Thiago Motta starts perhaps his last game in an Inter jersey tonight as Wesley Sneijder faces Ezequiel Lavezzi’s Napoli in the Coppa Italia quarter-final.
The winners of tonight’s one-off match at the San Paolo will go on to play Siena in the semi, as the Tuscans earned a surprise 1-0 victory away to Chievo this evening.
Claudio Ranieri’s choices are limited for the line-up, as Giampaolo Pazzini and Lucio pulled out with flu symptoms earlier today.
Sneijder has been chosen as the sole support for Diego Milito, while Andrea Ranocchia steps in to central defence.
Thiago Motta’s agent confirmed this may well be his final appearance before a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.
Napoli are taking no chances and field the Three Tenors, as Lavezzi makes his first start of 2012 alongside Edinson Cavani and Marek Hamsik.
Lavezzi had been out of action with a thigh strain for the last month, but made his comeback in the second half of the 1-1 draw at Siena on Sunday.
Napoli: 1 De Sanctis; 14 Campagnaro, 28 Cannavaro, 6 Aronica; 11 Maggio, 23 Gargano, 88 Inler, 18 Zuniga; 17 Hamsik, 22 Lavezzi; 7 Cavani
Napoli bench: 83 Rosati, 8 Dossena, 16 Vargas, 20 Dzemaili, 21 Fernandez, 29 Pandev, 85 Britos
Inter: 12 Castellazzi; 13 Maicon, 23 Ranocchia, 25 Samuel, 26 Chivu; 4 Zanetti, 8 Thiago Motta, 19 Cambiasso, 20 Obi; 10 Sneijder, 22 Milito
Inter bench: 1 Julio Cesar, 2 Cordoba, 37 Faraoni, 11 Alvarez, 18 Poli, 28 Zarate, 30 Castaignos