NEWS
Saturday April 16 2011
Maicon and Motta dropped

Inter make the trip to Parma for today's game without Douglas Maicon, Thiago Motta and Ivan Cordoba in a surprise decision.

The Nerazzurri must dive back into the Scudetto race after this week's Champions League exit at the hands of Schalke 04.

However, Leonardo will have to do without several of his top stars at the Stadio Tardini in the 19.45 UK time kick-off.

Maicon and Thiago Motta have been left behind due to "a technical decision." This means they are fully fit, but the Coach opted to drop them from the squad. No reason has been given for the surprise decision.

Walter Samuel has still not fully recovered from knee ligament surgery, while Cordoba went under the knife on Friday.

The official club website revealed Colombian defender Cordoba had undergone keyhole surgery on the meniscus in his left knee.

This is likely to move Javier Zanetti to a right-back role with Esteban Cambiasso and Houssine Kharja in midfield.

Dejan Stankovic has recovered from the knock he picked up in Gelsenkirchen.

Inter squad: Julio Cesar, Castellazzi, Orlandoni; Zanetti, Lucio, Ranocchia, Materazzi, Chivu, Faraoni, Nagatomo; Stankovic, Sneijder, Kharja, Mariga, Cambiasso, Obi, Coutinho; Pazzini, Eto'o, Milito, Pandev

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