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Since World War Two, only one team in Italy has ever won the Scudetto, having not lost for the whole campaign.

That was in 1991/92, when a team containing legends such as Franco Baresi, Paolo Maldini and the three Dutchman Rijkaard, Van Basten and Gullit, went on an unprecedented 58-match streak without defeat.

There have been a number of great Serie A teams in the past, ‘Grande Torino' in the 1940s, ‘Grande Inter' in the 1960s, Trapattoni's Juventus in the 1970s and 80s, Sacchi's Milan in the late 1980s, and Lippi's Juve in the 1990s – these all failed to replicate what Capello and Milan did in 91-92.

In 1978-79 the unfashionable Perugia, led in attack by a young Paolo Rossi, did not lose a single game, however after drawing 19 of their 30 games, they were pipped to the Scudetto by AC Milan in Gianni Rivera's final season at the club.

So can Inter repeat what their city cousins Milan did 16 years ago and stay unbeaten this season?

As we now enter into the winter break, Inter are seven points clear at the top, having won 13 and drawn four of their 17 matches. They have scored a whopping 37 goals, and conceded just nine – a quite devastating array of statistics.

I have to agree with the comments made last week by World Cup winning-boss Marcello Lippi, who said that currently Inter are “invincibleâ€.

When you consider the midfield injury crisis that Inter have had to cope with in losing Patrick Vieira, Luis Figo, Olivier Dacourt and Dejan Stankovic for long spells, the fact that they have stayed so dominant shows just how strong their squad is.

In the past I have been critical of Inter over how they became so dominant – and I do not change my stance at all on this. The truth is that the Nerazzurri are only the force they are today because of the Calciopoli scandal, and there are rumours circulating in Italy that suggest that we have not heard the end of that saga – which could be bad news for Massimo Moratti and Inter.

Nevertheless I am sure that all true football fans, be them followers of Juventus, Milan or any other club, will admit that Inter really are looking “invincible†at the moment.

They certainly won't ever get a better chance than now to go through an entire
Serie A campaign unbeaten.

Teams Since 1945 Who Won The Scudetto Losing Twice In A Season:

Milan (58-59)
Bologna (63-64)
Inter (64-65)
Milan (67-68)
Cagliari (69-70)
Juventus (76-77)
Verona (84-85)
Milan (87-88)
Inter (88-89)
Milan (92-93)
Juventus (97-98)
Milan (03-04)

Teams Since 1945 Who Won The Scudetto Losing Once In A Season:

Fiorentina (55-56)
Fiorentina (68-69)
Juventus (77-78)
Juventus (05-06) *later revoked
Inter (06-07)

Teams Since 1945 Who Won The Scudetto Without Losing All Season:

Milan (91-92)
Inter 07-08?

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Inter are a good team, and they realy don't have any real competition in Italy, and at the moment...in italy they seam unbeatable. I expected more from Juventus, but they lost some matches home and away wich i didn't expect and Inter managed to gain advantage. Who knows?...for know they're run looks unstopable...but only for now:)
 

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Some nice stats you have up there. It made for an interesting read.

Its a bit too early to be talking about unbeaten runs, no matter how 'invincible' a team looks. They could easily have an off day, get a man sent off or be on the receiving end of poor refereeing decisions or just get unlucky.
United lost to City earlier in the season. Did we deserve to lose? No

Stats are nice and all but there is a long way to go before the end of their season in Italy. Dont get me wrong though, they could do it but I doubt it very much for the reasons I stated above.
 

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Wazza1989 said:
Inter are a good team,and they really don't have any real competition in Italy, and at the moment...in italy they seam unbeatable. I expected more from Juventus, but they lost some matches home and away wich i didn't expect and Inter managed to gain advantage. Who knows?...for know they're run looks unstopable...but only for now:)
No real competition?!:eek: They hve got AS Roma, Juventus and Fifa Club World Championship & Uefa Champions League winners AC Milan!
All of them hve top-class footballers in their team. Say........Juventus?

Juventus-
Gianluigi Buffon(perhaps the best goalkeeper in the world)
Alessandro Del Piero(he may be quite old at the age of 33,but def' nt past his prime yet. 225 goals in 548 club appearances isn't bad for playmaker right?)
David Trezeguet(probably the most prolific goalscorer of the 21st century, 60 goals in 113 games for AS Monaco & 152 goals in 254 games for Juventus is evidence.)
Jorge Andrade(when he's picked ahead of Ricardo Carvalho for the Portuguese national football team as best centre-back,u couldn't doubt his defensive ability.)
Mauro Camoranesi(Italy's Fifa 2006 World Cup winning team first choice right-winger.)
Giorgio Chiellini(Italy's Under-21 captain & first choice left back)
Zdenek Grygera-(Czech Republic's first choice right back)
Hassan Salihamidzic(Perhaps the 2nd most versatile player after JOS? He can play as goalie,defender,midfielder & striker!)

