Inter will be desperate to come away from Genoa with three points on Saturday as they chase a top three finish this term. That's easier said than done though, considering Genoa came out victorious the reverse fixture in May.
Former Genoa fan favourite Rodrigo Palacio put the away side ahead on the half-hour mark; beating the offside trap and dispatching his one vs. one. The momentum shifted again though, as Maxime Lestienne latched onto a loose touch from goalkeeper Samir Handanovic and converted from close range.
A reinvigorated Inter came out the far better side after the interval and pushed for the winning goal, hitting the woodwork twice in the process, but the underdogs snatched a dramatic late winner in the 88th minute through a Kucka header after a Genoa free-kick.
The key battle in this fixture will likely play out between Marco Icardi and
The Argentine talisman has netted 18 league goals already this term and is Inter's most destructive force in the final third by some margin. Likely to occupy the central defensive role between
Internazionale will be without 33-year-old veteran defender Miranda on the day.
Genoa could welcome back forward ace Giuseppe Rossi and Aleandro Rosi to the squad after extended absences for both.
Miguel Veloso and Armando Izzo are unavailable for the home side, with Veloso having a muscle injury while Izzo recovers from a serious knee issue.
Karamoh, Brozovic, Rafinha, Icardi
The Nerazzurri will be well aware of the importance of their upcoming league matches as they aim for Champions League football next term.
Genoa will look to capitalise on Spalletti's defensive woes in the early stages of his career with Inter, while
Genoa 1-2 Inter