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    Inter - Roma (5 Oct 13)

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    Inter have scored in 11 straight home games
    The Nerazzurri have found the net in their last 11 competitive matches at the Meazza, dating back to last season: Inter have struck 23 times in that period, and last failed to score in a 1-0 home defeat to Bologna on 10 March.

    Roma, Handanovic's bogey team
    Samir Handanovic has conceded more goals against Roma than any other Italian side: he's picked the ball out of the net 29 times against the Giallorossi from a total of 377 conceded in competitive action.

    Cambiasso and Campagnaro, hot in October
    October is "goal month" for Esteban Cambiasso and Hugo Campagnaro since they've been plying their trade in Italy: 'Cuchu' has hit 7 of his 39 goals in the year's tenth month, the same total he's managed in January, while Campagnaro has scored 4 of his 15 in October.

    Inter v Roma, top of the table clash backed up by the figures
    The Nerazzurri and Giallorossi have produced record numbers ahead of their big clash in Week 7 of Serie A 2013/14. Two of the four unbeaten teams in Serie A meet at the Meazza (Juventus and Napoli are the other two), with the sides also boasting the best two attacks and defences in the league after 6 matches. Rudi Garcia's men top the charts in both categories with 17 scored and just 1 conceded, while Mazzarri's men are just behind with 16 for and 3 against.

    Roma looking forward a historic treble in Milan
    The men from the capital won their last two matches away at Inter last season: 3-1 in the league and 3-2 in the Coppa Italia. That equalled their best run at the Meazza against the Nerazzurri when they won twice in a row in 1941/42 and 1942/43 (2-0 in both cases).

    Roma one goal away from 100 at Inter
    Should Garcia's men find the net tomorrow it will be the club's 100th strike away to Inter. The first of their 99 came on 20 December 1931 when Volk scored in the 3rd minute of a 2-1 loss for the Giallorossi.

    Giallorossi defence not breached for 321 minutes
    Roma have not conceded a goal for 321 minutes: the last and only goal they let in was scored by Biabiany in the 39th minute of Parma 1-3 Roma on 16 September. The run takes in the remaining 59 minutes of that game, plus the home win over Lazio and victory at Sampdoria (both 2-0), as well as their 5-0 thumping of Bologna.

    Mazzarri v Garcia
    Walter Mazzarri takes on Rudi Garcia for the first time

    Mazzarri v Roma
    The Inter coach has met Roma 19 times in the past, winning 6, drawing 4 and losing 9.

    Garcia v Inter
    Rudi Garcia meets Inter for the third time, having always lost against the Nerazzurri. Both matches came in the 2011/12 Champions League when the Frenchman was in charge of Lille.
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    After this game is another break for national teams, we better win because waiting 2 weeks for another game will suck if we drop points.


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    Scudetto game! It would be an intense game.

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    Okay let’s forget the unlucky Cagliari game. Next.

    Roma, an old nemesis. Although the hatred history between us isn’t as fierce as that of Juve or Milan, I still loathe them due to some personal history with their fans.

    Quite ironic tbh, since they are actually the one which quite resembles us in many ways compared to other Serie A clubs atm. As example, they reorganized themselves due to foreign acquisition several years ago, which was happened because their previous owner (red: Sensi Family) were having financial woes that ‘too big to handle’ to support the club. The new management wasted no time to restoring the club; strategic decisions such as a new stadium or marketing strategy were quickly arranged.

    In addition, good for them bad for others, their new owners installed a very competent sporting management to be the foundation of the club. A leading figure like Walter Sabatini who has eagle eyes for young talents, made immediate impact by getting players like Lamela, Marquinhos, or Ljajic, in relatively low expenses. In another words, all are done to bring a provincial club with great potential to the next level of competing with the tops.

