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  • September 30, 2012
  • • 2:45 PM
  • • Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano
  • Referee: A. Giannoccaro
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Serie A Preview: Inter - Fiorentina

Serie A Preview: Inter - Fiorentina

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Vincenzo Montella's side came close to ending Juventus' unbeaten run midweek, but it is a different record they will hoping to ensure continues for the Nerazzurri on Sunday.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

FC INTERNAZIONALE

Handanovic
Juan, Ranocchia, Samuel
Zanetti,Guarin,Pereira,Cambiasso,Nagatomo
Cassano, Milito
ACF FIORENTINA

Viviano
Roncaglia, Tomovic, Rodriguez
Pasqual, Valero, Pizarro, Romulo, Cuadrado
Ljajic, Jovetic


Inter will look to follow up its Wednesday night victory over Chievo by securing its first home win of the season.  Following its shock defeat to Siena, Andrea Stramaccioni altered his team’s formation, opting to field a three-man central defense en route to a 2-0 victory. Buoyed by this success, he will now deploy it against a more accomplished outfit.

Stramaccioni is unlikely to rotate his team and although the absence of Wesley Sneijder will undoubtedly be a huge blow, they have Antonio Cassano, who scored as a substitute against the Flying Donkeys, to partner Diego Milito upfront.

McDonald Mariga, Dejan Stankovic and Rodrigo Palacio are unavailable due to injury, although Christian Chivu is fit again, having just failed to recover in time for the Nerazzurri’s previous fixture.

After a highly accomplished performance against Juventus, the Viola will look to cause trouble for another of Serie A’s giants. So impressive were Vincenzo Montella’s side against the reigning champion that a draw could be seen as two points lost rather than one gained.

On the back of this performance - and with Alberto Aquilani and Mounir El Hamdaoui still unavailable due to injury - the Italian coach will name an unchanged side as he looks to gain all three points against an Inter team which has been anything but convincing at home.


  DID YOU KNOW?
  • In last season’s corresponding fixture, Inter beat Fiorentina 2-0.

  • Antonio Cassano leads Inter’s scoring charts with three goals in five appearances. With two of these appearances coming from the bench, resulting in an average of a goal every 97 minutes.

  • Inter was founded in 1908 and won its first league title two years later.

  • Fiorentina currently lies sixth in Serie A, having only lost once this season.

  • Of Fiorentina’s 26 senior players, 17 of them only joined the club this summer.

  • Fiorentina has won two Serie A titles, the last of which came in the 1968-69 season.

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