MILAN – As we await tonight's Coppa Italia encounter at the Stadio Meazza between Inter and Hellas Verona (21:00 kick-off), here are a few match stats courtesy of Football Data.
Inter have not lost a home game in the domestic cup since 12 December 2002 when Bari edged the last-16 return leg 1-2. The Nerazzurri have entertained teams at the Meazza in this competition on 27 occasions since then, with 21 wins and 6 draws.
The last time Inter lost a competitive home match was on 23 September: 0-2 against Siena. Stramaccioni's men have since gone on an 8-game unbeaten run, with 6 wins and 2 draws (both 2-2). If they were to avoid defeat again tonight, it would become their longest period without losing in San Siro since November 2010 - February 2011, when they put together a 9-match winning streak.
Inter have hosted Verona in Milan 27 times and are yet to lose, notching up 17 wins and 10 draws.
Verona last put a goal past Inter on 5 November 2000 when a Serie A meeting at the Stadio Bentegodi finished 2-2. They haven't scored against the Nerazzurri at the Meazza since 23 March 1997, when they lost 2-1 in Serie A.
Tonight will be see Andrea Stramaccioni and Andrea Mandorlini meet in opposite dugouts for the first time.
Gianluca Rocchi from the refereeing section of Florence is to take charge of this evening's match. He has officiated 17 games involving the Nerazzurri before today (8 wins, 6 draws and 3 defeats for Inter) and 8 with Verona (2 wins, 2 draws and 4 defeats).