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Saturday November 9 2013
Line-ups: Catania-Udinese

Udinese are forced to reshuffle for their trip to Catania, so Luis Muriel leads the way against the Sicilians.

The Serie A Week 12 opener kicks off at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

Catania are in crisis and still without a win under new Coach Gigi De Canio, who took over after Rolando Maran was sacked last month.

Gonzalo Bergessio has been ruled out for two months with a fracture, joining Giuseppe Bellusci, Pablo Barrientos, Kingsley Boateng, Jaroslav Plasil, Fabian Monzon and Erick Cabalceta on the treatment table.

Maxi Lopez partners Keko in attack with support from ex-Udinese midfielder Sergio Almiron.

Udinese are forced to do without the injured Antonio Di Natale, Maicosuel, Emmanuel Badu and Mathias Ranegie.

Muriel therefore has to take the reins in attack with Bruno Fernandes making his first start, while Gianpiero Pinzi and Andrea Lazzari return in midfield.

There were reports this week of a training ground bust-up between Allan and Francesco Guidolin. It followed a disastrous 3-0 home defeat to Inter, which the Coach called “the worst performance since I’ve been in charge.”

Catania: Andujar; Rolin, Legrottaglie, Gyomber; Castro, Guarente, Tachtsidis, Almiron, Capuano; Keko; Maxi Lopez

Udinese: Brkic; Heurtaux, Danilo, Domizzi; Basta, Pereyra, Pinzi, Lazzari, Gabriel Silva; Bruno Fernandes; Muriel

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