Inter vs Roma Live Stream and Highlights
Inter vs Roma Preview:
Date: April 17, 2013; Time: 7:45 PM BST;
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano.
The visitors have slight advantage after first game, and will try to hold it in away match. Andrea Stramaccioni’s team will play without a lot of first-team players when they’ll try to overturn the Giallorossi’s lead.
Inter Milan and Roma will fight in the semi-final second-leg of the Coppa Italia for the ticket to final, where the winner of this pair will face Lazio. Rome beat Inter 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico in the first game thanks to Florenzi and Destro. Palacio scored for Inter just before half-time.
Inter stands 7th in Serie A league table with 50 points from 32 games. The Nerazzurri are 1 point behind 6th-placed Lazio and 5th-placed Roma and 5 points behind 4th-placed Fiorentina, so they are involved in a fight for Europa League. Their present form has seen 2 wins and 3 loses from last five games. Last five home matches the Nerazzurri have finished with 1 draw, 1 win and 3 losses. They lost 2-0 to Cagliari at the weekend. It could be an intense fight and at the moment, both clubs are not qualified for the Europa League, so it could give even more importance to the Coppa Italia.
Roma goes 5th in the league table with 51 points from 32 games. The Giallorossi are also in hunt for Europa League and are equal on points with 6th-place Lazio and are 4 points behind 4th-placed Roma. Their present form has seen 2 draws, 1 loss and 2 wins from last five games. Last five away matches the Giallorossi have finished with 2 defeats, 1 draw and 2 wins. Roma won Torino 1-2 at the weekend. Roma are unbeaten in their last 6 meetings with Inter, having 3 wins and 3 draws.
Those sides have already played 3 games against each other this season. Roma won 2 and drew one.
Andrea Stramaccioni has fresh injury worries with Walter Gargano and Yuto Nagatomo. Now they will join Antonio Cassano, Rodrigo Palacio, Diego Milito and Cristian Chivu. Also, Stramaccioni can’t count on suspended Alvaro Pereira and Fredy Guarin, so veteran forward Tommaso Rocchi will continue as the only fit player in the attacking line.
Roma head coach Aurelio Andreazzoli has some worries about Erik Lamela, Pablo Osvaldo and Miralem Pjanic. All three missed Monday’s training, but are expected to play. Daniele De Rossi could comeback from injury. Vasilis Torosidis and Marquinhos were rested in the 2-1 victory over Torino, so they could back in line.
Inter line-up: Handanovic, Ranocchia, Samuel, Juan Jesus, Zanetti, Cambiasso, Kuzmanovic, Jonathan, Alvarez, Schelotto, Rocchi.
Last three matches:
Cagliari 2 – FC Internazionale 0;
FC Internazionale 3 – Atalanta 4;
Sampdoria 0 – FC Internazionale 2.
Roma line-up: Stekelenburg, Castan, Marquinhos, Piris, Torosidis, De Rossi, Bradley, Marquinho, Lamela, Florenzi, Totti.
Last three matches:
Torino 1 – Roma 2;
Roma 1 – Lazio 1;
Palermo 2 – Roma 0.