Date: Sunday. March 1, 2015
Time: 12:00pm ET/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza; Milan, Italy
The two sides have faced each other 154 times in their history, with the Nerazzurri being victorious in 63 of them. Inter have scored 230 goals against Fiorentina, the most against any Italian side save for Roma (264) and Sampdoria (241).
Last time these two squads faced off, the Viola came out on top with a decisive 3-0 win even though Inter had more overall possession and only took two less shots than their opponents. Tomorrow's match should be much different, as both teams are playing great football at the moment, and this could prove to be quite an exciting fixture between two teams who are each showing impressive runs of form.
Inter will play with the 4-3-1-2 they have favored recently, and there should be no surprises when Mancini names the Starting XI. The only significant decision left to Mancini regarding tomorrow's XI is whether Shaqiri or Kovacic will start the match in the trequartista role. In the left defensive position Santon should have a slight advantage on Danilo D'Ambrosio, and Podolski will probably start as forward paired with Icardi.
A win in this match could give the Nerazzurri the sixth spot in the Serie A, putting them only one point behind Fiorentina (and the last place to qualify for the Europa League) and two points behind Lazio.
Projected Starting XI
Campagnaro - Ranocchia - Juan Jesus - Santon
Guarin - Brozovic
Icardi - Podolski
Diamanti - Babacar - Salah
Aquilani - Pizarro - Borja Valero
Pasqual - Rodriguez - Savic - Tomovic
TV / Streaming Info: The match will be available on RAI International and beIN Sports Connect
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Inter Milan: Handanovic, Campagnaro, Vidic, Juan Jesus, Santon, Medel, Guarin, Brozovic, Kovacic, Icardi, Podolski.
Bench: Carrizo, Andreolli, Palacio, Kuzmanovic, Obi, Dodò, Ranocchia, Felipe, Puscas, D'Ambrosio, Hernanes, Shaqiri.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.
Fiorentina: Neto, Tomovic, Savic, Rodriguez, Pasqual, Kurtic, Badelj, Aquilani, Diamanti, Babacar, Ilicic.
Bench: Rosati, Lezzerini, Richards, Vargas, Pizarro, Gilardino, Joaquin, Borja Valero, Alonso, Lazzari, Rosi, Salah.
Coach: Vincenzo Montella.
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