    Another obvious similar thing is they had a poor season to begin with. It was visible that Zeman’s gung-ho philosophy is too vulnerable to compete for the highest position in Serie A. For that reason, they recruited a new manager namely Rudi Garcia to give them a fresh start. In spite of the fact that he came from a weaker league, Garcia is proved to be as meticulous when it comes to tactics. His Roma team is playing a good attacking football as that of Zeman, but the difference is, unlike the previous season, they are looking much more balanced as a team (heck, I even saw in one match last season, Zeman instructed 6-7 players to stand at the middle line of pitch, to attack jointly when the match began).

    Furthermore, young potential players like Pjanic or Florenzi, who had difficulties with Zeman’s scheme, are being quickly integrated into the team, meaning despite the urge to win silverwares, a consistent youth project is always to be top of the priorities. The old guards like De Rossi, whom many football pundits considered as ‘finished’, is replenished, giving his hand to help the youngsters and providing leadership qualities on the pitch.

    Interestingly, the team is looking to have no problem with adaption for all of those, making them as a serious Scudetto contender this season……well, just like us (yes, I am saying this to spread the positivity after the Cagliari draw ).

    (Cont'd)

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    Preferred Formation

    In his Lille days, Garcia actually used 4-2-3-1 as his preferred formation. However, anyone who follows Roma games this season may notice that he apparently favors 4-3-3 formation. Hence, the latter choice seems the most possible option.


    Playing Style

    Roma are traditionally a team which prefers to maintain possession. Under Garcia’s regime, they are still the same, but quicker and more dangerous in counter attack. Tactical wise, Garcia likes to play two fullbacks (Maicon and Balzaretti) high up to the end of pitch. In this sense, the two fullbacks are giving the team more attacking options from the wide areas, either dangerous crosses or even scoring goal (as showed in the derby match against Lazio, when Balzaretti scored a poacher goal inside Lazio’s penalty box). Another thing is they apparently use Totti as a false striker. In that case, we can expect to see Totti dropping back often into midfield area, in order to find more space to send passes to the ‘real strikers’ (Gervinho, Florenzi/Ljajic [usually as a sub], or the two mentioned fullbacks).


    Strenghts

    As I said before, Roma are very dangerous at counter attack this season. The reason behind is because they have some players who actually fit the scheme. Gervinho might be mediocre at times, but he’s fairly fast as well as having a pair of lungs to run for a whole game. Florenzi is unsuitable on the wings, but he has ability to make intelligent runs. I wouldn’t even need to mention Totti passing’s threat, it’s a given fact. Watch out for Adam Ljajij in the second half; beside his shooting ability, he has potential to outskill every defenders with ease. Those and the fact that they currently have a very solid defense, lead by Benatia and Castan, make them a very hard team to beat.


    Weaknesses

    By all means, if there’s one thing to improve this Roma team is a battering-ram type of striker. I noticed many times in their previous matches that they are lacking of finishing inside opponent’s area. They actually have Boriello to play in this position, but he’s not a top-level striker. This weakness should be giving them a hard time when they face a team that has a good defensive structure in front of their backline. In addition, among their four defenders, I always think that Balzaretti is the one who is the most vulnerable; probably we could exploit one or two from his shakiness.


    Notable Players

    Francesco Totti. The biggest bitch in Serie A. Okay seriously, he isn’t (I will save the credential for Balotelli later instead). Well, isn’t it obvious? One doesn’t simply not mentioning Totti as Roma’s most dangerous player. Although his goal productivity is not as similar as several years ago, Francesco Totti just never lost his magic. Once he said that currently only few remaining players in the world who can perform as well as him despite old age. He definitely had a point there. When Totti eventually retired, it would such a shame to not rank him among the geniuses ever graced the game. A legend.

