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  • October 5, 2013
  • • 2:45 PM
  • • Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano
  • Referee: P. Tagliavento
  • • Attendance: 48000
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Serie A Preview: Inter Milan - Roma

Serie A Preview: Inter Milan - Roma

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Rudi Garcia's side is yet to taste anything other than victory in Serie A but faces a stern test against the resurgent Nerazzurri.

Roma will be looking to extend its perfect start to the Serie A season when it travels to face Inter Milan on Saturday.

Rudi Garcia's side has won all six of its league outings so far this term, conceding just one goal in the process, but the hosts are also unbeaten. Walter Mazzarri has guided his men to four wins and two draws so far, a run that leaves them fourth in the table, four points behind the Giallorossi.

As well as boasting the league's stingiest defense, Roma is also the Italian top flight's leading scorer, with 17 goals. Roma's recent record in this fixture gives the visitors the edge, having won four and lost none of the last six meetings between the teams, an undefeated streak that includes two victories at San Siro last season.

Inter, though, followed up a commendable win over Fiorentina with a draw at Cagliari and goes into the weekend in good form. In stark contrast to their 2012-13 campaign, Inter has not been beset by injuries thus far this term, while seeing key players, such as forward Diego Milito, return from lengthy spells on the sidelines.

However, defender Christian Chivu (foot) is expected to miss another few weeks of action and club captain Javier Zanetti (Achilles tendon) could be out until December.

Garcia has a few more injuries with which to contend. Adem Ljajic (sciatic nerve) is doubtful, while Maicon (thigh), USA star Michael Bradley (ankle) and Mattia Destro (knee) will definitely not be involved.

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May 18, 2014Chievo 2 - Inter 1SR-A
May 10, 2014Inter 4 - Lazio 1SR-A
May 4, 2014Milan 1 - Inter 0SR-A
Apr 26, 2014Inter 0 - Napoli 0SR-A
Apr 19, 2014Parma 0 - Inter 2SR-A
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Jul 23, 2014Liverpool 0 - AS Roma 1FRC
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May 11, 2014AS Roma 0 - Juventus 1SR-A
May 4, 2014Catania 4 - AS Roma 1SR-A
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1Samir HandanoviçGoalkeeper
5Juan JesusDefender
13Andrea RanocchiaDefender
11Á. PereiraDefender
14RolandoDefender
55Yuto NagatomoDefender
11Ricardo ÁlvarezMidfielder
13Fredy GuarínMidfielder
5Esteban CambiassoMidfielder
21Saphir TaiderMidfielder
8Rodrigo PalacioStriker
-Luca CastellazziGoalkeeper
30Pablo CarrizoGoalkeeper
6Marco AndreolliDefender
-WallaceDefender
-Walter SamuelDefender
10Mateo KovačićMidfielder
-Gaby MudingayiMidfielder
17Zdravko KuzmanovicMidfielder
9Ishak BelfodilStriker
9Mauro IcardiStriker
22Diego MilitoStriker
26Morgan De SanctisGoalkeeper
5Leandro CastánDefender
17Mehdi BenatiaDefender
35Vasilis TorosidisDefender
42Federico BalzarettiDefender
6Kevin StrootmanMidfielder
15Miralem PjanicMidfielder
16Daniele De RossiMidfielder
24Alessandro FlorenziMidfielder
10Francesco TottiStriker
27GervinhoStriker
1Bogdan LobonţGoalkeeper
28Lukasz SkorupskiGoalkeeper
-DodôDefender
-Nicolas BurdissoDefender
-Tin JedvajDefender
-MarquinhoMidfielder
-Rodrigo TaddeiMidfielder
-Federico RicciMidfielder
8Adem LjajicStriker
99Gianluca CaprariMidfielder
22Marco BorrielloStriker

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