Thursday August 30 2012
Line-ups: Inter-Vaslui

Inter have Antonio Cassano, Rodrigo Palacio and Philippe Coutinho for the second leg of their Europa League play-off with Vaslui.

The Nerazzurri are in pole position to qualify for the group phase after winning the first leg 2-0 away from home, but remember the struggles they faced after a similar situation with Hajduk Split in the last round.

New buy Cassano is thrown straight in at the deep end again, having already started Sunday’s Serie A opener with Pescara.

This time he is partnered by Palacio – who was suspended at the weekend – and Coutinho rather than Diego Milito and Wesley Sneijder.

Douglas Maicon is not even on the bench, fuelling reports his transfer to Manchester City is imminent.

Julio Cesar is at San Siro this evening and will say goodbye to the fans after completing a move to QPR on Wednesday.

Vaslui make several changes to the line-up that lost 2-0 in Romania a week ago, bringing in goalkeeper Straton, Cordos, Caue’, Tukura and Sburlea.

Kick-off is at 19.45 UK time.


Inter: 12 Castellazzi; 42 Jonathan, 6 Silvestre, 25 Samuel, 40 Juan Jesus; 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso; 55 Nagatomo; 7 Coutinho, 99 Cassano, 8 Palacio
Inter bench: 27 Belec, 10 Sneijder, 14 Guarin, 22 Milito, 23 Ranocchia, 24 Benassi, 88 Livaja

Vaslui: 89 Straton; 3 Varela, 5 Celeban, 8 Antal, 9 Sburlea, 10 Stanciu, 16 Caue, 23 Salageanu, 25 Tukura, 67 Cordos, 79 N'Doye
Vaslui bench: 1 Coman, 18 Sanmartean 20 Milanov, 30 Costin, 33 Charalombous, 40 Varga, 88 Buhaescu