Serie A matchday 1: Inter vs. Fiorentina. New season comes with new hopes and dreams

Serie A matchday 1: Inter vs. Fiorentina. New season comes with new hopes and dreams

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More than 50 thousand fans are expected to be at the stadium this evening to see the first game of Inter under Luciano Spalletti. This data tells you how excited and fired up the fans are for this new season. All this despite a transfer market campaign that never really took off (few more days left to be fair…) or at least it has not met expectations of the enormous power of Suning.

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Matchups at the San Siro: 46 Inter wins, 15 Fiorentina wins and 18 draws. 151 goals scored for Inter, 84 for Fiorentina

  •  Last victory for Inter: 28/11/2016 4-2
  • Last draw: 16/11/1996 2-2
  • Last victory for Fiorentina: 27/9/2015 4-1

Top scorers:

  • Inter: Icardi 7, Candreva, Eder and Brozovic 2
  • Fiorentina: Babacar 4, Astori 2, Tomovic 1

Anyway, about the game itself. In terms of formation, there is no indication from Appiano Gentile about the trequartista position for the game versus Fiorentina. It will be a 4-2-3-1 with either Borja Valero or Joao Mario acting as support right behind lone striker Icardi. Luciano Spalletti favors Vecino and Gagliardini in front of the defense. “I have five players who are capable of featuring in that position between the lines. They are: Borja Valero, Brozovic, Joao Mario, Eder and Jovetic.” Yesterday, the team practiced in front of Steven Zhang, CEO Antonello, sporting director Ausilio and CFO Giovanni Gardini who then stopped by for dinner with the team.

Source: Gazzetta dello Sport

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