NEWS
Wednesday April 3 2013
Line-ups: Sampdoria-Inter

Inter visit Sampdoria this evening in a Serie A game that was rained off on March 17, as Antonio Cassano faces his former club.

The Week 29 fixture had been called off due to flood warnings in the city of Genoa on March 17, so kicks off today at 17.30 UK time (16.30 GMT).

It is an increasingly crucial match for the Nerazzurri, whose 2-1 home defeat to Juventus left them struggling to qualify for Europe.

Juan Jesus returns from suspension, but Esteban Cambiasso sits out his one-match ban for a horror tackle on Sebastian Giovinco.

The injury list includes Yuto Nagatomo, Cristian Chivu, Dejan Stankovic, Diego Milito, Joel Obi and Luca Castellazzi.

Cassano has shaken off a knock to face his former club, who he left in bitter circumstances in January 2011 following a row with then-President Riccardo Garrone. The pair made up before Garrone’s death earlier this year and rumours continue of a potential return to Marassi.

Fredy Guarin takes a trequartista role behind Cassano and ex-Genoa hitman Rodrigo Palacio, while Mateo Kovacic is again given the midfield reins.

Sampdoria can count on Mauro Icardi, who has been repeatedly linked with a summer transfer to Inter, and ex-Nerazzurri men Andrea Poli and Angelo Palombo.

Striker Eder is suspended, while Andrea Costa misses out due to injury, so Gianluca Sansone partners Icardi in attack.

Sampdoria: Romero; Mustafi, Palombo, Gastaldello; De Silvestri, Poli, Krsticic, Obiang, Estigarribia; Sansone, Icardi

Inter: Handanovic; Jonathan, Ranocchia, Juan Jesus, Pereira; Zanetti, Kovacic, Gargano; Guarin; Palacio, Cassano

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