(Sporting Alert) – Inter Milan will look to keep track of pacers and stay in the hunt for a Champions League slot when they take on Catania at Angelo Massimino on Sunday.
Inter will start with the confidence of winning the clash, but Nerazzurri head coach Andrea Stramaccioni has warned his team to expect a tough game against the Serie A surprised package this season.
“(Rolando) Maran and his team have done an extraordinary job, they’ve been incredible,” Stramaccioni said.
“(Sunday’s) game is basically a six-pointer and they’ve achieved some excellent results at home, beating Lazio, Fiorentina and Roma, and drawing with Napoli.
“Traditionally it’s a tough ground for Inter – for anyone – to go to, but we’re psyched up for it after a rare full week to prepare.”
The following are the starting lineups for the game, with both managers expected to start the game a little on the cautious side, with Dejan Stankovic and Esteban Cambiasso both starting on the bench for Inter Milan.
Tommaso Rocchi is the lone striker, with Rodrigo Palacio, Matteo Colombi and Mateo Kovacic, substitutes.
Catania team: Andujar, Alvarez, Spolli, Rolin, Marchese, Biagianti, Lodi, Izco, Castro, Gomez, Bergessio.
Subs: Frison, Potenza, Augustyn, Almiron, Sciacca, Ricchiuti, Keko, Salifu, Cani, Messina, Doukara.
Inter Milan team: Handanovic, Zanetti, Chivu, Juan Jesus, Pereira, Guarin, Kuzmanovic, Gargano, Schelotto, Rocchi, Alvarez.
Subs: Carrizo, Di Gennaro, Pasa, Mbaye, Jonathan, Stankovic, Kovacic, Cambiasso, Benassi, Palacio, Colombi.