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  • April 7, 2012
  • • 9:00 AM
  • • Stadio Nereo Rocco, Trieste
  • Referee: M. Guida
  • • Attendance: 19000
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Serie A Preview: Cagliari - Inter

Serie A Preview: Cagliari - Inter

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The Beneamata will be hoping to inch closer to a European place when they pay a visit to the Stadio Nereo Rocco in Trieste to face the Sardinians on Saturday.


PROBABLE LINE-UPS
CAGLIARI


Agazzi
Pisano, Astori, Canini, Agostini
Ekdal, Conti, Nainggolan
Cossu
Thiago Ribeiro, Pinilla
INTER


Castellazzi
Nagatomo, Ranocchia, Samuel, Zanetti
Poli, Cambiasso, Stankovic
Zarate, Milito, Forlan


Cagliari coach Massimo Ficcadenti will be unable to call on Daniele Dessena who is out for the season. Rui Sampaio will also miss the encounter, but Davide Astori is ready to return to the fold.

Saturday's match will be played in Trieste because the Stadio Sant'Elia is unavailable due to a dispute between the club and the city's local council over renovation work at the stadium.

Meanwhile, Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni will once again be without the services of influential duo Maicon and Wesley Sneijder, who are nursing knee and groin injuries respectively. Luc Castaignos will also miss out on Saturday's festivities due to a thigh problem.

Veteran goalkeeper Luca Castellazzi will deputize for Julio Cesar who picked up a red card last weekend against Genoa. Lucio is also suspended. Ricky Alvarez is nearing a return but is not yet ready to rejoin the first team.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Cagliari has won four out of its last five matches at home, outscoring its opponents 12-5 in the process.
  • The Sardinians have kept two clean sheets in their last three encounters.
  • Ficcadenti's men have failed to score in 14 of their 30 Serie A matches this season.
  • Inter has lost four out of its last five Serie A games away from San Siro and has been outscored 8-2 during that span.
  • The Nerazzurri have conceded 10 goals in their last five league matches.
  • Stramaccioni's side has lost eight games by a one-goal margin this term.

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Last Five Matches
Cagliari
May 18, 2014Juventus 3 - Cagliari 0SR-A
May 11, 2014Cagliari 0 - Chievo 1SR-A
May 6, 2014Napoli 3 - Cagliari 0SR-A
Apr 27, 2014Cagliari 1 - Parma 0SR-A
Apr 19, 2014Genoa 1 - Cagliari 2SR-A
Inter
May 18, 2014Chievo 2 - Inter 1SR-A
May 10, 2014Inter 4 - Lazio 1SR-A
May 4, 2014Milan 1 - Inter 0SR-A
Apr 26, 2014Inter 0 - Napoli 0SR-A
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Available Squads
-Michael AgazziGoalkeeper
13Davide AstoriDefender
14Francesco PisanoDefender
-Michele CaniniDefender
33Alessandro AgostiniDefender
23Radja NainggolanMidfielder
5Daniele ContiMidfielder
7Andrea CossuMidfielder
20Albin EkdalMidfielder
-Thiago RibeiroStriker
51Mauricio PinillaStriker
25Vlada AvramovGoalkeeper
-Lorenzo AriaudoDefender
24Gabriele PericoDefender
-Nicolas BoviMidfielder
-Joaquin LarriveyStriker
18NenêStriker
23Víctor IbarboStriker
-Luca CastellazziGoalkeeper
4Javier ZanettiDefender
13Andrea RanocchiaDefender
25Walter SamuelDefender
26Cristian ChivuDefender
10Dejan StankovicManager/Coach
13Fredy GuarínMidfielder
5Esteban CambiassoMidfielder
10Diego ForlánStriker
22Diego MilitoStriker
9Mauro ZárateStriker
-Paolo OrlandoniGoalkeeper
-Iván Ramiro CórdobaDefender
55Yuto NagatomoDefender
17Angelo PalomboMidfielder
16Andrea PoliMidfielder
20Joel ObiMidfielder
11Giampaolo PazziniStriker

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