What a game.
Palacio just continues doing what he does the best which is scoring goals. That was a fantastic counter attack started by Coutinho. Great run, spot on assist, and Palacio calmly put the ball in the back of the net. Great goal.
The second was a great individual effort by Fredy Guarin. He won the ball back in the midfield, continued his dribbling pass one player and just smashed it ball for the 2-2. Also another great goal.
Anyway, FORZA INTER. Up next is the Giallorossi.
Inter: 12 Castellazzi; 42 Jonathan, 6 Silvestre, 25 Samuel, 40 Juan Jesus; 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso; 55 Nagatomo; 7 Coutinho, 99 Cassano, 8 Palacio.
Subs: 27 Belec, 10 Sneijder, 14 Guarin, 22 Milito, 23 Ranocchia, 24 Benassi, 88 Livaja.
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni
Vaslui: 89 Straton; 3 Varela, 5 Celeban, 8 Antal, 9 Sburlea, 10 Stanciu, 16 Caue, 23 Salageanu, 25 Tukura, 67 Cordos, 79 N’Doye.
Subs: 1 Coman, 18 Sanmartean 20 Milanov, 30 Costin, 33 Charalombous, 40 Varga, 88 Buhaescu.
Coach: Marius Sumudica
Referee: Manuel De Sousa
Prediction: Inter 2-0 FC Vaslui
Inter are already dealing with an emergency in the midfield as Stramaccioni pointed out in the press conference yesterday “The attack is the only department in which, I have them all. Instead, Alvarez, Gargano and Duncan are not on the UEFA list, Mundingayi is injured. Guarin, after the game against Pescara, had a stiff calf. Guaro is our bull, one that wouldn’t ask to come out of the game if he was on just one leg so if I can, I would like to rest him.” There: “if I can” indeed. That will only be decided today. The fact is that at 90%, unless there is miraculous recovery, Nagatomo will not be there also. The Japanese had a fever yesterday and did not practice. Maicon is also called up but his usage will only be determined at the very last minute due to transfer market reason.
Many uncertainties that Inter have to deal with tomorrow except two. First is that you can expect that Javier Zanetti will be available to play on the left, right or in the midfield. Second is Esteban Cambiasso who is the only true midfielder, and without problems, available. So the coach may also organize a different style of play: for example a 4-4-2 with Coutinho as the left midfielder who is free to centralize in order to reform the formation to a 4-3-1-2. Guarin is expected to be rested tomorrow and so Inter will be with two central midfielders. At that point, without Maicon, the three candidates that Stramaccioni could choose to play on the wings are Jonathan, Mbaye and Juan Jesus with the last one being a strong candidate for the left-back position. In the attack, despite not really 100% fit and just played a match a couple days ago, we could really see Antonio Cassano making his San Siro debut tomorrow who will form a partnership with Rodrigo Palacio.
Source: Gazzetta dello Sport