The AS Roma vs FC Internazionale Milano match has always been a spectacle to watch out for the season after season and even more during the last few. The two Italian clubs will be locking horns once again in the second round of Serie A at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Saturday (Sunday 12.15 AM IST).
Both the teams have started their campaign on a high after respective wins on the first match day. The Romans got the better of last season’s surprise package Atalanta Bergamo at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia by a solitary free kick goal from Serbian Kolarov on Sunday.
Inter trounced Fiorentina at home by 3-0 on Sunday. Captain Mauro Icardi scored twice before Ivan Perisic sealed off the win in style in front of more than 55 thousand people at the San Siro.
AS Roma vs Inter Milan X-Factor:
The match which always produces plenty of excitement and drama will be even more interesting because of the fact that Roma’s manager from last year Luciano Spalletti, will be making his first visit back to the Olimpico as the new Inter manager. It will be interesting to see how the 58-year old plays his new team against his old pupils. Inter showed fluidity in their opening match and are expected to do the same again on the second match day. Roma clearly looked vulnerable at times against Atalanta in their opening game and it would be interesting to see how Eusebio Di Francesco goes along with his tactics against the more experienced Spalletti.
AS Roma Vs Inter Milan Team News:
The two teams are expected to field strong line ups for the most awaited clash of the week on Saturday. Roma, however, will be missing a handful of players due to injury. The likes of Emerson Palmieri, Alessandro Florenzi, Rick Karsdorp, Luca Pellegrini and Abdullahi Nura will all be missing the crucial game for the home side. Bruno Peres is also nursing a knock.
The visitors, on the contrary, are almost injury free but for left back Davide Santon being out with a calf injury.
The Probable Starting Line Ups will be as follows:
FC Internazionale Milano:
AS Roma vs Inter Milan Key Players:
AS Roma: For the hosts, the onus will be on Edin Dzeko in front of the goal. In the midfield Radja Nainggolan, Daniele De Rossi and Kevin Strootman will be the main providers and the men to build up for the Romans. The experienced Kostas Manolas and Aleksandar Kolarov will be in charge of Defence alongside former Inter Milan player Juan Jesus.
Inter Milan: Skipper Mauro Icardi has already started with a bang scoring a brace in the opening game against Fiorentina. The Argentine will once again be the leading man to look for goals for the 3-times Champions League winners. Ivan Perisic and Antonio Candreva will be crucial in the wings, while the central mid-fielders Joao Mario, Matias Vecino, and Borja Valero will play a pivotal role in the match. New signing Milan Skriniar, captain Miranda, and goalkeeper Samir Handanovic will be the most important people at the back.
AS Roma vs Inter Milan Head to Head:
Inter wins: 71
Roma wins: 49
AS Roma vs Inter Milan Last meeting:
The last time the two teams met was when the Giallorossi traveled to the San Siro to beat the Nerazzurri 3-1.
History at the Olimpico:
The last time Inter won at the Olimpico was back in 2008. There will be a hoodoo to break for Spalletti against his old boys.
AS Roma VS Inter Milan Live Streaming:
The match will be telecast live on SONY TEN 2 from 12.15 am IST on Sunday(Saturday night). However, for online streaming links, sent us a message to our official Facebook page.