Thursday January 9 2014
Line-ups: Udinese-Inter

Diego Milito and Mateo Kovacic are back in the starting XI as Inter visit Udinese in the Coppa Italia.

The winner of this Round of 16 tie will go on to face Milan or Spezia in the quarter-final on January 22.

It kicks off at the Stadio Friuli at 20.00 GMT.

All eyes are on Milito, who receives his first start since snapping knee ligaments on January 14 2013, almost exactly a year ago.

Croatian teenage talent Kovacic is also given a rare start in the supporting role with Javier Zanetti, Walter Samuel and Zdravko Kuzmanovic.

Fredy Guarin is not rested, as he’ll be suspended in Serie A at the weekend anyway.

Udinese take to the field with Maicosuel and Uruguayan talent Nico Lopez.

Antonio Di Natale, who this week shocked his supporters and teammates when announcing he’ll retire at the end of the season, is on the bench.

Udinese: Kelava; Heurtaux, Danilo, Domizzi; Allan, Badu, Widmer, Gabriel Silva, Pinzi, Maicosuel, Nico Lopez
Udinese bench: Scuffet, Naldo, Bubnjic, Basta, Di Natale, Milnar, Jadson, Douglas, Lazzari, Fernandes, Pereyra, Zielinski

Inter: Carrizo; Campagnaro, Samuel, Andreolli; Zanetti, Guarin, Mudingayi, Kuzmanovic, Nagatomo; Kovacic; Milito
Inter bench: Handanovic, Castellazzi, Jonathan, Juan Jesus, Palacio, Alvarez, Cambiasso, Botta, Ranocchia, Rolando