MILAN – After matchday one in the Champions League, Inter return to Serie A action to take on Rolando Maran’s Genoa.
Ahead of the matchday five showdown at the Ferraris at 18:00 CEST on Saturday 24 October, here are all the facts and figures pertaining to the fixture.
PREVIOUS MEETINGS BETWEEN GENOA AND INTER
Saturday’s game will be the 107th meeting between the two sides in the league. Of the 106 games played to date, Inter have won 55 and lost 22, with 29 draws completing the record. Last time out at the Ferraris, Antonio Conte’s side came away with all three points thanks to three goals, which were scored by Lukaku (brace) and Sanchez. In games won by Inter in Genoa, the Nerazzurri haven’t conceded since the 1991/92 season (2-1): the aggregate score of the six Inter away wins over the Grifone from then until now stands at 16-0.
Antonio Conte’s men go into the game against Maran’s side on seven points after two wins, one draw and one defeat.
Genoa’s only Serie A win so far this season came in their only home game of the campaign to date against Crotone (4-1). Maran’s side scored their only four goals of the season in that same game. The remainder of their record reads a loss at the San Paolo (6-0) and a goalless draw against Hellas Verona in their last game.
LUKAKU’S GOALS, DEBUTS AND FORMER PLAYERS
Romelu Lukaku has scored four goals in four league games. The Belgian striker has scored a total of 40 goals in 56 competitive games for the Nerazzurri: our number 9 has, on average, found the net every 119 minutes.
Roberto Gagliardini made his Serie A debut against Genoa in May 2016. Furthermore, the Rossoblù are the opposition side he's had most success against: Gagliardini has scored five goals (and provided one assist) in seven games against the Grifone.
Andrea Ranocchia played 16 games for Genoa in Serie A between August and December 2010, before making his debut for Inter. Further links are Andrea Pinamonti, Radu and Pandev: the latter was part of the Inter treble-winning side of 2009/10.
Antonio Conte is unbeaten against Genoa as a coach in Serie A: in eight games, he has overseen five wins and three draws.
Rolando Maran has faced Inter 16 times in Serie A with a record of eleven defeats, three draws and two wins.
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