We definitely suffered but at least we pulled through. Both teams had their own chances to score but with a bit of luck (let’s face it, Catania should have had a penalty), we managed to get a cleansheet and most importantly, all three points.
Best player on our side was obviously Cambiasso. I don’t know what he ate, drank before the game but the guy was just ridiculous. His pass to Antonio Cassano was spot on. Made numerous of plays throughout the game. Just a great game by the Argentinian.
Lastly, find x: Cassano + 7.5 = x :D
Inter: 1 Handanovic; 4 Zanetti, 8 Palacio, 16 Mudingayi, 19 Cambiasso, 20 Obi, 22 Milito, 23 Ranocchia, 25 Samuel, 40 Juan Jesus, 99 Cassano.
Subs: 27 Belec, 32 Cincilla, 6 Silvestre, 7 Coutinho, 11 Alvarez, 14 Guarin, 21 Gargano, 31 Pereira, 33 Mbaye, 41 Ducan, 42 Jonathan, 88 Livaja.
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni
Catania: 21 Andujar; 3 Spolli, 4 Almiron, 6 Legrottaglie, 9 Bergessio, 10 Lodi, 12 Marchese, 13 Izco, 17 Gomez, 22 Alvarez, 28 Barrientos.
Subs: 1 Frison, 2 Potenza, 5 Rolin, 15 Morimoto, 19 Castro, 24 Ricchiuti, 27 Biagianti, 30 Salifu, 33 Capuano, 34 Messina, 35 Doukara.
Coach: Rolando Maran
Referee: Carmine Russo
Prediction: Inter 2-1 Catania
After a very important win against city rival Milan, the Nerazzurri are ready to keep the momentum going in view for another tough opponent in Catania. According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, in the defense we will see the familiar faces of Ranocchia, Juan Jesus and Samuel in a three-man defense. In the middle, Andrea Stramaccioni could continue trusting the duo of Esteban Cambiasso and Walter Gargano with Zanetti and Obi on the respective left and right win. Offensively, it is expected that Coutinho will have another chance at the starting position due to the absence of Wesley Sneijder and despite a fully recovered Ricardo Alvarez. The young Brazilian will serve the purpose of supporting a very in form Antonio Cassano and the obvious Diego Milito.
Source: Gazzetta dello Sport