Europa League news

Stramaccioni defends youngsters

November 23, 2012
By ESPN staff
Andrea Stramaccioni has defended his decision to field a youthful side in Inter Milan's 3-0 Europa League loss to Rubin Kazan on Thursday.

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Stramaccioni revealed before the match that he would make a number of changes to his side, given that Inter had already qualified through to the knockout stages.

Inter's youngsters were outplayed for much of the match and the defeat means they can no longer finish top of Group H.

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