Inter Milan welcome Cesena to the San Siro today, fully confident in their ability to take all three points and lift themselves into fifth place over Juventus. Meanwhile Cesena, up from Serie B last season, are struggling to keep themselves from going straight back down again, hovering just above Lecce in the table. Yet the Seahorses have put up a brave fight recently, winning away at Brescia and drawing at Genoa before almost seeing out a draw with Roma, a late own goal proving to be their downfall at the weekend.
But with Inter flying high since the appointment of Leonardo, notching three consecutive league wins, the outcome is almost inevitable. The Nerazzurri have been running wild over opposing defenses, and Cesena were likely up half the night, plagued by nightmares of Samuel Eto'o's free-scoring ways. And with Cesena having scored a paltry 13 goals in 19 matches, they're likely not relying on their goalscoring to give them a boost today.
A win over Cesena puts Inter Milan even with Roma. Winning their final makeup match could see them vault into second place. Who predicted that a month ago?