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Coppa Italia

  • January 15, 2013
  • • 15:00
  • • Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano
  • Referee: L. Banti
  • • Attendance: 8734

Coppa Italia Preview: Inter - Bologna

Coppa Italia Preview: Inter - Bologna

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The Nerazzurri welcome Stefano Pioli's side to the San Siro for a Coppa Italia quarterfinal, as they aim for a semifinal date against either Fiorentina or Roma.


Silvestre, Cambiasso, Chivu
Zanetti, Guarin, Gargano, Pereira
Milito, Cassano


Motta, Antonsson, Portanova, Cherubin
Krhin, Kone, Perez
Gabbiadini, Diamanti

Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni is not expected to ring the changes ahead of the Coppa Italia quarterfinal against Bologna at San Siro on Tuesday.

18-year-old Marco Benassi made his Serie A debut in the 2-0 win over Pescara on the weekend, though he is set to be replaced by Walter Gargano, as the Nerazzurri seek an extended cup run to alleviate their recent sketchy league form.

Wesley Sneijder continues to ponder over a move away from Italy and can be expected to continue his absence from the first team, though Stramaccioni will be hoping his available senior players can see off the Rossoblu and book a place in the final four.

For the visitors, Panagiotis Kone could be preferred to Saphir Taider in midfield, with Alberto Gilardino set to lead the line.

  • Inter has won the Coppa Italia 13 times, with its last triumph coming in 2011.
  • Andrea Stramaccioni's men beat Hellas Verona 2-0 to progress to the last eight.
  • The club sits fourth in Serie A, with one league win in four games, which came on Saturday in a 2-0 victory over Pescara.
  • Inter's last home match against Bologna ended in a 3-0 win for the Rossoblu in February 2012.
  • Bologna sits 14th in Serie A, following its 4-0 rout of Chievo on Saturday.
  • Stefano Pioli's side has beaten Varese, Livorno and cup holders Napoli to progress this far.
  • The club has two Coppa Italia titles to its name, with victories coming in 1970 and 1974.
  • The winner of this tie will face Fiorentina or Roma in the semifinal, with the first leg to be played away on January 22.


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Last Five Matches
2014-05-18Chievo 2 - Inter 1SR-A
2014-05-10Inter 4 - Lazio 1SR-A
2014-05-04Milan 1 - Inter 0SR-A
2014-04-26Inter 0 - Napoli 0SR-A
2014-04-19Parma 0 - Inter 2SR-A
Team News
Available Squads
1Samir HandanoviçGoalkeeper
4Javier ZanettiDefender
26Matías SilvestreDefender
23Andrea RanocchiaDefender
11Á. PereiraDefender
5Juan JesusDefender
13Fredy GuarínMidfielder
-Marco BenassiMidfielder
99Antonio CassanoStriker
9Tommaso RocchiStriker
-Vid BelecGoalkeeper
-Raffaele Di GennaroGoalkeeper
26Cristian ChivuDefender
15Ibrahima MbayeDefender
77McDonald MarigaMidfielder
5Walter GarganoMidfielder
41Joseph DuncanMidfielder
-Daniel BessaMidfielder
19Esteban CambiassoMidfielder
16Gaby MudingayiMidfielder
8Rodrigo PalacioStriker
-Marko LivajaStriker
-Federico AgliardiGoalkeeper
3Archimede MorleoDefender
-Marco MottaDefender
33Frederik SorensenDefender
90Daniele PortanovaDefender
5Mikael AntonssonDefender
-Tiberio GuarenteMidfielder
15Diego PérezMidfielder
36Christian PasquatoStriker
-Alessandro DiamantiStriker
82Alberto GilardinoStriker
1Gianluca CurciGoalkeeper
32Dejan StojanovicGoalkeeper
23M. AberoDefender
-Nicolò CherubinDefender
-Roger CarvalhoDefender
15Rene KrhinMidfielder
-Nico PulzettiMidfielder
24Michele PazienzaMidfielder
33Panagiotis KoneMidfielder
35Daniele PaponiStriker
11Manolo GabbiadiniStriker

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