I didn’t watch the game in its entirety due to the Sneijder story and NFL football. It seems like a draw is the right result although Orsato rewarded an absolute ghost penalty to Roma.
Roma: 13 Goicoechea; 23 Piris, 3 Marquinhos, 5 Castan, 42 Balzaretti; 48 Florenzi, 16 De Rossi, 4 Bradley; 8 Lamela, 9 Osvaldo, 10 Totti
Subs: 24 Stekelenburg, 1 Lobont, 7 Marquinho, 11 Taddei, 15 Pjanic, 20 Perrotta, 22 Destro, 27 Dodò, 29 Burdisso, 77 Tachtsidis
Coach: Zdenek Zeman
Inter: 1 Handanovic; 23 Ranocchia, 26 Chivu, 40 Juan Jesus; 55 Nagatomo, 4 Zanetti, 21 Gargano, 31 Pereira; 14 Guarin; 8 Palacio, 88 Livaja
Subs: 27 Belec, 77 Di Gennaro, 6 Silvestre, 16 Mudingayi, 17 Mariga, 18 Rocchi, 19 Cambiasso, 20 Obi, 24 Benassi, 41 Duncan, 42 Jonathan, 82 Bessa
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni
Prediction: Roma 2-1 Inter
No Coutinho, Milito, Cassano and Alvarez, it is clear that there is an emergency in the attack. Now what? Well, Inter can deal with it by using a thick midfield and a defense with Ranocchia, Chivu and Juan Jesus. In short, it will be a 3-5-1-1. “We have found our identity and so, other than moving our players around, we will be able to uphold,” said Strama. Watch out for the duo of Benassi and Stramaccioni holding up the midfield but also pay attention to Mudingayi as a candidate.
In the attack? Guarin is playing behind Palacio. “Fredy is the big signing from the transfer market. He has a tremendous potential and we are trying to make him even more better and effective through evolutionary tactics. In his current role, as a link between midfield and attack, is one of the best in the league.” Nagatomo, “one of the best wing players in the league,” is back and he will have the right side leaving the left one for Alvaro Pereira.
Source: Gazzetta dello Sport