Inter are decimated and forced to completely revamp for tonight’s Lombardy Derby against Atalanta. Click here for a match preview.
The 2-0 midweek win at Sampdoria revived their recent results, but they’ve lost Rodrigo Palacio for at least a month with a thigh strain.
Diego Milito, Cristian Chivu, Dejan Stankovic, Joel Obi, Luca Castellazzi and Gaby Mudingayi are also injured, plus Walter Gargano suspended for this fixture.
It forces Coach Andrea Stramaccioni into a complete revamp, as Antonio Cassano and Tommaso Rocchi are the only available strikers.
Rocchi hasn’t found the net for 14 months, but starts alongside Cassano with Fredy Guarin in a supporting role.
Ezequiel Schelotto faces his former teammates, who he left in January, but is only on the bench to begin with.
Inter adopt a three-man defence with Esteban Cambiasso back from suspension in midfield.
Atalanta also have problems picking a side, as Stefano Lucchini and goalkeeper Andrea Consigli both sit out bans with Maxi Moralez, Guido Marilungo and Igor Budan sidelined.
Ciro Polito takes the gloves, while German Denis leads the attack with Giacomo Bonaventura.
The Orobici are in mourning after former President Ivan Ruggeri died on Saturday.
Inter: Handanovic; Ranocchia, Samuel, Juan Jesus; Zanetti, Kovacic, Cambiasso, Pereira; Guarin; Rocchi, Cassano
Atalanta: Polito; Scaloni, Stendardo, Canini; Raimondi, Cigarini, Carmona, Biondini, Del Grosso; Bonaventura; Denis
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