Monday April 18 2011
Eto'o out of Coppa semi

Samuel Eto'o has been left out of the Inter squad for their Coppa Italia semi-final because of injury.

The Cameroon international, arguably the Nerazzurri's best player this term, hasn't been named in the party for Tuesday's Coppa Italia tie at Roma.

The former Barcelona player picked up an ankle problem in the shock 2-0 loss at Parma over the weekend which has ruled him out of contention.

Thankfully for Beneamata boss Leonardo, Diego Milito is nearing full fitness after his recent struggles with injury.

He is one of three strikers named in the squad who could replace Eto'o at the Stadio Olimpico – the others are Giampaolo Pazzini and Goran Pandev.

Douglas Maicon and Thiago Motta return to the fold after they were dropped for the Serie A game on Saturday night.

Inter squad – Goalkeepers: 1 Julio Cesar, 12 Luca Castellazzi, 21 Paolo Orlandoni.

Defenders: 4 Javier Zanetti, 6 Lucio, 13 Maicon, 15 Andrea Ranocchia, 23 Marco Materazzi, 26 Cristian Chivu, 37 Marco Davide Faraoni, 55 Yuto Nagatomo.

Midfielders: 5 Dejan Stankovic, 8 Thiago Motta, 10 Wesley Sneijder, 14 Houssine Kharja, 17 MacDonald Mariga, 19 Esteban Cambiasso, 20 Joel Obi, 29 Philippe Coutinho.

Forwards: 7 Giampaolo Pazzini, 22 Diego Milito, 27 Goran Pandev.

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