NEWS
Saturday November 5 2011
Line-ups: Palermo - Bologna

Stefano Pioli returns to face Palermo, the club that sacked him before the season even began, with Marco Di Vaio and Robert Acquafresca.

The Coach was fired before a game had actually been played, so under Italian rules is eligible to sign for another team, and has taken over at Bologna.

In the 17.00 UK time kick-off, he leads out his side with Gaston Ramirez in the trequartista role behind Di Vaio and Acquafresca.

The Rossoblu make the trip to Sicily without Alessandro Diamanti, Cruz or the suspended Daniele Portanova.

Palermo again leave Fabrizio Miccoli on the bench in favour of a 4-3-2-1 system with Abel Hernandez the lone centre-forward supported by Josip Ilicic and Eran Zahavi.

This is because Mauricio Pinilla and Francesco Della Rocca are injured, so there are no other real forward alternatives.

Palermo: 33 Tzorvas; 31 Pisano, 3 Silvestre, 4 Cetto, 42 Balzaretti; 8 Migliaccio, 21 Bacinovic, 20 Acquah; 27 Ilicic, 16 Zahavi; 11 Hernandez

Palermo bench: 99 Benussi, 2 Mantovani, 6 Munoz, 13 Aguirregaray, 14 Bertolo, 26 Lores, 10 Miccoli.

Bologna: 1 Gillet; 84 Raggi, 51 Loria, 21 Cherubin, 3 Morleo; 15 Perez, 26 Mudingayi, 33 Kone; 10 Ramirez; 9 Di Vaio, 99 Acquafresca

Bologna bench: 25 Agliardi, 8 Garics, 16 Casarini, 13 Pulzetti, 5 Antonsson, 17 Vantaggiato, 77 Gimenez

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