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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'
25
5 34'
2
10
34 38'
28
18 85'
22
92
Coach: M. Allegri

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Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 32 +43 73
2 32 +28 59
3 32 +18 58
4 32 +18 56
5 32 +5 50
6 32 +6 49
7 32 +9 47
8 32 +4 47
9 32 +10 45
10 32 +6 43
11 32 -2 41
12 32 -16 39
13 32 -7 38
14 32 -9 37
15 32 -10 36
16 32 -6 35
17 32 -15 31
18 32 -24 24
19 32 -27 23
20 32 -31 16

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