Sunday August 18 2013
Line-ups: Inter-Cittadella

Inter play their first official match of the season in today’s Coppa Italia against Cittadella.

The Third Round tie kicks off at San Siro at 17.30 UK time and is a one-off match.

The Nerazzurri have to start the competition so early because they finished ninth in Serie A last season, so it is their earliest entry since 1996-97.

Serie B side Cittadella got through the Second Round with a 1-0 victory over Savona.

Esteban Cambiasso starts on his 33rd birthday, though Diego Milito, Javier Zanetti, Walter Samuel and Cristian Chivu are still injured.

Despite being ‘tired’ after international duty, Rodrigo Palacio is given the all-clear to partner Mauro Icardi.

Inter: Handanovic; Campagnaro, Ranocchia, Juan Jesus; Jonathan, Guarin, Cambiasso, Alvarez, Nagatomo; Palacio, Icardi

Cittadella: Di Gennaro; Pecorini, Coly, Pellizzer, Marino; Di Roberto, Paolucci, La Camera, Lora; Dumitru, Minesso

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