Friday February 25 2011
Leo has defensive headache

Internazionale boss Leonardo has a defence to invent for the Serie A trip to Sampdoria this weekend.

Andrea Ranocchia joined Walter Samuel on the sidelines in midweek when he limped off against Bayern Munich, while Ivan Cordoba is also a doubt.

To make matters worse for the Brazilian Coach, star right-back Douglas Maicon is out of the Marassi trip through suspension.

Javier Zanetti will thus come into the defence on the right, while Lucio will definitely start in the middle.

Cristian Chivu will also play but Leonardo will have to decide whether to field him centrally or as a left-back.

If he places the Romanian on the flank then Marco Materazzi will start in the middle, if he opts to play the former Roma man alongside Lucio then Yuto Nagatomo will begin instead of Matrix.

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