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Thursday evening at 21:45 cet.

Verona are having a good season. Among their most impressive results are beating juve at Bentegodi and drawing with Lazio at Olimpico. 9th place is quite good considering they are newly promoted. Their coach, Gasperini's student Ivan Juric, actually worked at Inter for a short period in 2011 as an assistant to Gasperini in his ill-fated Inter stint.

I remember Juric being a good midfielder in the Genoa team that had the likes of Thiago Motta and Diego Milito under the guidance of Gasperini.

One of their main CBs, Rrhmani, is off to Napoli and Kumbulla is set for Lazio, which proves the work of Juric who of course uses 3 man defence like Gasperini did and does.

We needed a late great goal from Barella to beat Verona in Milano earlier this season, but he is out injured for tomorrow.

Bastoni and D'Ambrosio are suspended while Skriniar returns after a 3 match ban so 3 man defence should be made up of Skriniar, De Vrij and Godin. Wingbacks should imo be Young and Candreva, especially as Moses is not 100% (muscle fatigue)

Brozovic and Vecino should imo start in a 3 man midfield with Valero, with Eriksen coming on in the second half. Firstly because this is not an easy game and we need to make sure we are relatively more compact/solid in midfield, and secondly because Eriksen didn't do much in the last game.

Attack normally would be Lukaku-Lautaro but I would prefer to see Lautaro sit this one out on the bench with Alexis starting instead.

Inter are currently 4th after Atalanta's win against Sampdoria, but more importantly both Roma and Napoli won and cut the gap with us from -16 to -13. I am hoping we seal CL qualification as soon as possible so we can rest/rotate players for EL. The Getafe game matters more than any Serie A game for us now so let's hope we reach it with the best preparations possible.

Last time we played this fixture was in 17-18, with Valero and Perisic scoring for Inter.

It's worth mentioning that former Inter defender and 1989 Scudetto winner Andrea Mandorlini was the coach who guided Verona back to Serie A in 2013 after a long wait.

Forza Inter
 

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They had something for Milan vs Juve but I hope there's a special tribute to Morricone before the opening whistle.
 

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Gagliardini is playing so expect a loss
 

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Yeah starting Gagliardini is like giving Verona an extra player to help them get a result. Would make no sense with Brozovic, Vecino and Valero fit.
 

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I love how Gags now makes Valero look like an absolute godsend.
 

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Yeah. He makes Vecino look like the love-child of Pirlo and Xavi.
 

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Vecino isn't a great player but his clutch moments are undeniable. Lazio, Spurs, Milan, Roma..Gagliardini is clutch...but for our opponents.
 

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Gagliaf××ktard and Valero both starting.

LOL

Welcome back to 2017
 

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Ok so Conte listened to me :D at least partially by going with 3 cms and benching Lautaro and Eriksen, no idea what Gagliardini has to do to get benched? Score a hattrick of own goals?

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Verona's wbs tonight are former Inter players Faraoni (rwb) and Dimarco (lwb)

Interesting..
 

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1-0 lazovic

Skriniar the overrated cb...
 

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Hahaha

Skriniar and Hands murdered

Atrocious
 

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Pure comedy really
 

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Skriniar the overrated cb...
To be fair he has been played out of position for the entire season. Same with Godin, who has been far worse

I'd hardly call Godin overrated
 

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Candreva heads just wide
 

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Poor cross Candreva
 

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Disgraceful cross Candreva
 

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Veloso post..
 

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Candreva either offside, crossing into touch or shooting at opposition players' legs. So awful. Defensively nowhere to be seen.
 

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Dimarco close
 
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