MILAN – After a 5-1 win against Sampdoria, champions Inter host Fonseca's Roma at the Meazza for a midweek game on matchday 36 in the league (12 May, 20:45 CEST). The Nerazzurri go into this game on 85 points with the best defence in the division and the second-best attack. The Giallorossi have 58 points following a comfortable 5-0 win over Crotone.
HEAD-TO-HEAD BETWEEN INTER AND ROMA
The two sides have met 175 times in Serie A, with the Nerazzurri leading in the overall record with 72 wins to the Giallorossi's 49 (54 draws). However, all of the last six games between the two have ended level. Only one fixture in the history of the competition has seen seven consecutive draws - Roma vs. Lazio between 1990 and 1993.
Wednesday's game will be the 88th meeting between the two in Milan where Inter have won 44 times compared to Roma's 15. The two teams have played out 28 draws in Milan.
Inter and Roma face off on a Wednesday in Serie A for just the sixth time; the record for Wednesday night fixtures between the two is currently level at two wins apiece and one draw (in the most recent game - 1-1 in February 2008). The last time that Inter beat Roma at home in Serie A was in October 2015: 1-0 thanks to a Gary Medel goal. Since then, the Giallorossi have won once in Milan, followed by three consecutive draws.
Inter go into this game as champions and after a thumping 5-1 win over Sampdoria, which saw the Nerazzurri move to 85 points. Should Inter win each of their three remaining matches (and finish on 94 points), it would be the second-best final points tally in Inter history in the league after 97 points in 2006/07.
Roma currently sit on 58 points (W17, D7, L11) with 63 goals scored and 53 conceded. The Giallorossi have lost three, drawn one and won one of their last five league matches (two wins in their last nine). Roma have also failed to beat any of the top five teams in the league so far this season: Inter (D1), Atalanta (D1, L1), Napoli (L2), Juventus (D1, L1) and AC Milan (D1, L1). They also haven't won a single one of their last five away matches in this league, with three losses in their last three; the last time the Giallorossi went without a win away from home for as many games was in November 2008 (five).
Since his arrival at Inter in 2019/20, Antonio Conte has beaten 21 of the 22 sides that he has faced in Serie a. The only exception: Roma, against whom he has registered three draws.
Lautaro Martínez has played more minutes without scoring against Roma than against any other team in Serie A. El Toro has played 323 minutes against the Giallorossi in the top flight without scoring.
Alexis Sánchez has had a hand in 20 goals in 21 starts with Inter in Serie A (nine goals, eleven assists). On the last two occasions, on which he has scored after a spell out of the team, he has gone on to score in the following match two.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is one of just three midfielders in Europe's Top-5 leagues this season to have scored at least ten goals and provided at least ten assists - alongside Bruno Fernandes and Marcos Llorente.
CAUTIONED & SUSPENDED
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