Coppa Italia Final 2022-23: Fiorentina vs Inter Milan: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
The 2023 Coppa Italia Final between Viola vs Nerazzurri to take place in Rome for the 76th season of Italy’s premier football cup.
Vincenzo Italiano’s Viola come to the appointment after eliminating Cremonese in the double semifinal, while Simone Inzaghi’s Nerazzurri clinched qualification to the final after overcoming the Juventus hurdle. Both teams also reached the last act in Europe: Fiorentina will play in the Conference League final on June 7 in Prague against West Ham, and Inter will be on stage in Istanbul on Saturday, June 10 against Manchester City in the Champions League final.
Fiorentina have previously played in eleven Coppa Italia finals, winning six. Their last appearance was a 3–1 defeat to Napoli in 2014, and their last win was 2–1 on aggregate over Parma in 2001. Inter had won eight of their fifteen prior appearances and went in as defending champions with a 4–2 extra-time win over Juventus in 2022.
The balance of direct season-long league confrontations between Fiorentina and Inter is in a tie: in the first leg match played at the Franchi, Inter won with a resounding 4-3, while in the return match at the San Siro, the Viola won 1-0. The Nerazzurri, holders of the trophy after defeating Juventus in the final of the 2021-22 edition, are chasing the ninth Coppa Italia in their history, while Fiorentina is chasing their seventh seal. Fiorentina’s last victory was in the 2000-01 season, while the most recent final played by the Viola was in 2014 against Napoli (the Azzurri won 3-1).
Inter Milan in the 15th Coppa Italia Final as The team’s showdown against Fiorentina will be the 15th time Inter has appeared in the Coppa Italia final. The Nerazzurri have won eight of the 14 they’ve featured in so far (in 1939, 1978, 1982, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, and 2022). These victories came against Novara, Napoli, Torino, Roma (three times), Palermo, and Juventus. Inter have reached two consecutive Coppa Italia finals for the first time since they did so in 2009/10 and 2010/11.
Having reached the Coppa Italia final, both Inter and Fiorentina will qualify for the 2023 Supercoppa, which, for the first time in its history, will see four teams competing: the top two teams in Serie A and the two Coppa Italia finalists. Inter and Fiorentina will contest the 2022-23 Coppa Italia final. After the Nerazzurri eliminated Juventus in their semi-final (1-1 and 1-0 over the two legs), the Viola qualified at the expense of Cremonese (0-2, 0-0).
Wednesday, 24-05-2023, 02:00 pm (ET)
Thursday, 25-05-2023, 12:30 am (IST)
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Fiorentina Form (In All Competitions): D- W- W- L- L
Inter Milan Form (In All Competitions): L- W- W- W- W
Player to watch
Inter Milan: Lautaro Martinez
The Inter captain has scored 20 goals in 36 matches so far in the Serie A 2022-2023 season. 11 of the 20 goals were scored at home while he scored 9 goals at away games. Overall, Lautaro Javier Martinez’s goals scored per 90 minutes is 0.74. Moreover, Lautaro Javier Martinez’s total G/A (goals + assists) is 25 for this season. The Argentine striker is also close to matching his record for goals in a single league season (21 in 2021-22). Coming from his red-hot form in the Champions League it is very likely he could be the name on the scoresheet again and could get them past the final.
Fiorentina: Nicolas González
With 05 goals in 12 matches, the Uruguayan is an upcoming talent and the young winger is quietly becoming one of the most exciting players in Serie A. Nico González hasn’t been able to get going until recently, but slowly he come on strong to close the season now that he’s sealing a regular starting spot. His best work is also taking place in the Conference League, as he is producing clutch goals and creating plenty of havoc on the ball in these major knockout clashes. González is so difficult for defenders to stop with the ball at his feet, as most teams have to resort to fouling him.
Match Facts for
- Fiorentina have two players with at least 10 goals in a single season in all competitions – Arthur Cabral (12) and Luka Jovic (11) in 2022-23 – for the first time since 2017-18: Giovanni Simeone (14) and Jordan Veretout (10) in that case.
- This is the very first-time Inter and Fiorentina have faced each other in the final of the Coppa Italia. The two sides have met 13 times in the competition, with Inter winning five, drawing three, and losing five.
- Last time, Fiorentina won against Inter in this competition was in Feb 1996 when Batistuta scored in the away match knocking Inter out on aggregate 4-1.
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Injury and Team News
Fiorentina: No player sidelined due to Injury
Inter Milan: Injury: Matteo Politano (Distortion of the ankle)
Matches – 20
Fiorentina – 06
Inter Milan – 09
Draws – 05
Fiorentina Predicted Lineup (4-2-3-1)
P. Terracciano, C. Biraghi, Igor, L. Martinez, Dodo, R. Mandragora, S. Amrabat, N. Gonzalez, A. Barak, J. Ikone, Arthur Cabral
Inter Milan Predicted Lineup (3-5-2)
S Handanović, D’Abmrosio, De Vrij, A. Bastoni, Bellanova, Gagliardini, M. Brozović, K Asllani, R. Gosens, Lukaku, J Correa
Match Prediction for Fiorentina vs Inter Milan
In the 2022–23 Serie A season, the away team won both of the meetings between the two teams. Inter won 4–3 at Fiorentina’s Stadio Artemio Franchi on 22 October 2022; Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored the winning goal with a penalty in added time. On 1 April 2023, Giacomo Bonaventura scored the only goal of Fiorentina’s win at the San Siro so this contest would be an interesting affair and could go either way. With both teams in contention to double silverware, they will go into this match with whole contention to win with their squads fully fit and recovered.
Prediction: Fiorentina 1–1 Inter Milan (Fiorentina to win in extra time.)
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