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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)

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Tuesday 9 February

23:41
23:10
22:32
21:40
21:34
21:28
21:03
20:05
19:52
19:37
19:14
18:47
18:42
18:30
18:23
17:52
17:51
17:26
16:42
16:30
15:56
15:30
14:32
14:14
13:38
13:08
12:36
12:32
11:52
11:46
11:43
10:49
10:22
09:33
09:07
06:12
04:54
03:53
03:01
02:10
02:04
01:26
00:42
00:15

Monday 8 February

23:30
23:09
22:58
22:47
21:51
20:52
20:13
20:04
19:55
19:49
19:34
18:55
18:51
18:33
17:59
17:36
17:34
17:25
17:12
17:04
17:00
17:00
16:44
16:34
16:21
16:13
16:03
15:55
14:26
14:00
13:32
13:14
12:20
12:09
11:58
11:31
11:20
09:56
09:19
08:50
06:58
05:57
05:56
05:11
04:20
03:33
03:29
02:07
02:04
01:58
01:00
00:59
00:57
00:55
00:07

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 24 +34 56
2 24 +30 54
3 24 +19 46
4 24 +10 45
5 24 +18 44
6 24 +9 40
7 24 +0 34
8 24 -3 34
9 24 -3 33
10 24 -3 30
11 24 -3 30
12 24 -2 28
13 24 -4 28
14 24 -16 27
15 24 -13 26
16 24 -4 25
17 24 -7 24
18 24 -18 19
19 24 -26 19
20 24 -18 15

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