AC Milan-
Kaka(for short-Fifa World Player of the Year & Ballon D'Or winner)
Filippo Inzaghi(Excuse me,u r talkin' to the the all-time leading scorer in official UEFA competition with 63 goals)
Andrea Pirlo(only Juninho's free-kicks r better than his)
Gennaro Gattuso(i dare u 2 gt tackled by the best defensive mid in the world now)
Marek Jankulovski(Czech Republic's first choice left back)
Nelson Dida( The Selecaos' ,Brazil, first choice goalie)
Alexander Pato(best player under 20)
Alessandro Nesta(Italy's Fifa 2006 World Cup winnin' team first choice centre back)
Clarence Seedorf(what else can he do when he single-handedly destroyed us?)

AS Roma-
Francesco Totti(European Golden Boot winner with 34 goals last season)
Alessandro Mancini(i probably rank him as the 3rd most tricky player to come up against,after Robinho & Luis Jimenez. love his mazy dribblies and quick feet!)
Philippe Mexes(SAF tried 2 sign him back ina few seasons ago. u couldn't doubt his defensive abilities when he's playing as France Starting-XI centre back)
Juan-(Brazil's first choice centre back)
Daniele de Rossi(a combative defensive midfielder and a strong tackler with an keen eye for goal.)
Alberto Aquilani(Italy's future star,besides Giorgio Chiellini. An immensely talented centre midfielder. Couldn't be that bad when both Arsenal & Real Madrid is very keen to pursue him.)
Simeone Perrotta(A centre midfielder with unlimited energy, hard-tackling ability, great teamwork and strong will to win. He is often used in an attacking role and surges up field and even goes for goal.)

I'm sure u would say that their defense is crappy when they lost 7-1 to us. But hey,come on' guys!We lost to Middlesbrough 4-1! And that's when Rio & Vida is playing too. I would rather say United's firepower as awesome,not Roma's defense as crappy. Get what I meant? Even defenders have their off-days.:D
 

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come on...be serious...look where Milan is...12 or 13 in Seria A.....Roma...isn't a real match for Inter....if Totti would be injured for ..say..5-6 months...Roma will be in the relegation zone....Juve is trying to find the old winning times but look..at what results have Roma, Milan, or Juve...with midd table or lower teams and look what Inter done to those teams....at...Milan i think the youngest player in Milan's team is Kaka in the first 11...with players like Maldini or Ambrosini you can't win anything..or let's say..you can't be lucky to many times....they are too old...Fifa Club World Championship isn't a strong competition...even the League Cup is more stronger than this competiton...so you have to agree...if nothing changes at these teams...Inter will be cruising not only this year...but many years from now
 

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come on...be serious...look where Milan is...12 or 13 in Seria A.....Roma...isn't a real match for Inter....if Totti would be injured for ..say..5-6 months...Roma will be in the relegation zone....Juve is trying to find the old winning times but lookat what results have Roma, Milan, or Juve...with midd table or lower teams and look what Inter done to those teams....at...Milan i think the youngest player in Milan's team is Kaka in the first 11...with players like Maldini or Ambrosini you can't win anything..or let's say..you can't be lucky to many times....they are too old...Fifa Club World Championship isn't a strong competition...even the League Cup is more stronger than this competiton...so you have to agree...if nothing changes at these teams...Inter will be cruising not only this year...but many years from now
It's true....... No,wait. I'm talkin' bout Francesco Totti being injured. His game against United was b4 his injury when he's out for 4 months. Yet, they manage to score 33 goals in 17 Serie A games without their top-scorer & captain. Yeah,indeed........Juve hasn't been in winning ways........they r in 3rd place,with 10 victories,5 draws & 2 losses in 17 games. That's equivalent to 35 points. They has scored 35 & concede 15,thus having a goal difference of 20. It's not bad for a team who has juz' been promoted rite? Imagine if Sunderland can do this too....:rolleyes:
 

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you can't compare Juventus with Sunderland:)))....only a crazy man would do that....no matter..think what you want. It's my opinion and i sustain it
 

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Inter look really good at the moment but I doubt that they will remain unbeatable.Roma,Juventus,Milan are all capable of defeating them but also Fiorentina,Udinese,Palermo,if on a good day can do something against them.
 
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