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Alex On February - 21 - 2009

Mourinho Names Squad For Bologna vs Inter

Friday, 20 February 2021 14:12:07

APPIANO GENTILE ( - José Mourinho has named a 21-player squad for Saturday afternoon’s Serie A Week 25 match against Bologna (Stadio Renato Dall’Ara, kick-off 16:00):

Goalkeepers: 1 Francesco Toldo, 12 Julio Cesar, 22 Paolo Orlandoni.
Defenders: 2 Ivan Ramiro Cordoba, 6 Maxwell, 13 Maicon, 24 Nelson Rivas, 25 Walter Samuel, 39 Davide Santon.
Midfielders: 4 Javier Zanetti, 5 Dejan Stankovic, 7 Luis Figo, 14 Patrick Vieira, 19 Esteban Cambiasso, 20 Sulley Muntari, 33 Amantino Mancini, 36 Francesco Bolzoni.
Strikers: 8 Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 9 Julio Cruz, 10 Adriano, 45 Mario Balotelli.

Mourinho and Inter, where is the focus?

Don’t be be surprise if you see Julio Cruz and Adriano start for Inter and Mancini making his way into the starting XI as Ibrahimovic sits on the bench this Saturday against Bologna. Newcomer Davide Santon has impressed especially after the Milan derby performance and he should be listed in the starting XI.

Sinisa Mihajlovic will have the advantage in more ways than one when facing off against his old club on his home turf in, Inter Challenge Part II. Earlier in the season Inter won the first encounter between clubs by a score of 2-1 and although Jose Mourinho is explaining he is putting Bologna first, you really have to doubt that claim. Mark one in the bookie’s column for Bologna afterall the win over AC Milan gave Inter a 9 point lead atop Serie A and the approaching Champions League showdown against old nemesis Alex Ferguson is in less than 5 days, so I’d think winning over Manchester United at the San Siro next Tuesday takes prior.

“We have always done well against Milan or Roma or Juve but sometimes against small teams we are not the same. said Mourinho on MUTV, We have to be at our best if we want to win the tie so I am happy to have such a big team.”

“Every team in Italy is strong defensively. Every game is about tactics.”

The head to head definitely favors Inter with a record of 4-1-0 in the last five meetings however I’m of the opinion Bologna may just hold the visitors to a draw or even a snatch victory with a late goal from their league leading goalscorer Marco Di Vaio

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