Simone Inzaghi’s Inter is off to a flying start. Thrashing a depleted Genoa side 4-0 at home was a statement victory of the new season.
Nervous fans around the world cautiously observed the tactics and the game plan laid out by the new coach. Safe to say that fans, experts, and rivals were in awe of how well Inter played their first game.
Inter’s new signings put on a display as Calhanoglu grabbed an assist and a goal while Dzeko also got a goal late in the game.
Verona on the other hand tasted defeat at the hands of Sassuolo for a 3-2 loss in their opener.
Statistics & Encounters
Verona hasn’t won against Inter in their last 20 games in Serie A. It’s their longest run against a single opponent.
Verona hasn’t won a home game in their last 9 fixtures (4D and 5L).
Hakan Calhanoglu is the first Inter player to score and assist in his debut since 2006.
Handanovic has appeared in 18 Serie A seasons, drawing level with the feat achieved by Christian Abbiati. Only Gianluigi Buffon has appeared in more (24).
Inter have won 19 of their 25 matches in Serie A so far this year, only Manchester City (21) has won more games during this period across Europe’s top five leagues.
Suspensions, Injuries & Team News
Inzaghi will welcome Lautaro Martinez back in the line-up as the Argentinian completed his one-match suspension due to a red card.
Alexis Sanchez will miss this fixture due to an injury.
No injuries have been reported for Verona.
Miguel Veloso picked up a red card and will serve his suspension through this fixture.
Inter: (3-4-2-1): Handanovic, Bastoni, De Vrij, Skriniar, Perisic, Hakan, Brozovic, Barella, Darmian, Sensi, Dzeko
Verona: (3-4-2-1): Pandur, Dawidowicz, Gunter, Ceccherini, Casale, Hongla, Ilic, Lazovic, Barak, Zaccagni, Kalinic