    Daniele De Rossi. He’s back! (Cannot be happy about it, though). Prior to this season, there were actually clouds over his future due to his poor performances last season. But, he proves many critics wrong with his performance this season. De Rossi is always De Rossi. If not because of his lower speed, he might have become an Italian version of Steven Gerrard. Hard tackling, leadership qualities, offensive awareness, great delivery, long-range ability, what other things do you expect from a midfielder? De Rossi is definitely a great player on his own, and when he’s in top form, he’s an epitome of perfect midfielder. That should mean something coming from a Roma hater.

    Mehdi Benatia. Frankly, I’m quite divided for the third position, since Roma have several other interesting players such as Pjanic, Strootman, or Ljajic. But, it would be a sin to not mention Benatia here, because the guy is simply in a beastly form in this season. To put Benatia in words, he is a great defender who offsets his speed disadvantage with great anticipation abilities. Not to mention that he’s also colossal at aerial duels. Due to that reason, he’s as lethal when there is possibility of going forward at set pieces. Hopefully I’m wrong here, but our team would be having a difficult time to deal with this Algerian monster.


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    Maicon should still be out for this game, and I think Torosidis is injured too so they'll be probably forced to play Dodo which is a huge advantage to us. I am worried about their midfield though as it's probably the best in the league, or maybe on par with Juve's, but unlike Juve their players are actually in form.
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    Roma is going to be gunned down.


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    Their fans are probably like: "So far we played weaker teams, this is the REAL test"

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    And this is post number 8. the win is sealed boys

    NOOOOOOO!! Mad Biscioni what have you done!!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akif View Post
    Okay let’s forget the unlucky Cagliari game. Next.

    Roma, an old nemesis. Although the hatred history between us isn’t as fierce as that of Juve or Milan, I still loathe them due to some personal history with their fans.

    Quite ironic tbh, since they are actually the one which quite resembles us in many ways compared to other Serie A clubs atm. As example, they reorganized themselves due to foreign acquisition several years ago, which was happened because their previous owner (red: Sensi Family) were having financial woes that ‘too big to handle’ to support the club. The new management wasted no time to restoring the club; strategic decisions such as a new stadium or marketing strategy were quickly arranged.

    In addition, good for them bad for others, their new owners installed a very competent sporting management to be the foundation of the club. A leading figure like Walter Sabatini who has eagle eyes for young talents, made immediate impact by getting players like Lamela, Marquinhos, or Ljajic, in relatively low expenses. In another words, all are done to bring a provincial club with great potential to the next level of competing with the tops.

    Another obvious similar thing is they had a poor season to begin with. It was visible that Zeman’s gung-ho philosophy is too vulnerable to compete for the highest position in Serie A. For that reason, they recruited a new manager namely Rudi Garcia to give them a fresh start. In spite of the fact that he came from a weaker league, Garcia is proved to be as meticulous when it comes to tactics. His Roma team is playing a good attacking football as that of Zeman, but the difference is, unlike the previous season, they are looking much more balanced as a team (heck, I even saw in one match last season, Zeman instructed 6-7 players to stand at the middle line of pitch, to attack jointly when the match began).

    Furthermore, young potential players like Pjanic or Florenzi, who had difficulties with Zeman’s scheme, are being quickly integrated into the team, meaning despite the urge to win silverwares, a consistent youth project is always to be top of the priorities. The old guards like De Rossi, whom many football pundits considered as ‘finished’, is replenished, giving his hand to help the youngsters and providing leadership qualities on the pitch.

    Interestingly, the team is looking to have no problem with adaption for all of those, making them as a serious Scudetto contender this season……well, just like us (yes, I am saying this to spread the positivity after the Cagliari draw ).

    (Cont'd)

    - - - Updated - - -

    Preferred Formation

    In his Lille days, Garcia actually used 4-2-3-1 as his preferred formation. However, anyone who follows Roma games this season may notice that he apparently favors 4-3-3 formation. Hence, the latter choice seems the most possible option.


