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Cagliari have won their last 2 games against direct relegation rivals so they're in form. Acquafresca will have a point to prove, so this game won't be easy either.

Foggia, Fini and Pisano are suspended, no one from Inter is.

I wouldn't play Cambiasso, Balotelli or Maicon as they're all a booking away from getting suspended. Put them on the bench if the need arises.

Instead I'd play Rivas in Maicon's spot and field a midfield trio of Chivu-Zanetti-Vieira, with Crespo-Cruz upfront.

We can win the Scudetto in that round IF we win and Roma lose (unlikely, though possible)

Time for a rare Recoba party :party:

More importantly

FORZA INTER :fero:
 

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I wouldn't rest anyone for this match, we should approach this match with utmost seriousness. No calculations, just go all out and secure another 3 points.

FORZA INTER PER SEMPRE :star::fero::star:
 

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Burdisso, Chivu and Stankovic all risk suspension as well..

From Milan: Nesta and Gattuso.
 

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Balotelli has received 2 bookings in 3 matches, and it should've been 3 in 3 after his handball last night. He's not just doing a great job with regards to goals and assits/match..

Cambiasso's a defensive player and so is Maicon.

Honestly, it's not like their replacements are clueless ****s or inexperienced Primavera.
 

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Long balls? You mean booting the ball as far away as possible. :D That's different. Btw one of the intended long balls (from Matrix it was) almost led to our 2nd goal (Balotelli hitting the post.)
 

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Be prepared for more 451s.

It suprised me yesterday v Toro, wouldnt be for Cagliari.

Smart Move? I dont think so. You can play to tactically contain, but not in the extreme sense. If JCesar didnt use his balls to full effect, it will be a super dramatic time, the press and all.

So if Mancini did pull it off in full defending... even in the first half, after one goal up, be prepared for more of these CUP-Match type of play.

Regardin players. N4L is logical in the expectations, but I think there will be no easy or hard matches up ahead... so ACM = CAGLIARI. I 'd play all fit first choice players ;).
 

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MANTA is correct. As usual.

If we focus on things we can win we can easily win the Scudetto.
 

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Serie A Week 35 - 27/4/08 (14.00 UK)

Inter - Cagliari
Stadio Meazza

Inter can feel a third consecutive Scudetto in their grasp, but Cagliari are one of the form teams of the moment and eager to cause an upset.

Thanks to Roma’s stumble at home to Livorno last week, the Nerazzurri were able to extend their lead at the top of the table to six points. It was a crucial result, as was their own 1-0 victory away to a revitalised Torino. Both Dejan Stankovic and assistant boss Sinisa Mihajlovic admitted the team played “very badly,” but that’s just the kind of result you need to win League titles.

A victory here means they could mathematically seal the Scudetto with a win in the Milan derby on May 4. With that in mind, Roberto Mancini may like to rest some of his many stars on the verge of suspension – Mario Balotelli, Esteban Cambiasso, Luis Jimenez, Douglas Maicon, Julio Cesar, Nicolas Burdisso and Stankovic. Patrick Vieira returns from a ban, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues to sit out with long-term injury casualties Olivier Dacourt, Walter Samuel, Ivan Cordoba and Luis Figo.

Cagliari are in even worse condition, as they will be missing a trio of players stopped by the Disciplinary Commission. Michele Fini scored a great goal in the 2-0 win over Empoli only to foolishly receive a second booking for taking his shirt off to celebrate. Pasquale Foggia and Francesco Pisano are also banned, while key midfielder Andrea Parola has a thigh injury. Christian Del Grosso is set to step in.

Much of the Sardinians’ incredible comeback from the depths of the standings is down to the form of Robert Acquafresca, as the Under-21 international has scored seven goals in the last nine games. His partner has been less stable, but between the desperately disappointing Joaquin Larrivey, former Rimini man Jeda and surprise Alessandro Matri, the Brazilian is the favourite to start.

It doesn’t bode well for Cagliari, who have lost every visit here since a 2-2 draw in November 1996. However, last season it ended with a slender 1-0 result decided by Burdisso and their current form means just about anything could happen.

Keep an eye on: Robert Acquafresca (Cagliari) – If the Sardinians are to cause an upset at San Siro, it is bound to come from the Under-21 international who has been courted for Euro 2008 by the Polish side.

Last season: Inter 1-0 Cagliari

Form guide: Inter (L D W W W) Cagliari (D D L W W)

Inter (probable): Julio Cesar; Maicon, Materazzi, Chivu, Maxwell; Zanetti, Cambiasso, Vieira, Stankovic; Balotelli, Cruz

Cagliari (probable): Storari; Ferri, Lopez, Bianco, Agostini; Del Grosso, Biondini, Conti; Cossu; Jeda, Acquafresca

Ref: To follow...

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Acquafresca: "Non so niente del Milan. Tifo Inter"

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You better not score on Sunday, then. :D
 

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More goals automatically translates into tougher negotiations, though..

Haven't you read what that nut Cellino said? "each goal is worth 2 mill"
 

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Cellino can f off for all I care. What is he? One of Berlusconi's henchmen? F-in idiot presidents who think they own the world. How much has Barzagli gotten you f-in Zamperini?????
 

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And you must be some genius to predict others' results to conclude that the Scudetto would be won @ the derby and not down to the last match.
 

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And you must be some genius to predict others' results to conclude that the Scudetto would be won @ the derby and not down to the last match.
:howler: Sorry "InterFan"7, but you aren't doing yourself any favors by sporting that avatar :howler:
 
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