Coppa Italia LIVE: Inter vs. Empoli

by | Jan 19, 2022 19:12

Inter have a very Argentine flavour with Lautaro Martinez and Tucu Correa upfront, backed by Chilean Arturo Vidal in the Coppa Italia Round of 16 against Andrea Pinamonti’s Empoli.

It kicks off at 20.00 GMT at San Siro.

You can follow all the build-up and action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG.

Coppa Italia Liveblog: Inter vs. Empoli

The result will be decided after 90 minutes, extra time or even penalties if necessary.

The winner goes on to face either Roma or Lecce in the quarter-final next month.

Simone Inzaghi’s men are fired up after retaining top spot in Serie A and beating Juventus in extra time to win the Italian Supercup.

The coach rotates his squad with an all-Argentine front two of Lautaro Martinez and Correa, while Vidal, Roberto Gagliardini, Matias Vecino and Andrea Ranocchia get a chance to shine.

There’s a season debut in goal too for Ionut Radu.

Empoli have made their name as giant-killers so far this season in Serie A with some shock results, including victories away to Juventus and Napoli.

Ex-Inter striker Pinamonti and former Milan man Patrick Cutrone lead the way with Szymon Zurkowski in support.

Leonardo Mancuso is not even on the bench, as his move to Monza is imminent.

The Tuscans eliminated Hellas Verona in the last round with a 4-3 away victory.

Inter: Radu; D’Ambrosio, Ranocchia, Dimarco; Dumfries, Vidal, Gagliardini, Vecino, Darmian; Lautaro Martinez, Correa

Empoli: Furlan; Marchizza, Romagnoli, Viti, Fiamozzi; Asllani, Stulac, Bandinelli; Zurkowski; Pinamonti, Cutrone

epa09533069 Inter Milan?s Arturo Vidal celebrates after scoring the 2-1 goal during the UEFA Champions League group D soccer match between FC Inter and FC Sheriff Tiraspol at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 19 October 2021. EPA-EFE/MATTEO BAZZI


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