    Playing Style

    Roma are traditionally a team which prefers to maintain possession. Under Garcia’s regime, they are still the same, but quicker and more dangerous in counter attack. Tactical wise, Garcia likes to play two fullbacks (Maicon and Balzaretti) high up to the end of pitch. In this sense, the two fullbacks are giving the team more attacking options from the wide areas, either dangerous crosses or even scoring goal (as showed in the derby match against Lazio, when Balzaretti scored a poacher goal inside Lazio’s penalty box). Another thing is they apparently use Totti as a false striker. In that case, we can expect to see Totti dropping back often into midfield area, in order to find more space to send passes to the ‘real strikers’ (Gervinho, Florenzi/Ljajic [usually as a sub], or the two mentioned fullbacks).


    Strenghts

    As I said before, Roma are very dangerous at counter attack this season. The reason behind is because they have some players who actually fit the scheme. Gervinho might be mediocre at times, but he’s fairly fast as well as having a pair of lungs to run for a whole game. Florenzi is unsuitable on the wings, but he has ability to make intelligent runs. I wouldn’t even need to mention Totti passing’s threat, it’s a given fact. Watch out for Adam Ljajij in the second half; beside his shooting ability, he has potential to outskill every defenders with ease. Those and the fact that they currently have a very solid defense, lead by Benatia and Castan, make them a very hard team to beat.


    Weaknesses

    By all means, if there’s one thing to improve this Roma team is a battering-ram type of striker. I noticed many times in their previous matches that they are lacking of finishing inside opponent’s area. They actually have Boriello to play in this position, but he’s not a top-level striker. This weakness should be giving them a hard time when they face a team that has a good defensive structure in front of their backline. In addition, among their four defenders, I always think that Balzaretti is the one who is the most vulnerable; probably we could exploit one or two from his shakiness.


    Notable Players

    Francesco Totti. The biggest bitch in Serie A. Okay seriously, he isn’t (I will save the credential for Balotelli later instead). Well, isn’t it obvious? One doesn’t simply not mentioning Totti as Roma’s most dangerous player. Although his goal productivity is not as similar as several years ago, Francesco Totti just never lost his magic. Once he said that currently only few remaining players in the world who can perform as well as him despite old age. He definitely had a point there. When Totti eventually retired, it would such a shame to not rank him among the geniuses ever graced the game. A legend.

    Daniele De Rossi. He’s back! (Cannot be happy about it, though). Prior to this season, there were actually clouds over his future due to his poor performances last season. But, he proves many critics wrong with his performance this season. De Rossi is always De Rossi. If not because of his lower speed, he might have become an Italian version of Steven Gerrard. Hard tackling, leadership qualities, offensive awareness, great delivery, long-range ability, what other things do you expect from a midfielder? De Rossi is definitely a great player on his own, and when he’s in top form, he’s an epitome of perfect midfielder. That should mean something coming from a Roma hater.

    Mehdi Benatia. Frankly, I’m quite divided for the third position, since Roma have several other interesting players such as Pjanic, Strootman, or Ljajic. But, it would be a sin to not mention Benatia here, because the guy is simply in a beastly form in this season. To put Benatia in words, he is a great defender who offsets his speed disadvantage with great anticipation abilities. Not to mention that he’s also colossal at aerial duels. Due to that reason, he’s as lethal when there is possibility of going forward at set pieces. Hopefully I’m wrong here, but our team would be having a difficult time to deal with this Algerian monster.
    You must be a Roma fans.

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    Great team, and I really hope we bring our A-game for this. If we win, that means we finally made the next step and can really challenge for the Scudetto. Don't want Juve/Cagliari happening again if we score first.

    But I won't be mad if we lose or draw. I hope they'll play like today, just with the best possible eleven we can muster. Let's show them we ain't afraid of them!
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    We really need to win this one. Roma is already 4p away so we need to destroy their confidence.

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    Nagatomo got a yellow in the '90 minute and will not play against Roma? You sure about that yellow being the third one?

    Oh well. He deserves a rest, one of our best players this season.
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