Sunday March 10 2013
Pioli: 'Match Inter blow for blow'

Stefano Pioli’s Bologna already came so close to conquering Inter at San Siro in the Coppa Italia, so he hopes to take advantage of their troubles this evening.

The Rossoblu fought back from 2-0 down to force extra time back in January, but were beaten 3-2 by an Andrea Ranocchia header with the last shot of the game. Click here for a match preview as they meet again.

“We’ve had some good results recently, but just as we didn’t get too upset when criticism came in, we won’t rest on our laurels amid the praise,” insisted Coach Pioli.

“We haven’t achieved anything yet and all that matters is where we are at the end of the season. Inter are still in the running for three tournaments and are targeting third place in Serie A.”

The Nerazzurri were humiliated 3-0 by Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday in the Europa League, as the injury crisis is taking its toll.

“Inter will be strong and determined, wanting to put themselves back on track and prove they are alive after an ugly defeat.

“They will do everything possible to cause us problems, but we want to play our game and continue our positive spell. We’ll match Inter blow for blow.”

Panagiotis Kone is suspended for Bologna, while Niccolò Cherubin and Cesare Natali are injured.

Bologna squad for Inter: Agliardi, Curci, Stojanovic; Abero, Antonsson, De Carvalho, Garics, Morleo, Motta, Naldo, Sorensen; Guarente, Krhin, Pazienza, Perez, Riverola, Taider; Christodoulopoulos, Diamanti, Gabbiadini, Gilardino, Moscardelli, Pasquato

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