MILAN - Inter will meet Roma on Friday at the Stadio Meazza. Kick-off for the 15th match of the Serie A Tim season will be at 20:45 CET with the Nerazzurri going into the game following a 2-1 win over SPAL while the Giallorossi have a second consecutive away game following their win at Hellas Verona.
TRIVIA ON INTER-ROMA
Almost at the 500-mark
Inter-Roma is always a fixture that guarantees spectacle and goals. There have been 172 prior Serie A meetings between the sides with 499 goals scored. The record favours the Nerazzurri who have won 72, drawn 51 and lost 49.
Attention on set pieces
Inter and Roma are the sides who have scored the most goals from dead ball situations this campaign. The Nerazzurri have hit eleven goals from them and the Giallorossi twelve.
First and second half goals
Lautaro Martínez is the most prolific scored in the first 30 minutes of Serie A games with six goals so far. Romelu Lukaku has been the top scorer in the second half of games with eight goals.
ANTONIO CONTE'S THOUGHTS
“It will be a match played at a very high level. We’re preparing in the right way. We’ll have to suffer at times and be ready to stay strong while being precise with our finishing.”
Inter’s five most recent games
Inter 2-1 Spal
Slavia Prague 1-3 Inter
Torino 0-3 Inter
Inter 2-1 Hellas Verona
Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Inter
Roma’s five most recent games
Hellas Verona 1-3 Roma
İstanbul Başakşehir 0-3 Roma
Roma 3-0 Brescia
Parma 2-0 Roma
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1 Roma
No players are suspended for either side. Nicolò Barella, Danilo D'Ambrosio, Milan Skriniar and Lautaro Martinez are all a card away from ban for Inter, Gianluca Mancini and Lorenzo Pellegrini for Roma.
Gianpaolo Calvarese will be the referee. His assistants will be Alassio and Ranghetti. Maresca will be the fourth official with Mazzoleni and Paganessi working as the VAR officials.