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Serie A leaders Inter squeezed past basement boys Empoli 1-0 despite a dominant performance at the Stadio Carlo Castellani. Simone Inzaghi's men continued their rich vein of form in Tuscany, making it five consecutive away league wins over Gli Azzurri 'to nil.'
Simone Inzaghi is one win away from getting into the Inter folklore as the early Serie A pacesetters travel to Tuscany to encounter rock-bottom Empoli. The upcoming Sunday clash at the Stadio Carlo Castellani is a textbook definition of a 'David vs. Goliath' tale.
Out-of-favor Inter midfielder Kristjan Asllani could be heading back to Empoli when the transfer window reopens for business in January. According to FCInterNews, the 21-year-old Albanian has grown tired of his sparse first-team opportunities at Giuseppe Meazza and is looking for a way out.
Sunday's rich Serie A program commences at the Stadio Carlo Castellani with a lopsided encounter between rock-bottom Empoli and pacesetters Inter. Let’s look at our match preview for this contest.
Inter and Milan are ready to exploit the depth of their rosters in the next two Serie A matches in rapid succession. Some key starters will partially rest versus Empoli and Verona. Despite some murmurs, that won’t be the case for Rafael Leao, who will be in the XI Saturday.
Only three teams have made unbeaten starts to the 2023/24 Serie A - Juventus, Inter and Lecce - as the table gradually starts taking shape. The Nerazzurri, of all, remain as favorites to dethrone Napoli and lift the Scudetto for the first time in three seasons.
Raine Group has been quietly searching for buyers for Inter in the last few months. They appear to have found an investor willing to meet Suning’s requests, more precisely, a Middle-Eastern fund. The bank is optimistic the deal could go through this time.
Edin Dzeko believes the Nerazzurri diverted all their attention to the UEFA Champions League last season instead of Serie A. While Inzaghi’s Inter were left undone by Manchester City in the final, Napoli bulldozed their way enroute a historic Scudetto title after 33 years, leaving no chance for other sides.
Although Pavard didn’t get to the best of starts, he eventually grew into the match and ultimately retrieved the ball that culminated in Lautaro Martinez’s 87th minute equaliser. He expressed his satisfaction at making his maiden Nerazzurri start, having been being left on the bench for four straight Serie A games.
Hakan Calhanoglu missed the Real Sociedad clash due to muscle fatigue, and the tests revealed that it’s nothing more than that. The MRI ruled out a lesion or other major problems to his right adductor. It remains to be seen whether he’ll be ready for the weekend.
Edin Dzeko would have gladly continued at Inter if given the chance. Instead, the management picked Romelu Lukaku over him at the beginning of last summer. He had already signed with Fenerbahce when that negotiation fell through. He dished on what occurred in his mind.