A reverse of the previous meeting between the sides – the only goal came from the penalty spot in another disappointing contest.
Antonio Conte continued with the 3-5-1-1 that worked excellently away at Lazio, with Giorgio Chiellini returningin place of Federico Peluso.
Max Allegri was still without Mario Balotelli, and Mathieu Flamini was also banned. Massimo Ambrosini played the deep midfield role, with Riccardo Montolivo to the right and Kevin-Prince Boateng to the left.
This was a slow-paced, attritional contest with little technical quality – most shots were from long-range. Read more »