The Christmas festivities are all over and it's time for Inter to step out onto the pitch again, with 2017 beginning at the Stadio Friuli and a match against Gigi Delneri's in-form Udinese. The Bianconeri are unbeaten in their last four matches and have only conceded one goal in that run, but Inter are also in their best form of the campaign thanks to the three consecutive league wins that concluded 2016 in an unexpectedly positive manner. If the UEFA Champions League places are still the club's objective for the season then this is a difficult game that we must nonetheless win, or else things will become very difficult indeed. Let's make this our year.
Udinese (4-3-3): Karnezis; Widmer, Danilo, Felipe, Samir,; Fofana, Kums, Jankto; De Paul, Zapata, Thereau.
Inter (4-2-3-1): Handanovic; Ansaldi, Miranda, Murillo, D’Ambrosio; Brozovic, Kondogbia; Perisic, Banega, Candreva; Icardi.
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