TEAM NEWS: Pazzini and Forlan start for Inter against Bologna

With striker Diego Milito ruled out through injury, Nerazzurri coach Claudio Ranieri opts to recall two players who only made the bench for last weekend's defeat by Novara
Giampaolo Pazzini and Diego Forlan will both start for Inter in Friday night's Serie A clash with Bologna at San Siro.

The pair only made the bench for last weekend's dismal defeat at home to Novara but, with Diego Milito having been ruled out through injury, Pazzini will lead the line against the Rossoblu, while Forlan will play alongside Wesley Sneijder and Marco Faraoni in a three-pronged attacking unit just behind the former Sampdoria striker.

Argentine duo Javier Zanetti and Esteban Cambiasso have been charged with protecting a back four which has been buoyed by the return from suspension of right-back Maicon and the availability of goalkeeper Julio Cesar, who had been a minor doubt for the game.

However, Walter Samuel again misses out, meaning Andrea Ranocchia will line up alongside Lucio at the heart of the Nerazzurri defence.

As for Bologna, Nico Pulzetti misses out with a thigh problem but Panagiotis Kone has recovered from a muscle strain and has been included among the substitutes.

Inter (4-2-3-1): Julio Cesar; Maicon, Lucio, Ranocchia, Nagatomo; Zanetti, Cambiasso; Faraoni, Sneijder, Forlan; Pazzini.

Subs: Castellazzi, Chivu, Poli, Palombo, Obi, Zarate, Castaignos.

Bologna (3-4-2-1): Gillet; Raggi, Portanova, Antonsson; Garics, Perez, Mudingayi, Morleo; Ramirez, Diamanti; Di Vaio.

Subs: Agliardi, Taider, Pulzetti, Cherubin, Kone, Rubin, Acquafresca.

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