Inter - Lazio (19 Jan 24) [Supercoppa] [3-0]

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Is there a 3rd place spot if we lose?
 

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I wish we didn't have to play for Saudis, but every Italian club is broke (or close to it) so if it pays the bills
 

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This thing is good if we win it and get some money, but it would suck if we get to the final and lose.
 

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For some reason I thought we would only have three days difference between the potential final and facing the fiorentina in the league, but it's actually six. That's decent rest time, all things considered.

Would still play bench players though, especially in this game. If we reach the finals, bring out the big guns.
 

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Maurizio Sarri raged against the new Supercoppa Italiana Final Four format in Riyadh. ‘It’s anything but sport, we just take the money and run.’
It was traditionally a one-off match between the winners of the Scudetto and the Coppa Italia holders in pre-season.

In recent years, it was moved to December or January, often so it could be played abroad in Saudi Arabia.

This time the format is changed to a Final Four, with semi-finals also including the runners-up in Serie A and the Coppa Italia.

When he was asked about it in a press conference following the 1-0 win over Lecce, Sarri joked the reporter was “trying to get me into trouble.

“Everyone knows what I think, that this tournament is about anything other than sport. You take the money and run.

“We take all that we can in this short-sighted manner. We go around the world begging for money. With all the problems that there are with crowded fixture lists, we then set up a four-team Supercoppa.

If modern football is this type of evolution, then I am glad to be old-fashioned.

Sarri also commented midweek that he didn’t much care about the Coppa Italia, even if it was a Derby della Capitale against Roma, but his views on the Supercoppa Italiana are even more damning.

The Supercoppa is a trophy used by a coach to say he won something, it doesn’t help the club to grow. I would like to win something that helps the club too.

“Having said all of that, we are going to travel 6,000km, so we’ll do the best we can.”
Real talk. Even though it seems like a provocation to Inzaghi, I enjoy this interview.
 

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Maurizio Sarri raged against the new Supercoppa Italiana Final Four format in Riyadh. ‘It’s anything but sport, we just take the money and run.’

Real talk. Even though it seems like a provocation to Inzaghi, I enjoy this interview.
 

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For some reason I thought we would only have three days difference between the potential final and facing the fiorentina in the league, but it's actually six. That's decent rest time, all things considered.

Would still play bench players though, especially in this game. If we reach the finals, bring out the big guns.

Also a very decent chance we could face Fiorentina on Tuesday and again on Sunday.
 

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There is a stupid rule that if you get booked in the Supercoppa semi (or final) you are actually suspended for the next Serie A match. So if a player a yellow away from Suspension gets a yellow card in this game, they are ok for the Supercoppa final (if we get there) but suspended for the Serie A match instead. It makes zero sense because getting booked in Serie A means suspension is moved to next Serie A game, rather than this Supercoppa game.

We do need some rotation. I assume Calhanoglu will play due to Serie A suspension. Barella is one yellow away from suspension so may get rested. I think Frattesi is going to start either way.

Hopefully we rotate as much as possible, including strikers.
 

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We've lost quite a few cup games to these guys, right? We lost the Supercoppa in the Treble season, and also Coppa Italia knockouts at least twice since then. I believe one was under Spalletti when Icardi scored a 120th minute penalty to make it 1-1 only for us to lose on penalties. We also lost a home game against them (quarter final I believe) during our banter era 1-2 with Brozovic scoring a consolation header.
 

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The whole thing is shameless money grab as four teams play a mini tournament in front of potential buyers of Spanish and now Italian teams. Heavy rotation is fine with me; Frattesi, Bisseck, Augusto and Asllani can start. Split the forwards too Lautaro and Arnautovic, then Thuram and Sanchez ( if available) later on. Haven't seen Klaassen in a while, bring him on too.
Inzaghi won't do it and probably go with a stronger line-up, to win it, fine, but remember the real prizes are the Scudetto and advancement in the CL.
 

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I'm interested in who the 5 penalty kick takers would be if it comes down to that. I think the only players we have that have been somewhat regular penalty takes in their career are Calhanoglu, Lautaro, Alexis, and Arnautovic, although low chance all of these would be on the field at the same time. Thuram has taken a few in shootouts I believe, and Barella actually used to take them for Cagliari, although he does not strike me as a penalty kick taker at all. Dumfries is 3/3 in his career as well.
 

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I'm interested in who the 5 penalty kick takers would be if it comes down to that. I think the only players we have that have been somewhat regular penalty takes in their career are Calhanoglu, Lautaro, Alexis, and Arnautovic, although low chance all of these would be on the field at the same time. Thuram has taken a few in shootouts I believe, and Barella actually used to take them for Cagliari, although he does not strike me as a penalty kick taker at all. Dumfries is 3/3 in his career as well.
Dimarco, Hakan, and Lautaro are the only players on this team I even somewhat trust taking a penalty. Barella has good stats but hasn't taken one in years.
 

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If we win, we will play again 3 days later on 23 January. I would suggest playing the best team against Lazio since we will play a league match 1 week after. If we reach the final, I don't care if we field U-15 team as long as we have an enough preparation for the Fiorentina match on 28 January.
 

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Dimarco, Hakan, and Lautaro are the only players on this team I even somewhat trust taking a penalty. Barella has good stats but hasn't taken one in years.

If the stat I saw earlier today is correct, then Lautaro is 15/22 on penalties with Inter. That's a 68% conversion rate, which is well below average. Penalties are something like a 77% probability. Lautaro probably takes one because how do you not put Lautaro in there, but he doesn't give me any confidence at all.

I think some guys who don't take penalties at all could surprise you. If Pavard or De Vrij stepped up for a penalty, if they absolutely roofed one I wouldn't be surprised at all.
 

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Dimarco, Hakan, and Lautaro are the only players on this team I even somewhat trust taking a penalty. Barella has good stats but hasn't taken one in years.
Dimarco’s one and only penalty for us went into row Z in the 3-3 home draw to Atalanta. If he’d scored that we would’ve won the title.
 

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Dimarco’s one and only penalty for us went into row Z in the 3-3 home draw to Atalanta. If he’d scored that we would’ve won the title.
You have to get what I mean, though. He has the technique for it. The penalty he missed was well struck - he just sent it off the bar.
 
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