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Saturday December 21 2019
Bastoni trusts Inter teammates

Alessandro Bastoni is confident Inter can get the better of Genoa even with a reshuffled squad, while Ivan Radovanovic pledged “no fear” at San Siro.

It kicks off at 17.00 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

“It’s going to be very important to end this 2019 on a high,” defender Bastoni told Inter TV.

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Saturday December 21 2019
Line-ups: Inter v Genoa

Inter are forced to revamp in the absence of Lautaro Martinez and Marcelo Brozovic, starting a revamped side against Thiago Motta’s troubled Genoa.

It kicks off at San Siro at 17.00 GMT.

You can follow all the build-up and action as it happens from this game, Udinese-Cagliari and Torino-SPAL on the LIVEBLOG.

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Saturday December 21 2019
Diego Lopez set for Genoa job?

There are reports from Uruguay that Diego Lopez has already been chosen to replace Thiago Motta on the Genoa bench, regardless of today’s result with Inter.

It kicks off at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

According to Uruguayan paper La Prensa, Diego Lopez has agreed terms with Genoa and will be presented to the media on December 27.

The 45-year-old coach had until recently been in charge of Penarol, but his contract expires this month.

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Saturday December 21 2019
Probable line-ups: Inter vs Genoa

Inter youngster Lucien Agoume could be in line for his first start with Sebastiano Esposito, as the Nerazzurri close 2019 against Genoa.

It kicks off at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

Antonio Conte’s squad is at breaking point, particularly in midfield, with injuries decimating his options.

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Friday December 20 2019
Conte: 'Important to end 2019 on top'

Antonio Conte believes it will be “important” to end the year at the top of the table and that the club is building “a solid and lasting foundation”.

Ahead of their final match of 2019, Inter are three points behind Juventus in Serie A but could catch up with them if they beat Genoa at San Siro tomorrow.

“I always said it was important for us to arrive at Christmas in the best possible way,” Conte said at a press conference.

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Friday December 20 2019
Motta: 'Genoa can stop Lukaku'

Thiago Motta is confident “results will come” if Genoa continue the same way, arguing they can stop Inter forward Romelu Lukaku "through teamwork”.

Genoa lost to city rivals Sampdoria last weekend, but Motta thinks the 1-0 defeat was “undeserved” and “expects” a response from his players against the title challengers this weekend.

“The team are doing well, I expect a reaction after the defeat in the derby. It was a loss that I felt was undeserved,” he said at a press conference.

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Thursday December 19 2019
Roma consider Pinamonti?

Inter forward Andrea Pinamonti could reportedly end up at Roma after experiencing a difficult time on loan at Genoa.

Genoa are struggling in the bottom three of Serie A this season and the 20-year-old is not helped by the difficult situation at Marassi.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Roma are interested in bringing the former Inter starlet to the capital as backup for Edin Dzeko.

With SPAL standing firm over Andrea Petagna, the newspaper claims he could replace Nikola Kalinic, whose stay has been beset by a lack of form and fitness.

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Thursday December 19 2019
Serie A Week 17 referees

The referees for Serie A Week 17 have been announced, with Daniele Orsato handed Fiorentina-Roma and Luca Pairetto in charge of Inter-Genoa.

It will be the second time Orsato has officiated a game involving both Fiorentina and Roma.

Neither side lost on those occasions, but they each received four yellow cards.

Pairetto, meanwhile, is given the Inter-Genoa clash at San Siro, which represents the 35-year-old’s first Nerazzurri match of the campaign.

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Tuesday December 17 2019
Perin to make Genoa return?

Genoa have reportedly opened talks to bring back Juventus goalkeeper Mattia Perin next month.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, negotiations are “currently under way” for Perin as Genoa have lost faith in Ionut Radu.

The 27-year-old joined Juve in the summer of 2018 as a future replacement for Gianluigi Buffon.

However, he played just nine games last season and saw a move to Benfica in August fall through over a shoulder problem.

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Monday December 16 2019
EXCLUSIVE: Artist on 'racist' campaign

Football Italia exclusively interviews Simone Fugazzotto, the artist behind the controversial Serie A anti-racism campaign. “We wanted to make people reflect.”

The paintings were originally made in May to mark the Coppa Italia Final between Lazio and Atalanta, but were brought back by the Lega Serie A as part of today’s far-reaching initiative combating racism in stadiums.

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