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  • April 25, 2012
  • • 09:00
  • • Stadio Communale Friuli, Udine
  • Referee: L. Banti
  • • Attendance: 18000
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Serie A Preview: Udinese - Inter

Serie A Preview: Udinese - Inter

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The Nerazzurri will be hoping to keep their dreams of reaching Europe's elite club competition alive when they visit the Zebrette at the Stadio Friuli in Serie A.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

UDINESE

Handanovic
Benatia, Danilo, Domizzi
Basta, Pinzi, Pazienza, Asamoah, Pasquale
Torje
Di Natale
INTER

Julio Cesar
Maicon, Lucio, Ranocchia, Nagatomo
Cambiasso, Stankovic
Obi, Alvarez, Zarate
Milito
Udinese goes into Wednesday's visit of Inter with the absences of Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu and Andrea Coda, while Mauricio Isla has been ruled out for the rest of the season. Gelson Fernandes, meanwhile, is suspended following his yellow card in the goalless draw with Chievo over the weekend.

As a result, Maurizio Domizzi, Giovanni Pasquale, Gianpiero Pinzi and Gabriel Torje will come in for Coda, Pablo Armero, Fernandes and Paulo Barreto in Francesco Guidolin's starting XI.

As for Inter, Walter Samuel is not expected to return until the penultimate match of the season, while Castaignos is dealing with a hamstring injury and will miss out on the trip to the Friuli. Also, Javier Zanetti and Cristian Chivu are to take late fitness tests prior to the match.

Consequently, Andrea Ranocchia, Yuto Nagatomo and Dejan Stankovic are ready to come in to take the places of Zanetti, Andrea Poli and Diego Forlan on Wednesday.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Udinese has picked up only one win in its last eight encounters.
  • The Zebrette have suffered only one loss in their 16 Serie A matches at the Stadio Friuli this season.
  • Guidolin's men have been held scoreless five times in the past 10 games.
  • Inter is unbeaten since Andrea Stramaccioni replaced Claudio Ranieri and has scored nine goals during that span.
  • The Nerazzurri have secured only one win in their last seven league matches away from San Siro.
  • Inter had found the back of the net on just 16 occasions in 18 fixtures away from home.

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1Samir HandanoviçGoalkeeper
5DaniloDefender
-Dušan BastaDefender
11Maurizio DomizziDefender
4Mehdi BenatiaDefender
27Pablo ArmeroDefender
24Michele PazienzaMidfielder
22Kwadwo AsamoahMidfielder
66Giampiero PinziMidfielder
10Antonio Di NataleStriker
83Antonio Floro FloresStriker
30Daniele PadelliGoalkeeper
26L. EkstrandDefender
26Giovanni PasqualeDefender
-Almen AbdiMidfielder
-Gabriel TorjeMidfielder
-Roberto PereyraMidfielder
10Paulo Vitor BarretoStriker
1Julio CésarGoalkeeper
33LúcioDefender
13MaiconDefender
23Andrea RanocchiaDefender
55Yuto NagatomoDefender
10Dejan StankovicMidfielder
10Wesley SneijderMidfielder
-Ricardo ÁlvarezMidfielder
13Fredy GuarínMidfielder
5Esteban CambiassoMidfielder
22Diego MilitoStriker
-Luca CastellazziGoalkeeper
-Iván Ramiro CórdobaDefender
16Andrea PoliMidfielder
20J. ObiMidfielder
6Marco FaraoniDefender
11Giampaolo PazziniStriker
10M. ZárateStriker

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