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Verona bid to end Inter curse

It's 6060 days since Hellas Verona scored against Inter at San Siro but coach Andrea Mandorlini isn't intimidated by his former club.

Hellas Verona have a dismal recent record against Inter but are hoping to continue their excellent start to the season by upsetting the odds as they visit San Siro.

After a lengthy spell in the wilderness, Verona returned to Serie A this season and have immediately made an impression, sitting in fourth place.

The Gialloblu have been boosted by superb performances from alleged Arsenal and Chelsea target Jorginho and some shrewd tactical moves by coach Andrea Mandorlini.

Mandorlini comes up against his past as he takes on Inter, the club he played for between 1984 and 1991 - a spell that included the historic 1988-89 Scudetto triumph.

Verona haven't won in their last 24 outings to San Siro with Inter winning each of the last five games between the two sides.

In fact the last time Verona scored against Inter away from home was March 23, 1997 in a 2-1 defeat to the Nerazzurri, some 6060 days ago.

Nonetheless, Mandorlini claims he isn't fearful of his team's chances and will treat it like any other game.

"I'm relaxed and we're on form," he said in his press conference. "We are going to a difficult ground and will play our best.

"We must play the way we play best and make sure we don't give Inter's strikers any space. Inter are a new club with new owners but they remain a top four or five side." 

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