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Coppa Italia Preview: Inter - Bologna



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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