6′ Martinez intercepts in the middle of the park and looks to break before Eysseric hacks at the forward’s ankles, which rightfully earns him the first yellow card of the game.
4′ The front two of Martinez and Sanchez look to link-up inside the Viola’s area, however, the latter is caught offside, gifting possession back to the hosts.
3′ A chance falls to the feet of Martinez inside the D but the Argentine fails to control the ball and the opportunity escapes the visitors.
2′ The early signs show that the visitors are also playing a three-man defence, with Kolarov slotting in as the third centre-back, while Perisic and Young occupy the wing-back roles.
1′ Referee Davide Massa blows his whistle to get this Serie A fixture underway!
The players are making their way onto the pitch and shortly it will be time for kick-off.
Inter are unbeaten in their last eight games against Fiorentina in all competitions (W4, D4): the Viola’s last victory against the Nerazzurri came in April 2017, when they ran out 5-4 winners in Serie A.
Conte reverts to a four-man defence and makes seven changes from their game against Roma. The only four to remain in the starting eleven are Handanovic, Skriniar, Vidal and Martinez, who will be supported by the trio of Sanchez, Perisic and Eriksen here.
Cesare Prandelli makes seven changes from the hosts’ victory against Cagliari. Cup goalkeeper Terracciano comes in and Quarta replaces the injured Pezzella at the back. Eysseric supports Kouame up top, with Patrick Cutrone having returned to Wolves after his loan spell.
SUBS: Achraf Hakimi, Marcelo Brozovic, Alessandro Bastoni, Romelu Lukaku, Stefan de Vrij, Nicola Barella, Daniele Padelli, Ionut Radu, Stefano Sensi.
INTER (4-2-3-1): Samir Handanovic; Ashley Young; Milan Skriniar, Andrea Ranocchia, Aleksandsar Kolarov; Roberto Gagliardini, Arturo Vidal; Christian Eriksen, Ivan Perisic, Alexis Sanchez; Lautaro Martinez.
SUBS: Antonio Barreca, Lorenzo Venuti, Joseph Alfred Duncan, Giacomo Bonaventura, Dusan Vlahovic, Jose Callejon, Christian Dalle Mura, Dimo Krastev, German Pezzella, Tofol Montiel, Barlomiej Dragowski, Federico Brancolini.
FIORENTINA (3-5-1-1): Pietro Terracciano; Nikola Milenkovic, Igor Julio, Lucas Martinez Quarta; Cristiano Biraghi, Martin Caceres, Borja Valero, Gaetano Castrovilli, Sofyan Amrabat; Christian Kouame, Valentin Eysseric.
After crashing out of Europe, Antonio Conte may see the Coppa Italia as a perfect opportunity to gain his first silverware at Inter. The visitors, who are second in Serie A, most recently drew with Roma, while Fiorentina defeated Cagliari 1-0.
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