Inter have to reshuffle yet again amid an injury crisis against Cagliari, played on neutral turf in Trieste.
This game was moved to the Stadio Nereo Rocco after continuing problems with the Is Arenas. Click here for a match preview .
Andrea Stramaccioni has to contend with both an injury crisis and preparing for Wednesday’s Coppa Italia semi-final against Roma.
Antonio Cassano joined Rodrigo Palacio, Diego Milito, Cristian Chivu, Dejan Stankovic, Luca Castellazzi, Gaby Mudingayi, Joel Obi and Ibrahima Mbaye on the treatment table.
Walter Gargano returns from suspension, but the Nerazzurri’s confidence is low after the 4-3 home defeat to Atalanta.
Tommaso Rocchi is the only available striker and starts with Ricky Alvarez in a new supporting role and Fredy Guarin as trequartista.
Andrea Ranocchia and Walter Samuel are rested ahead of the Roma game.
Cagliari have lost just one of their last 12 games and welcome back Andrea Cossu and Nicola Murru from suspension.
Midfield dynamo Radja Nainggolan sits out a ban and is an important loss, while Francesco Pisano and Vlada Avramov are unavailable.
Cossu sits in the ‘hole’ behind Thiago Ribeiro and the pacy Victor Ibarbo.
Cagliari: 1 Agazzi; 24 Perico, 15 Rossettini, 13 Astori, 29 Murru; 21 Dessena, 5 Conti, 20 Ekdal; 7 Cossu; 19 Thiago Ribeiro, 23 Ibarbo
Cagliari bench: 26 Anedda, 3 Ariaudo, 22 Cabrera, 32 Casarini, 18 Nenè, 51 Pinilla, 27 Sau
Inter: 1 Handanovic; 4 Zanetti, 6 Silvestre, 40 Juan Jesus, 31 Pereira; 21 Gargano, 10 Kovacic, 19 Cambiasso; 14 Guarin; 11 Alvarez, 18 Rocchi
Inter bench: 27 Belec, 30 Carrizo, 23 Ranocchia, 25 Samuel, 42 Jonathan, 55 Nagatomo, 17 Kuzmanovic, 24 Benassi, 60 Belloni, 45 Forte
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