Sunday May 12 2013
Ballardini: 'Inter are still Inter'

Genoa need points to avoid relegation, but Coach Davide Ballardini doubts Inter’s crisis will make them a soft touch today.

They go head-to-head at Marassi at 11.30am UK time (10.30 GMT), click here for a match preview.

At the same time, the other relegation battlers are also in action, as Palermo visit Fiorentina and Torino take on Chievo.

“We are perfectly aware that this is a very difficult game,” assured Ballardini. “We were in a delicate situation, but knew that we could work hard to get through it. Our concentration is focused solely on this match.”

The Nerazzurri have lost seven of their last nine and are without a host of injured stars like Diego Milito, Rodrigo Palacio, Javier Zanetti and Walter Samuel.

“Inter are always Inter, a team full of champions who are all capable of replacing whoever misses out.”

Genoa have their own problems to deal with, as Cesare Bovo, Cristobal Jorquera, Marco Rossi, Damiano Ferronetti and Ruben Olivera are all absent.

Genoa squad for Inter: Antonelli, Bertolacci, Borriello, Cassani, Donnarumma, Floro Flores, Frey, Granqvist, Immobile, Jankovic, Kucka, Manfredini, Matuzalem, Moretti, Nadarevic, Pisano, Portanova, Rigoni, Tozser, Tzorvas, Vargas

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