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Coppa Italia

  • April 19, 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Olimpico, Roma
  • • Attendance: 23979

Coppa Italia preview: Roma - Inter

Coppa Italia preview: Roma - Inter

Two old rivals will lock horns in the first-leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome

Roma: Doni; Cassetti, Burdisso, Juan, Riise; Pizarro, De Rossi; Taddei, Perrotta, Vucinic; Totti


Inter: Julio Cesar; Maicon, Ranocchia, Lucio, Nagatomo; Zanetti, Cambiasso, Stankovic; Sneijder; Milito, Pandev

Inter Milan

  • Roma lost 1-0 to Inter in the Coppa Italia final last year at the Stadio Olimpico.
  • Francesco Totti has seven goals in the last five games.
  • Roma have been awarded the most penalties in Serie A this season (11).
  • The capital club have lost their last two matches at home.
  • Inter have lost four of their last five games in all competitions.
  • Samuel Eto'o hasn't scored in his last seven matches overall.
  • The Serie A titleholders have conceded 12 goals in their past five encounters.
  • Leonardo's side have lost their last three matches on the road in all competitions and have been outscored 7-1 during that span.


February 6, 2011: Inter 5-3 Roma

Samuel Eto’o netted a brace to guide Inter past Roma in an eight-goal thriller at San Siro. Wesley Sneijder opened the scoring in the early going before Fabio Simplicio levelled proceedings ten minutes later.

Inter then took control of the game with Eto’o scoring on either side of the half-time interval before Thiago Motta extended the lead to 4-1 over the ten-man visitors.

However Roma refused to wilt and mounted a comeback scoring two goals in six minutes to pull within a goal before Cambiasso sealed it for the champions late on.

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Players to watch

F. Totti

Position: Attacker

Games: 1

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The club legend has been in sensational form recently finding the back of the net for fun in the last five games. The veteran will be eager to extend his goal streak to six matches and take a first-leg lead against Inter in the process.

S. Eto'o

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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The goals have dried up for Samuel Eto’o and it’s no coincidence that Inter have gone into a downward spiral recently. The Coppa Italia is the only piece of silverware that is realistically available to be won and the Cameroon hitman must rediscover his scoring touch if Inter are to lift the Italian cup once again this season.

Editor's Prediction

Both teams are coming off disappointing losses and will likely miss out on their major objectives this season. Inter will look to defend their Coppa Italia crown but their back line has been porous and Roma will take advantage in a high scoring affair.

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