Serie A | Inter vs Roma: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

Vecino’s goals for Inter vs Roma

Matías Vecino has enjoyed playing against AS Roma down the years. Check out his first three goals for Inter against the Rome side.

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Roma Can Stop Inter


Before grabbing the headlines with success in the Derby della Madonnina, Inter had brushed past mid-table Spezia last time out in the league, with midfield maestro Marcelo Brozovic finally scoring his first league goal of the season in a 3-1 victory.


Despite trailing Milan by two points, the Nerazzurri still have a game in hand on their fellow Scudetto hopefuls – with Napoli yet to be totally discounted – after following an ultimately fruitless Champions League victory at Anfield with two draws and three wins in Serie A.


Though they now face their toughest remaining fixture on paper, Inter are actually unbeaten in their last nine league matches against Roma and have not lost against them at San Siro since 2017.


Following a late flurry inside the final 10 minutes to secure a 2-1 victory over bottom side Salernitana a week earlier – plus other dramatic strikes against Vitesse, Udinese and Sassuolo – Mourinho’s men remain a dangerous proposition heading into the latter stages of any game.


Also set to take part in the Europa Conference League semi-finals next week, when they travel to Leicester for the first leg, fifth-placed Roma are clearly on the up – with the last Champions League spot only five points away.

DPP Verdict

Roma are the Serie A side with the most different players to have scored at least twice this term (12) – closely followed by Inter (11) – but Tammy Abraham remains their greatest threat to the champions. They have also been more sure-footed defensively in recent weeks, so Mourinho can throw a spanner in the works by restricting his old employers to a point.