Wednesday May 2 2012
Line-ups: Parma-Inter

Inter have Diego Milito, Wesley Sneijder and the returning Walter Samuel in the starting XI for their trip to Parma this evening.

The Nerazzurri are in joint third place with Udinese, Lazio and Napoli, so the battle for a Champions League spot is raging.

They visit the Stadio Tardini at 19.45 UK time and are without Javier Zanetti, Cristian Chivu and Luc Castaignos.

Mauro Zarate is rested, while Milito and Samuel return to the line-up. Dejan Stankovic’s ban has now expired.

Parma have Massimo Gobbi suspended along with the injured Sergio Floccari, MacDonald Mariga and Antonio Mirante.

Sebastian Giovinco leads the attack with a rare start for attacking midfielder Jose Fernando Marques, leaving ex-Roma and Fulham forward Stefano Okaka on the bench.

It is a special game for Jonathan, who is owned by Inter and was signed last summer as the ‘new Douglas Maicon,’ but did not settle and was loaned to Parma in January.

Parma: 1 Pavarini; 5 Zaccardo, 29 Paletta, 6 Lucarelli; 2 Jonathan, 80 Valiani, 17 Valdes, 8 Galloppa, 7 Biabiany; 32 Marques, 10 Giovinco

Parma bench:92 Gallinetta, 33 Santacroce, 23 Modesto, 24 Musacci, 4 Morrone, 22 Palladino, 21 Okaka

Inter: 1 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel, 55 Nagatomo; 19 Cambiasso, 5 Stankovic, 20 Obi; 11 Alvarez, 10 Sneijder; 22 Milito

Inter bench: 12 Castellazzi, 23 Ranocchia, 37 Faraoni, 18 Poli, 41 Duncan, 7 Pazzini, 28 Zarate