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May 11, 2011 7:45 PM BST
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Coppa Italia preview: Inter - Roma

Inter have a 1-0 advantage heading into the second-leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final with Roma on Wednesday night at San Siro

Inter (4-4-2)

Julio Cesar; Maicon, Materazzi, Lucio, Chivu; Zanetti, Cambiasso, Kharja, Coutinho; Pazzini, Eto'o

Inter Milan

Inter coach Leonardo will welcome Yuto Nagatomo back into the fold as the Japan international has recovered from flu. Wesley Sneijder and Dejan Stankovic trained apart from the rest of the squad and will not feature while Andrea Ranocchia is suspended.

Roma (4-2-3-1)

Doni; Cassetti, Burdisso, Juan, Riise; Pizarro, De Rossi; Perrotta, Simplicio, Vucinic; Borriello


Roma coach Vincenzo Montella is without a host of players, including captain Francesco Totti who is serving the last match of his ban for chopping down Mario Balotelli in the cup final last year. Taddei is also suspended, while Matteo Brighi is out for the season after fracturing his fibula at the weekend against Milan.

Simone Perrotta and Daniele De Rossi are able to feature for the visitors as their three-match bans in Serie A do not affect their Coppa Italia eligibility.


  • Inter have won 12 straight Serie A games at San Siro.
  • The world champions have scored 35 goals at home in their last 12 matches.
  • Inter beat Roma 1-0 in the Coppa Italia final last season at the Stadio Olimpico.
  • Leonardo's men have kept a clean sheet in their last two cup games.
  • Roma have picked up 13 points from their last five away matches.
  • The Lupi have scored 10 goals in the last five encounters away from home.
  • Roma have conceded 32 goals on the road.
  • The capital club's heaviest away defeat this season was 5-1 against Cagliari.

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Last Five Matches
Team News
Available Squads
30Julio CésarGoalkeeper
55Yuto NagatomoDefender
26Cristian ChivuDefender
29Samuel Eto'oStriker
77McDonald MarigaMidfielder
-Houssine KharjaMidfielder
19Esteban CambiassoMidfielder
4Javier ZanettiDefender
11Giampaolo PazziniStriker
12Luca CastellazziGoalkeeper
23Marco MaterazziDefender
8Thiago MottaMidfielder
20Joel ObiMidfielder
19Goran PandevStriker
22Diego MilitoStriker
3John Arne RiiseDefender
-Nicolas BurdissoDefender
-Marco CassettiDefender
7Jérémy MenezMidfielder
16Daniele De RossiMidfielder
-Fabio Henrique SimplicioMidfielder
7David PizarroMidfielder
20Simone PerrottaMidfielder
22Marco BorrielloStriker
1Bogdan LobonţGoalkeeper
-Paolo CastelliniDefender
-Simone LoriaDefender
19Leandro GrecoMidfielder
-Aleandro RosiMidfielder
9Mirko VučinićStriker
99Gianluca CaprariMidfielder
Players to Watch
Giampaolo Pazzini
Giampaolo Pazzini
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 11
Games Goals YC RC
1 1 0 0
The 26-year-old has three goals in his last two games but is still looking to open up his Coppa Italia account for Inter. The Italy striker will be eager to put Roma to the sword on Wednesday night.
Marco Borriello
Marco Borriello
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 22
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The 28-year-old striker will need to pick up the slack with Francesco Totti out through suspension. He will be entrusted to supply the goals as Roma look to overturn a 1-0 deficit.
Probable Lineups
Julio César 30
Yuto Nagatomo 55
Cristian Chivu 26
Lúcio 33
Maicon 13
Samuel Eto'o 29
McDonald Mariga 77
Houssine Kharja 0
Esteban Cambiasso 19
Javier Zanetti 4
Giampaolo Pazzini 11
Doni 32
John Arne Riise 3
Juan 0
Nicolas Burdisso 0
Marco Cassetti 0
Jérémy Menez 7
Daniele De Rossi 16
Fabio Henrique Simplicio 0
David Pizarro 7
Simone Perrotta 20
Marco Borriello 22
Inter have been unbeatable at San Siro under the guidance of Leonardo and the defending Coppa Italia champions are a good bet to extend their impressive domestic home winning streak against Roma on Wednesday.
Editor's Prediction
Inter 3
Roma 1
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Felice Evacuo Felice Evacuo
3 1
Gervinho Gervinho
3 0
José Callejón José Callejón
3 0
Marco Sansovini Marco Sansovini
3 0
Osariemen Ebagua Osariemen Ebagua
3 0