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Coutinho bracing for derby test

5 October 2012 16:36

Inter Milan youngster Philippe Coutinho is eagerly anticipating Sunday's derby against AC Milan and expects a difficult match.

Inter won the last Serie A encounter against their city rivals 4-2 back in May, and the Brazilian is hopeful of recording another victory at the weekend.

"The derby's always a difficult game, hopefully we'll be able to keep up the form we've shown in the last few games and get another win," the 20-year-old told reporters.

"I don't know whether I will start against AC Milan. I hope so, but it's up to the coach to make the final decision."

The youngster looked back on his loan spell at Espanyol in the second half of the 2011/12 campaign, and insisted his time in La Liga has made him a better player.

"Going to Spain has definitely benefited me and then coming back and finding a coach like (Andrea) Stramaccioni gives us all confidence," he said.

Coutinho has netted three goals in 10 official appearances for Inter this term.

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Competition
Serie A
Date
7 October 2012
Game week
7
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
0 - 1
Full-time
0 - 1
Venue
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milano)
Attendance
40155

Goals

0 - 1
4' W. Samuel
 (assist by E. Cambiasso)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
32
76 88'
28
25
5 34'
2
10
34 38'
18 85'
22
92
Coach: M. Allegri

Substitutes

Tuesday 23 September

Monday 22 September

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Sunday 21 September

23:59
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23:20
23:04
22:50
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22:11
21:48
21:27
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Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 3 +5 9
2 3 +4 9
3 3 +2 7
4 3 +2 6
5 3 +1 6
6 3 +7 5
7 3 +2 5
8 3 +0 4
9 3 +0 4
10 3 -1 4
11 3 -2 4
12 3 +0 3
13 3 -1 3
14 3 -1 3
15 3 -1 3
16 3 -1 2
17 3 -7 2
18 3 -3 1
19 3 -3 1
20 3 -3 1

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