ICC Preview: Juventus - Inter Milan

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ICC Preview: Juventus - Inter Milan



Juventus (3-5-2): Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Pogba, Asamoah; Tevez, Llorente.


Gianluigi Buffon, Marco Storari, Rubinho, Leonardo Citti

Defenders: Giorgio Chiellini, Martin Caceres, Angelo Ogbonna, Paolo De Ceglie, Federico Peluso, Andrea Barzagli, Marco Motta, Leonardo Bonucci, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Pol Garcia, Filippo Penna

Midfielders: Claudio Marchisio,  Paul Pogba, Luca Marrone, Fausto Rossi, Simone Padoin, Andrea Pirlo, Kwadwo Asamoah, Arturo Vidal, Mauricio Isla, Marcel Buchel

Forwards: Mirko Vucinic, Carlos Tevez, Fernando Llorente, Fabio Quagliarella, Alessandro Matri, Sebastian Giovinco

Inter (4-4-2): Handanovic; Juan, Ranocchia, Samuel, Nagatomo; Obi, Cambiasso, Guarin, Alvarez; Palacio, Milito


Goalkeepers: Samir Handanovic, Juan Pablo Carrizo, Luca Castellazzi

Defenders: Hugo Campagnaro, Marco Andreolli, Walter Samuel, Andrea Ranocchia, Christian Chivu, Juan

Midfielders: Ibrahima Mbaye, Jonathan, Yuto Nagatomo, Alvaro Pereira, Esteban Cambiasso, Fredy Guarin, Ricardo Alvarez, Zdravko Kuzmanovic, Patrick Olsen, Gabi Mudingayi, Diego Laxalt, Joel Obi

Forwards: Alessandro Capello, Ishak Belfodil, Rodrigo Palacio, Mauro Icardi, Diego Milito



  • Juventus fell to Everton in penalty kicks in its opening game, with American goalkeeper Tim Howard coming up with a big save to preserve the 6-5 PK edge after a 1-1 draw. The Italian champion was then befuddled by another American foe, MLS' LA Galaxy, falling 3-1 in its second ICC match.

  • Inter is not just winless but also goalless in the ICC. The Nerazzurri dropped a 2-0 result to Chelsea to open the tournament before being routed by Valencia 4-0 on Sunday.

  • Juventus and Inter are two of the most successful clubs in the history of Italian soccer. Juventus' 29 titles (not including the two that were stripped from the club) are the most in Italy. Inter is tied with rival AC Milan for second with 18 championships.

  • Juvetus has won the last two Scudettos, while Inter has not won the Serie A title since the 2009-2010 season.

  • The loser of the match will finish the ICC in dead last in the star-studded eight-team field.

  • The two clubs are slated to meet for the first time in the 2013-14 Serie A campaign on Sept. 15 in Milan. They split their regular-season meetings last year, with the road team winning each match.