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Saturday February 19 2011
Line-ups: Hernandez starts in Bologna

Abel Hernandez starts up front for Palermo against Bologna just days after he was robbed at gunpoint.

The Uruguayan striker had a gun pushed into his mouth when he was robbed while driving home from the Rosanero training ground on Wednesday.

Perhaps as a show of faith to boost his confidence, Hernandez has been thrown in at the deep end with a rare start at the Stadio Dall'Ara.

It means Fabrizio Miccoli is on the bench for this 17.00 UK time kick-off, while Javier Garcia replaces the suspended Federico Balzaretti.

Ezequiel Munoz maintains his spot in defence, as Mattia Cassani is still injured.

Bologna are without Miguel Angel Britos, but goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano has recovered in time to start.

Gaston Ramirez is picked to support Marco Di Vaio and Riccardo Meggiorini.

Bologna: Viviano; Moras, Portanova, Cherubin, Rubin; Perez, Mudingayi, Della Rocca; Ramirez; Di Vaio, Meggiorini

Palermo: Sirigu: Munoz, Bovo, Andelkovic, Garcia; Nocerino, Migliaccio, Bacinovic; Pastore, Ilicic; Hernandez

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