Match - Sun 27 January, 21:45, Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
|26. (5’)||69. (23’)|
|19. (66’)||69. (53’)|
Inter face Torino test
Kick-off at the San Siro is set 21h45 (CAT) in the evening.
Four points is what separates the Nerazzurri from Napoli and Lazio, while a further five see Juventus table top them all.
As the season draws on longer, the Bianconeri are seemingly looking more and more exposed, seeing them win just one of the three Serie A games played in 2013.
Inter’s task is to make sure they keep on the heels of their rivals and they will need to continue with that trend by coming out victorious against Torino.
Away from home it has been far from a pretty picture for Andrea Stramaccioni’s men but at the San Siro the story has been somewhat different, seeing Inter last lose at home in their 2-1 loss to Siena in September.
An injury crisis hasn’t favoured the consistency of the performances laid out by Inter, but they will gladly welcome the return of several to the bench on Sunday.
Joel Obi is expected to make his long awaited return after he came off the bench against Roma on Wednesday evening for the Coppa Italia semifinal clash, but Antonio Cassano may be forced to watch another match on the sidelines.
Meanwhile, Torino’s return to Serie A has finally started to show some promise as they sit in 11th place and nine points clear of the drop zone.
Alessio Cerci is expected to be back in time for the fixture after there were fears that he would have to face a long layoff.
The striker has been an influential force in the Granata’s four-match unbeaten run and he will certainly be looked towards in order to do the same against Inter.
Giampiero Ventura’s side are on too much of a good run to let it slip away with ease and they will certainly be out to take the game to Inter come kick-off.