NEWS
Tuesday December 18 2012
Line-ups: Inter-Verona

Inter have Cristian Chivu Antonio Cassano and Rodrigo Palacio against the only Serie B side left in the Coppa Italia this evening, as Hellas Verona visit San Siro.

Over 8,000 Hellas fans are expected to be at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza this evening in a Fifth Round tie that kicks off at 20.00 GMT.

Verona knocked Palermo out in the previous round and the winners will go on to face Napoli or Bologna in the Quarter-Finals.

Chivu makes his comeback after four months out with a serious toe injury, starting in defence with Juan Jesus and Matias Silvestre.

Cassano, Palacio and the returning Ricky Alvarez lead the attack, while MacDonald Mariga also works towards full fitness in midfield.

Verona do not hold back on their traditional 4-3-3 system, so watch out for Under-21 Italian international of Brazilian origin Jorginho in midfield.

Inter have not lost a ‘home’ Coppa Italia tie in exactly 10 years, since Bari won 2-1 here on December 12 2002.

Inter: Castellazzi; Silvestre, Chivu, Juan; Jonathan, Duncan, Mariga, Nagatomo; Alvarez, Palacio, Cassano

Inter bench: Belec, Di Gennaro, Zanetti, Ranocchia, Samuel, Pereira, Mbaye, Guarin, Gargano, Bessa, Milito, Livaja

Hellas Verona: Rafael; Abbate, Moras, Maietta, Albertazzi; Jorginho, Bacinovic, Hallfredsson; Gomez Taleb, Cacia, Grossi

Hellas Verona bench: Berardi, Andrade, Huston, Ceccarelli, Carrozza, Cocco, Crespo, Bojinov, Owusu, Calvetti

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