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Wednesday March 21 2012
Coppa Italia: Napoli-Siena line-ups

Siena are without a number of first-team names, particularly in attack, but face a full-strength Napoli line-up in their Coppa Italia semi-final.

As expected, Walter Mazzarri names Christian Maggio and Edinson Cavani in the line-up, despite doubts over their fitness due to recent knocks. It is a full-strength line-up for the Azzurri, with Blerim Dzemaili missing out to Gokhan Inler in the middle and Juan Zuniga again keeping Andrea Dossena on the bench.

Siena knew before tonight that they would be missing first-choice strikers Emanuele Calaio and Mattia Destro, whilst Gaetano D’Agostino, Angelo and Francesco Bolzoni all didn’t make the matchday squad. Speculation is that the Coach will line up a 5-3-2 formation.

The Robur have the advantage in this tie, leading 2-1 from the first leg. Only a 2-1 score-line tonight in Napoli’s favour will take the tie to extra time. The winners will face Juventus in the final, after their semi-final win over Milan last night.

Starting line-ups

Napoli: De Sanctis; Campagnaro, Cannavaro, Aronica; Maggio, Inler, Gargano, Zuniga; Hamsik, Lavezzi, Cavani

Siena: Brkic; Pesoli, Terzi, Contini, Belmonte, Vergassola; Parravicini, Rossi, Mannini, Brienza; Larrondo

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