Palermo 1 - Siena 1ITA2
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
Team News
Available Squads
79Gianluca PegoloGoalkeeper
6Mariano de Almeida AngeloDefender
17Nicola BelmonteDefender
-Massimo PaciDefender
-Matteo RubinDefender
8Simone VergassolaMidfielder
7Francesco Della RoccaMidfielder
-Alessio SestuMidfielder
20Innocent EmegharaStriker
27Alessandro RosinaMidfielder
12Simone FarelliGoalkeeper
3Bruno UviniDefender
-Christian TerlizziDefender
2Jorge TeixeiraDefender
7Francesco ValianiMidfielder
23Valerio VerreMidfielder
15Francesco BolzoniMidfielder
-Daniele ManniniMidfielder
-Michele PaolucciStriker
-Erjon BogdaniStriker
17Salvador AgraStriker
1Samir HandanoviçGoalkeeper
4Javier ZanettiDefender
23Andrea RanocchiaDefender
26Cristian ChivuDefender
5Juan JesusDefender
55Yuto NagatomoDefender
13Fredy GuarínMidfielder
-Ezequiel SchelottoMidfielder
17Zdravko KuzmanovicMidfielder
8Rodrigo PalacioStriker
99Antonio CassanoStriker
-Vid BelecGoalkeeper
-Raffaele Di GennaroGoalkeeper
26Matías SilvestreDefender
11Á. PereiraDefender
11Ricardo ÁlvarezMidfielder
5Walter GarganoMidfielder
24Marco BenassiMidfielder
10Mateo KovačićMidfielder
9Tommaso RocchiStriker
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
19 0
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
17 5
Luca Toni Luca Toni
17 2
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
15 0