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January 16, 2013 1:30 AM IST
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Inter - Bologna Preview: Stramaccioni's men fight with Rossoblu for place in last four

The Nerazzurri welcome Stefano Pioli's side to San Siro for a Coppa Italia quarter-final, as they aim for a semi-final date against either Fiorentina or Roma

By Mohammed Ali

Esteban Cambiasso - Inter
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Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni is not expected to ring the changes ahead of the Coppa Italia quarter-final 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 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 have won the Coppa Italia seven times, with their last triumph coming in 2011.
  • Andrea Stramaccioni's men beat Hellas Verona 2-0 to progress to the last eight.
  • The club sit fourth in Serie A, with one league win in four, 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 sit 14th in Serie A, following their 4-0 rout of Chievo on Saturday.
  • Stefano Pioli's side have beaten Varese, Livorno and cup holders Napoli to progress this far.
  • The club have two Coppa Italia titles to their name, with their victories coming in 1970 and 1974.
  • The winner of this tie will face Fiorentina or Roma in the semi-final, with the first leg to be played away on 22 January.

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Available Squads
1Samir HandanoviçGoalkeeper
4Javier ZanettiDefender
26Matías SilvestreDefender
23Andrea RanocchiaDefender
11Á. PereiraDefender
5Juan JesusDefender
13Fredy GuarínMidfielder
24Marco 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
7Marko LivajaStriker
-Federico AgliardiGoalkeeper
3Archimede MorleoDefender
-Marco MottaDefender
6Frederik SorensenDefender
90Daniele PortanovaDefender
5Mikael AntonssonDefender
-Tiberio GuarenteMidfielder
15Diego PérezMidfielder
-Christian PasquatoStriker
-Alessandro DiamantiStriker
11Alberto GilardinoStriker
1Gianluca CurciGoalkeeper
32Dejan StojanovicGoalkeeper
23M. AberoDefender
21Nicolò CherubinDefender
-Roger CarvalhoDefender
4Rene KrhinMidfielder
-Nico PulzettiMidfielder
24Michele PazienzaMidfielder
33Panagiotis KoneMidfielder
35Daniele PaponiStriker
11Manolo GabbiadiniStriker
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