INTER V BRESCIA: DISCIPLINARY SITUATION
Wednesday, 15 December 2004 00:56:39
MILAN - Inter defender Giuseppe Favalli has been disqualified for one league match by the Lega Calcio Disciplinary Commission and is therefore unavailable for selection to Roberto Mancini's squad for Sunday afternoon's Serie A TIM Week 16 match at home to Brescia. Ivan Ramiro Cordoba is on a caution.
It’s back to the drawing board for Roberto Mancini after their desperately disappointing 2-2 result at ten-man Siena, but Brescia are also a team eager to make up lost ground.
The Inter boss claimed their 5-0 demolition of Messina had started a new era for the club, but the defensive frailties reared their ugly heads once more when it took a last-gasp Christian Vieri header to rescue a point at relegation fodder Siena. Alvaro Recoba was dropped from that game due to a row with Mancini and could well be sidelined again in favour of Vieri and Adriano. Giuseppe Favalli is suspended and Sinisa Mihajlovic recovered from a tendon problem, so the defence should undergo big changes.
If Inter salvaged a result in the final stages, then Brescia literally handed it to Roma. Mareco’s utterly pointless handling offence allowed the Giallorossi to convert a penalty with the last kick of the game and emerge with a 1-0 victory. The Rondinelle had been doing well recently with a 3-1 win away to Reggina, so they will want to get back on track as quickly as possible. They will also remember what happened last season, when Brescia left the San Siro with an historic 3-1 win.
I also believe in this team i think we can win this match. We are playing beautiful football every match, but still cant seem to win the matches.
If we stick with the centre back combination of Cordoba-Miha we will probably be able to defend well
COLLINA TO REF INTER V BRESCIA
Friday, 17 December 2004 11:54:55
MILAN - Pierluigi Collina (Viareggio section) will referee Sunday afternoon's Serie A TIM Week 15 match at home to Brescia. The Bologna-born official's last Inter match was the 5-0 victory at home to Messina on 4 December. In total, Collina has refereed 44 Nerazzurri fixtures (14 Inter wins, 19 draws and 11 defeats).
Serie A TIM Week 15 fixtures & refs
Bologna v Reggina: Rosetti
Fiorentina v Chievo: Rizzoli
Inter v Brescia: Collina
Juventus v AC Milan: Bertini
Lecce v Sampdoria: Ayroldi
Messina v Atalanta: Morganti
Palermo v Cagliari: Farina
Roma v Parma: Racalbuto
Siena v Livorno: Paparesta
Udinese v Lazio: Tombolini
# Since Favalli is suspended, I think that this is the right time to try out Coco. Yes, we can play Ze Maria in the RB position and J.Zanetti in LB position; but for long term solution, I would be happy to see Coco back, instead of Pasquale. If Coco comes back to his old self, then our left back problem might be solved for a while, atleast.
# I am not fond of playing with 2 DMs. So, it won't be bad if we play Emre/Davids in the LCM role and Recoba to be our attacking midfielder. I would prefer Emre to be our starter. Lately, Stankovic has not been playing well and in the absence of Veron, I am feeling to think that it's affecting our offence as well. So, why not play Recoba ?