Saturday February 26 2011
Ranocchia makes surprise Samp trip

There is confusion at Inter, as Andrea Ranocchia and Thiago Motta are in the squad despite injuries.

Ranocchia suffered a knee problem during the 1-0 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich and was expected to be out for several weeks.

However, he is in the side travelling to Marassi for tomorrow night's game with Sampdoria.

Alongside him is midfielder Thiago Motta, who was also thought to be unavailable, though it remains unlikely either will be able to play.

Douglas Maicon is suspended, while Esteban Cambiasso, Diego Milito, Ivan Cordoba and Walter Samuel are on the treatment table.

Coach Leonardo has called in three players – Denis Alibec, Sebastian Carlsen and Felice Natalino – who will join the squad after their Viareggio Tournament game with the youth team.

Inter squad: 1 Julio Cesar, 12 Luca Castellazzi, 21 Paolo Orlandoni; 4 Javier Zanetti, 6 Lucio, 15 Andrea Ranocchia, 23 Marco Materazzi, 26 Cristian Chivu, 55 Yuto Nagatomo, 57 Felice Natalino; 5 Dejan Stankovic, 8 Thiago Motta, 10 Wesley Sneijder, 14 Houssine Kharja, 17 MacDonald Mariga, 20 Joel Obi, 29 Philippe Coutinho, 56 Sebastian Carlsen; 7 Giampaolo Pazzini, 9 Samuel Eto'o, 27 Goran Pandev, 31 Denis Alibec