With the great win against the Partenopei still in our eyes, we already have to be ready to cheer for our team on Wednesday in what should be a not-so-difficult, but really crucial, match. Inter is taking on Genoa, who come into this game after a crushing 4-1 defeat against Carpi on Saturday and they will be certainly motivated to make up in front of their supporters for last week's disappointing performance.
With five matches still to play and just four points to recover on Roma to earn a Champions League spot next season, the Nerazzurri will do everything they can to keep the dream of getting back in the most important European football tournament. The internal tension at Roma could ease Inter's job of fulfilling their goals, even though I still believe that a third place finish for the Nerazzurri is rather unlikely, especially because of Spalletti's abilities as leader and motivator.
I have said it a hundred times already and I will say it once more: it's almost impossible to predict Inter starting XIs. Mancini loves to change men from match to match, giving his opponents little to no hints about how to prepare the match against his team. This Wednesday we will probably see the same back four that played on Saturday but there's a chance Telles -- who still doesn't know wether he will be an Inter player next season or not -- will replace Nagatomo on the left flank. Brozovic and Medel will be the two midfielders, even though it seems the perfect match for Mancio to unleash Melo from the very beginning. Palacio, Eder and Perisic could be the three men acting behind the lone Icardi as the striker, even though he took some hard tackles against Napoli, giving Jojo some hopes of landing a starting role.
Hopefully Genoa will step on the field with the same careless attitude they had against Carpi last week to help Inter in their chase of the CL. On the other hand, the Nerazzurri will have to be totally focused on getting this three crucial points, because even just one little false step could cost them the third place and, incidentally, the money to operate with more freedom on the transfer market this summer.
Official Starting XIs
Genoa: Lamanna; De Maio, Munoz, Marchese; Ansaldi, Rigoni, Dzemaili, Gabriel Silva; Suso, Pavoletti, Laxalt;
Inter: Handanovic; D'Ambrosio, Miranda, Murillo, Telles; Melo, Medel; Palacio, Brozovic, Perisic; Icardi;
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