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  • January 20, 2013
  • • 2:45 PM
  • • Stadio Olimpico, Roma
  • Referee: D. Orsato
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Serie A Preview: Roma - Inter

Serie A Preview: Roma - Inter

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The pair go into the clash desperate for victory to serve their respective interests, as the Giallorossi cling on to a top-six spot and Andrea Stramaccioni's men chase Juventus.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

ROMA

Juventus
Goicoechea
Piris, Marquinhos, Castan, Balzaretti
Pjanic, De Rossi, Florenzi
Lamela, Destro, Totti
INTER


 Handanovic
Ranocchia
, Chivu, Juan Jesus
Zanetti, Guarin, Gargano, C'biasso, Pereira
Rocchi, Palacio

Just a matter of weeks into 2013 and Inter heads into Sunday's clash in the knowledge it cannot afford any more slip-ups if it is to keep pace with Serie A leader Juventus.

Seven points separate fourth-placed Nerazzurri and the Bianconeri, while Roma lies just six adrift of Andrea Stramaccioni's side as it bids to cement its place in the top six.

Both sides secured places in the semifinals of the Coppa Italia in midweek - the Giallorossi grinding out a 1-0 win over Fiorentina, and Inter needed extra time to see off Bologna - meaning they will also face one another three days later in the first leg.

The host will be without Pablo Osvaldo, Maarten Stekelenburg and Alessio Romagnoli through injury, while the visitors have a lengthy injury list to contend with, as Dejan Stankovic, Luca Castellazzi, Yuto Nagatomo, Ricky Alvarez, Walter Samuel, Antonio Cassano and Coutinho all miss out.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Inter has endured an inconsistent start to 2013, losing to Udinese, beating Pescara and scraping past Bologna in the Coppa Italia.
  • Andrea Stramaccioni's side has been hampered by an extensive injury list that sees seven first team players absent through injury - including Antonio Cassano (right).
  • Inter and Roma will face one another in the semifinal of the Coppa Italia in midweek.
  • Roma currently sits in sixth spot in Serie A, six points behind Inter but just a point in front of seventh-placed AC Milan.
  • Erik Lamela and Pablo Osvaldo are the club's two joint-top goalscorers, both having struck 10 times.
  • Zdenek Zeman's side is the top scorer in Serie A with 43 goals, but it has also conceded 34 times.

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Last Five Matches
AS Roma
May 18, 2014Genoa 1 - AS Roma 0SR-A
May 11, 2014AS Roma 0 - Juventus 1SR-A
May 4, 2014Catania 4 - AS Roma 1SR-A
Apr 25, 2014AS Roma 2 - Milan 0SR-A
Apr 19, 2014Fiorentina 0 - AS Roma 1SR-A
Inter
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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Available Squads
-M. GoicoecheaGoalkeeper
15MarquinhosDefender
5Leandro CastánDefender
3Iván Rodrigo PirisDefender
42Federico BalzarettiDefender
4Michael BradleyMidfielder
16Daniele De RossiMidfielder
24Alessandro FlorenziMidfielder
11Erik LamelaMidfielder
17Pablo Daniel OsvaldoStriker
10Francesco TottiStriker
1Bogdan LobonţGoalkeeper
1Maarten StekelenburgGoalkeeper
-DodôDefender
-Nicolas BurdissoDefender
-MarquinhoMidfielder
11Rodrigo TaddeiMidfielder
15Miralem PjanicMidfielder
20Simone PerrottaMidfielder
-Panagiotis TachtsidisMidfielder
22Mattia DestroStriker
1Samir HandanoviçGoalkeeper
4Javier ZanettiDefender
23Andrea RanocchiaDefender
26Cristian ChivuDefender
11Á. PereiraDefender
5Juan JesusDefender
55Yuto NagatomoDefender
13Fredy GuarínMidfielder
5Walter GarganoMidfielder
8Rodrigo PalacioStriker
-Marko LivajaStriker
-Vid BelecGoalkeeper
-Raffaele Di GennaroGoalkeeper
26Matías SilvestreDefender
2JonathanDefender
16Gaby MudingayiMidfielder
77McDonald MarigaMidfielder
19Esteban CambiassoMidfielder
20Joel ObiMidfielder
-Marco BenassiMidfielder
41Joseph DuncanMidfielder
-Daniel BessaMidfielder
9Tommaso RocchiStriker

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