Internazionale vs. Torino  2 - 2

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Mudingayi injury blow for Inter

29 January 2013 15:52

Inter Milan midfielder Gaby Mudingayi will miss up to three months after tearing his Achilles tendon in his side's 2-2 draw against Torino.

The Belgian midfielder featured from the start in Sunday's Serie A encounter, but was forced to leave the pitch after 53 minutes.

Mudingayi underwent further examinations on Monday to determine the extent of the knock, and Inter have now released a statement confirming his Achilles problem.

"Gaby Mudingayi underwent tests at Pavia's IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo on Monday after being forced off the pitch in the 52nd minute of last night's match between Inter and Torino with an injury," the statement read.

"The exams, carried out under the supervision of Inter's chief of medical staff Franco Combi, revealed that the midfielder has torn his Achilles tendon."

The 31-year-old has only made nine Serie A appearances for Inter since joining the club on loan from Bologna in the off-season.

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Stramaccioni rues missed opportunity

28 January 2013 15:47

Andrea Stramaccioni feels that Inter have missed a chance to put the pressure on Juventus, Napoli and Lazio by only drawing 2-2 with Torino.

Cristian Chivu gave the Nerazzurri an early lead, but a Riccardo Meggiorini double then saw them fall 2-1 behind, only for Esteban Cambiasso to restore parity again halfway through the second half of the Serie A clash.

"Perhaps a draw is the fairest result, but we're still disappointed about it as we missed a chance to narrow the gap," Stramaccioni said.

"We started out really well and our aim was to keep Torino from playing the game they wanted to play. We went ahead but then they were playing better than we were, although I don't think they created more.

"Then came a collective error on our part. After we went down 1-2, we were playing our best, but we gave too much space to Torino by trying to win the match."

Inter currently sit fourth in Serie A, trailing leaders Juventus by nine points.

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 38 +47 87
2 38 +37 78
3 38 +28 72
4 38 +28 70
5 38 +14 66
6 38 +15 62
7 38 +9 61
8 38 +4 56
9 38 -2 54
10 38 -1 49
11 38 -12 47
12 38 -15 45
13 38 -6 44
14 38 -8 42
15 38 -17 40
16 38 -9 39
17 38 -14 38
18 38 -20 32
19 38 -21 30
20 38 -57 22