Wednesday February 1 2012
Line-ups: Inter-Palermo

Wesley Sneijder is given another chance to start as Inter welcome Palermo this evening.

The Dutchman has been at the centre of controversy in recent days, as he is struggling to fit into the 4-4-2 system that developed during his injury lay-off.

He was substituted at half-time in the 1-0 defeat to Lecce and had an on the field row with teammate Giampaolo Pazzini.

However, Sneijder is in the starting XI this evening in his favoured trequartista role behind Giampaolo Pazzini and Diego Milito.

Inter need a boost after their run of eight consecutive victories in all competition was terminated by two defeats in a row against Napoli (Coppa Italia) and Lecce (Serie A).

Dejan Stankovic, Diego Forlan and Marco Davide Faraoni are sidelined.

Palermo are without Abel Hernandez and Armin Bacinovic, but can count on Fabrizio Miccoli and Igor Budan.

Emiliano Viviano faces the club that still part-owns his contract, as he joined Palermo in a co-ownership deal last month.

There is snow in Milan, but the San Siro field appears to be holding up well.

Inter: 1 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 23 Ranocchia, 55 Nagatomo; 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso, 18 Poli; 10 Sneijder; 7 Pazzini, 22 Milito
Inter bench: 12 Castellazzi, 2 Cordoba, 26 Chivu, 17 Palombo, 20 Obi, 28 Zarate, 30 Castaignos
Palermo: 1 Viviano: 6 Munoz, 2 Mantovani, 3 Silvestre, 42 Balzaretti; 31 Pisano, 23 Donati, 5 E Barreto; 14 Bertolo; 9 Budan, 10 Miccoli
Palermo bench: 33 Tzorvas, 13 Aguirregaray, 17 Vazquez, 20 Acquah, 24 Mehmeti, 27 Ilicic, 31 Pisano

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