International Champions Cup Preview: Inter vs. AS Roma

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Updated: August 1, 2014
AS Roma

Match Date: 02 August 2014 (local time)

Venue: Lincoln Financial Field

 

Certified online betting favorites, AS Roma and Inter will engage in a face-off with the hopes that of reaching the final stage of the International Champions Cup.

 

The two Italian powerhouses are currently tied at the second spot of Group A. Both have accumulated three (3) points and shared a similar goal difference.

 

The contenders

Inter

For two (2) consecutive matches, Inter was compelled to survive a nerve-wracking penalty shoot-out.

 

First, they had to outlast Real Madrid. They trailed the Champions League titleholder until Mauro Icardi scored the equalizer on the 68th minute and much to the disappointment of the Madridistas, Inter got the upper hand in the shoot-out.

 

After the Los Blancos, Inter had to face a rejuvenated Manchester United. After a 90-minute battle, neither of the squad was able to score. Again, the shoot-out determined the winner of the said match. The Red Devils were clinical and so was Inter. Unfortunately, a miss by Marco Andreolli handed Inter its bitter defeat.

 

AS Roma

Italy’s capital club suffered a similar fate with Inter. They also lost to Manchester United. A brace from Wayne Rooney and another goal from Juan Mata made the difference.
But despite the loss, the Serie A runner up was able to snatch a point when a 68-minute foal from the consistent Totti, gave them the victory.

 

What the odds say

AS Roma is the overt favorite of the match. But the latter cannot afford an air of over confidence as Inter is capable of pulling off a stunner.

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