Inter Milan face Napoli in a blockbuster Coppa Italia semi-final at the San Siro on Wednesday.
Antonio Conte’s side will have the wind in their sails after their dramatic turnaround in the Derby della Madonnina on Sunday, fighting back from two goals down to beat rivals AC Milan 4-2.
Priorities will certainly lie in Serie A for Inter as they hunt down table-toppers Juventus, but domestic silverware has eluded the Nerazzurri since their triumph in this competition nearly a decade ago, so don’t expect Conte to rest on his laurels in this two-legged tie.
As for Napoli they are still trying to find their feet following the acrimonious departure of Carlo Ancelotti, but they have struggled for consistency under Gennaro Gattuso and face an Inter side in red-hot form.
Read on for Inter Milan vs Napoli preview, predictions, team news, TV coverage information and more.
When is Inter vs Napoli and where can I watch live?
Competition: Coppa Italia
Venue: San Siro
Date: Wednesday, 12 February 2020
Kick-off: 7:45 PM (UK time)
TV coverage (UK): BT Sport 2
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Last five meetings: Inter vs Napoli
6 Jan 2020: Napoli 1-3 Inter (Serie A)
19 May 2019: Napoli 4-1 Inter (Serie A)
26 Dec 2018: Inter 1-0 Napoli (Serie A)
11 Mar 2018: Inter 0-0 Napoli (Serie A)
21 oct 2017: Napoli 0-0 Inter (Serie A)
Aggregate Score: Inter (WLWDD) 5-5 Napoli (LWLDD)
Ones to watch
Inter Milan: Romelu Lukaku
“There’s a new king in town” was the bold declaration from Lukaku following his late strike against AC Milan in the derby over the weekend. The ex-Man Utd marksman appeared to issue a cheeky dig at Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has often been referred to as the ‘King of Milan’. With three goals in his last two games, and 25 overall for both club and country this season, Lukaku will certainly feel confident of keeping his purple patch in tact and wreaking further devastation on Napoli.
Key stat: Lukaku is Inter’s top scorer this season with 21 goals in 30 games, including two in the Coppa Italia.
Napoli: Arkadiusz Milik
Robert Lewandowski isn’t the only Polish striker firing on all cylinders across the continent, with his compatriot Milik also enjoying a stellar individual campaign. The 25-year-old has continued his hot scoring streak of 20 goals last season and currently tops the charts for Napoli across all competitions this time round. Conte’s side are characteristically hard to break down so Milik’s movement and understanding of the goal will be key for the Partenopei.
Key stat: No Napoli player has scored more goals this season in all competitions than Milik (12).
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Conte will be desperate to mark his maiden campaign in the San Siro dugout with silverware so expect an Inter side primed and ready to tackle an out-of-sorts Napoli. Their valiant comeback over the weekend will stand them in good stead against another tricky opponent in midweek, but Conte has more than enough depth to tinker with his personnel, keep things fresh and head to the San Paolo for the return leg in the ascendancy.