Inter vs. Fiorentina, match preview

INTER VS. FIORENTINA, MATCH PREVIEW

The Nerazzurri take to the pitch at San Siro at 20:45 CET tonight for their Coppa Italia quarter-final

MILAN - Inter are busy finalising their preparations for their Coppa Italia quarter-final tonight, as they face Fiorentina at San Siro at 20:45 CET.

THE STATISTICS FOR INTER VS. FIORENTINA

Previous Coppa Italia encounters between the two sides

Inter and Fiorentina have faced off twice in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals in the past, in 1960 and in 1967 with one win for either side. The last three Coppa Italia clashes between the two have seen just three goals scored, the Viola winning 1-0 in 1996 and the Nerazzurri with two 1-0 wins in 2010.

A debut brace for Lukaku

After scoring a brace on his debut in the competition, Romelu Lukaku has the chance to become the first Inter player to score more than two goals in one edition of the Coppa Italia since Marcelo Brozovic (three goals in 2015/16), Samuel Eto’o coming before him (five goals in 2010/11). The Belgian and Lautaro Martinez are two of just five players in Serie A to have already scored at least 15 goals across all competitions this season

A team game

No team in Serie A boasts more different goalscorers than Inter this season (15 in all competitions). With 16 so far, the Nerazzurri are also the side to have scored the most league goals in the first 30 minutes of games: eight of these scored by Lautaro Martínez

CURRENT FORM

Inter’s last five results

Inter 1-1 Cagliari

Lecce 1-1 Inter

Inter 4-1 Cagliari

Inter 1-1 Atalanta

Napoli 1-3 Inter

Fiorentina last five results

Fiorentina 0-0 Genoa

Napoli 0-2 Fiorentina

Fiorentina 2-1 Atalanta

Fiorentina 1-0 SPAL

Bologna 1-1 Fiorentina

A LOOK IN THE BOOK

Pezzella (Fiorentina) is the only player suspended for Inter vs. Fiorentina. Those just one booking away from suspension are: Godin and Sensi (Inter); Dalbert (Fiorentina).

THE MATCH OFFICIALS

Daniele Doveri from the Rome 1 AIA section will be the referee for Inter vs. Fiorentina. Doveri's assistants will be Del Giovane and Prenna. The Fourth Official will be La Penna. Mazzoleni and Lo Cicero will be the VAR and Assistant VAR officials respectively.


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