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Inter to meet Juve

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Serie A front-runners Juventus are not going to pull punches when they visit Inter Milan on Saturday despite the massive lead they hold on the Nerazzurri.

Juve have 18 more points than the Milanese hosts, but are eager to avenge a 3-1 home defeat that last November ended a run of 49 unbeaten league games. The holders from Turin have 65 points from 29 games and lead Napoli by nine points with as many games left.

Coach Antonio Conte faces defence issues, with Giorgio Chiellini nursing ankle problems and Martin Caceres recovering from a car crash. Inter also have mid-week duty on Wednesday, playing at Sampdoria in a game cancelled due to bad weather. But Andrea Stramaccioni should have veteran Walter Samuel back in defence after a long layoff.

Inter vie have a game in hand as they sit seven points from third place, which qualifies for the Champions League playoffs.

Third-placed AC Milan play a late-afternoon game at Chievo as they sit two points behind Napoli. Fourth-placed Fiorentina are away at Cagliari, while Roma and Lazio are level on points with Inter as they tackle Palermo and Catania, respectively.

Totti completes 20 years

Roma captain Francesco Totti looks to confirm his impressive form against the Sicily bottom side as he celebrates 20 years with the Giallorossi. The Rome-born striker was 16 when he debuted in the top flight in late March 1993. He is currently the second-best active scorer in the Serie A with 226 goals, 11 of which he netted this season.DPA


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