Inter-Roma is the fourth-to-last game of the tenth matchday of Serie A, scheduled for 2023/24. The author remembers this game because of the great fights that the two teams have promised and then delivered on the pitch in recent years, in particular Mancini’s first experience on the Inter bench and at the same time Spalletti’s first experience on the Roma bench . Those clapping: think about how the stadium will welcome Lukaku and a little Mourinho. Football is now business and gossip, and very little is said about football as such these days. Inter and Roma on the field on the tenth matchday, ten as in the draws in the last thirty seasons: four for 1-1, three for 0-0, two for 3-3 and one for 2-2. The latter in 1993/94.
Inter-Roma, a very open game or an already determined result?
On the other twenty occasions when Inter and Roma met in Milan: thirteen Nerazzurri wins and seven Giallorossi wins. Of these seven Giallorossi victories, six have come in the last eighteen years. From the 1994/95 season to the 2004/05 season there was only one win: 0-1 in 1994/95 through an own goal by Festa. Inter-Roma is the game that recently reminds us of Zanetti and Totti swapping pennants and how often this happened. Comparing them with the current ones and how football is degenerating day by day, they both seem to be born in a different era. Today’s story says that Inter are the favorites, but Roma are always an unknown: they can always lose and win against anyone.
Inter-Roma, just one Nerazzurri win from four in October
In those three decades, when Inter hosted Roma in the Championship in October, they struggled greatly, managing only one win on four occasions: a 1-0 victory over Medel in 2015/16. In the other three situations: 2-3 for Roma in 2005/06, Totti’s brace (one from a penalty) after Montella’s goal; Adriano scored a brace for Inter. In 2013/14 the Giallorossi took a 3-0 lead thanks to a brace from Totti (once from a penalty) and Florenzi. The latest is from last season: 1-2 in 2022/23: Dimarco (Inter), Dybala and Smalling. Inter are stronger, but Roma are “crazier” than them. The fact that they can win and lose against anyone shows that they will never be ready to win a long tournament. The path is shorter in the cup, but not in the championship.
Inter-Roma, after a win for each side, were either X or 2 on the betting slip
When Inter-Roma ended with a win for Inter and then Roma in two seasons – which happened twice in those thirty seasons – the home team did not win. 2004/05 2-0 Inter (a brace from Mihajlovic) and 2-3 Roma 2005/06 as mentioned above; 2006/07 1-3 for Roma: Perrotta, Materazzi on penalties (Inter), Totti and Cassetti. 2015/16 1-0 Inter (Medel) and 1-3 Roma 2016/17: Nainggolan, Nainggolan, Icardi (Inter) and Perotti after a penalty. 2017/18 1-1 with goals from El Shaarawy for Roma and Vecino for Inter. This time: 3-1 Inter 2021/22: Dumfries, Brozovic, L.Martinez and Mkhitaryan (Roma). 2022/23 1:2 for Roma already mentioned. How will it end in 2023/24?