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Roma 1-1 Inter: Bradley & Guarin sum up Serie A’s obsession drivers rather than creators

January 22, 2013
Roma 1-1 Inter: Bradley & Guarin sum up Serie A’s obsession drivers rather than creators

A match that started strongly before fading in the second half. Zdenek Zeman didn’t feel Miralem Pjanic was 100% fit, so went for Alessandro Florenzi in the centre of midfield. Inter coach Andrea Stramaccioni was without both Antonio Cassano and Diego Milito, so selected youngster Marko Livaja upfront. Juan Jesus, Yuto Nagatomo and Walter Gargano also...
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Roma 4-2 Fiorentina: Roma attack three v three

December 11, 2012
Roma 4-2 Fiorentina: Roma attack three v three

An extraordinarily open game at the Stadio Olimpico. Zdenek Zeman named an unchanged side from the XI which defeated Siena 3-1, which meant Daniele De Rossi was only on the bench after his return from suspension. Vincenzo Montella was without two key players – Stevan Jovetic and David Pizarro. Adem Ljajic was also out, so Montella...
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Milan 1-0 Juventus: Milan sit deep, then break quickly through their front three

November 27, 2012
Milan 1-0 Juventus: Milan sit deep, then break quickly through their front three

Juventus lost in Serie A for the second time under Antonio Conte. Max Allegri continued with the 4-3-3 shape he used away at Napoli last week – Mario Yepes replaced Francesco Acerbi at the back, while Marco Amelia started in goal. Antonio Conte picked Martin Caceres on the left side of defence in place of the...
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Milan 1-3 Fiorentina: Allegri’s Milan outplayed across the pitch

November 13, 2012
Milan 1-3 Fiorentina: Allegri’s Milan outplayed across the pitch

Fiorentina produced an excellent display, particularly in the first half, while Milan looked completely uncomfortable in their system. Max Allegri continued with the 4-2-3-1 system he’d successfully used in the 5-1 win over Cheivo, but brought back Philippe Mexes, Mattia De Sciglio and Kevin-Prince Boateng into the side. Vincenzo Montella was without Stevan Jovetic, so used...
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Juventus 1-3 Inter: unbeaten run ends at 49

November 4, 2012
Juventus 1-3 Inter: unbeaten run ends at 49

Juventus lost a Serie A game for the first time under Antonio Conte, and for the first time in their new stadium. Conte selected a partnership of Mirko Vucinic as the primary striker and Sebastian Giovinco just behind – the rest of the side was as expected. Andrea Stramaccioni slightly surprisingly selected his tridente rather than...
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