Catania vs Inter Live Stream and Highlights
Date: March 3, 2013; Time: 2:00 PM UTC;
Venue: Stadio Angelo Massimino — Catania.
Struggling Nerazzurri will try to get points on a visit at in-form Sicilians. Andrea Stramaccioni’s injury-riddled team will try to return to the winning ways without Antonio Cassano.
Catania stands 7th in Serie A with 42 points from 26 matches, having won 12, drawn 6 and lost 8 points so far this season. It leaves them just 2 points off a Europa League place. They have had a strong season and their current form has seen 2 wins, 1 drawn and 1defeat from their last 5 matches. Last five home games Catania have finished with 4 wins and 1 draw. For a club that finished in the bottom half last season they are great.
Inter goes 5th in the league table with 44 points from 26 matches, winning 13, drawing 5 and losing 8 so far this season. Internazionale are just 3 points behind the final Champions League place. They are just 1 point back of 4th-placed Milan and 3 points behind Lazio. Their present form has seen 3 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw from last five games. Last five away matches Nerazzurri have finished with 1 draw, 3 losses and 1 win. They have been in poor league form and they were very lucky to come out of the Milan derby last weekend with a draw.
Andrea Stramaccioni has some injuries and suspensions ahead of this game. He has some problems with forward Antonio Cassano, so Tommasso Rocchi could start from the first minutes for the Nerazzurri. Diego Milito is out for the rest of the season. Walter Samuel still remains sidelined with an Achilles injury. Yuto Nagatomo and Andrea Ranocchia are banned, so Stramaccioni will play with Alvaro Pereira at left-back and move Cristian Chivu into central zone.
Catania head coach Rolando Maran can’t count on suspended Nicola Legrottaglie and Giuseppe Bellusci. Catania will also be without injured Pablo Barrientos and recovering Fabio Sciacca.
Catania line-up: Andujar, Alvarez, Rolin, Spolli, Marchese, Lodi, Biagianti, Izco, Gomez, Castro, Bergessio.
Last three matches:
Parma 1 – Catania 2;
Catania 1 – Bologna 0;
Atalanta 0 – Catania 0.
Inter line-up: Handanovic, Zanetti, Juan, Chivu, Pereira, Gargano, Kuzmanovic, Schelotto Kovacic, Guarin, Rocchi.
Last three matches:
FC Internazionale 1 – AC Milan 1;
CFR Cluj 0 – FC Internazionale 3;
Fiorentina 4 – FC Internazionale 1.