Inter v Sassuolo preview

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270 minutes since the Nerazzurri last conceded
Inter have kept three consecutive clean sheets and have yet to concede this season. They followed wins over Stjarnan (3-0 in Reykjavik and 6-0 at home) with a goalless draw at Torino on the opening day of the league season.

Inter have lost just once of their last 17 home matches
The Nerazzurri have only been defeated in one of their last 17 competitive home games. Atalanta won 2-1 at the Meazza on 23 March in the league. The remaining matches comprise eight wins and as many draws.

Sassuolo have scored in their last nine games
The Neroverdi are looking to score for the 10th match running: the last time they failed to find the net was on 30 April when they lost 2-0 at home to Roma in Serie A. The side from Reggio-Emilia have hit 19 goals since then.

Pomini on the verge of 200th appearance for the Neroverdi
Alberto Pomini will make his 200th appearance for the Neroverdi should he feature at the San Siro today. He has been at Sassuolo since 2004/05, making four appearances in Serie A, 112 in the second tier, 25 in Serie C1 and a further 38 in Serie C2. His tally also includes 10 cup matches. He made his debut for the club in a 1-1 home draw against San Marino on 16 March 2003 in Serie C2.

Di Francesco with two milestone defeats
Walter Mazzarri has emerged victorious in both of his meetings with Eusebio Di Francesco. They were both days to forget for the Neroverdi coach: Napoli 4-2 Lecce spelled the end of his time in charge in Puglia, while last season’s 7-0 home reverse to the Nerazzurri remains Di Francesco’s heaviest defeat as a coach.

Thumping defeat for Di Francesco in his only match against Inter
Eusebio Di Francesco will meet Inter for the second time as a coach: his Sassuolo team lost 7-0 to the Nerazzurri at the Mapei Stadium on 22 September 2013.