NEWS
Saturday February 23 2013
Line-ups: Palermo-Genoa

Fabrizio Miccoli, Josip Ilicic and Diego Fabbrini lead Palermo’s attack in a relegation dogfight with on-form Genoa.

These teams started the season hoping to challenge for Europe, but instead find themselves mired in the relegation battle. Click here for a match preview.

Both clubs are on their third Coach of the season, as Davide Ballardini took over from Gigi De Canio and Gigi Del Neri.

Alberto Malesani came in after Giuseppe Sannino and Gian Piero Gasperini failed, but he is facing a Genoa side that sacked him twice last term.

Palermo are still without Abel Hernandez and Andrea Mantovani, but welcome back captain Miccoli to partner Ilicic and ex-Udinese starlet Fabbrini.

The Sicilians are without a win in 11, which includes six defeats, while Genoa are still unbeaten under Ballardini.

The Grifone make the trip without the injured Bosko Jankovic, Antonio Floro Flores, Mattia Cassani and Ruben Olivera.

Ciro Immobile is again benched in favour of Andrea Bertolacci and Marco Borriello, while Juan Manuel Vargas and Francelino Matuzalem return to the starting XI.

Palermo: Sorrentino; Munoz, Von Bergen, Aronica, Garcia; Barreto, Arevalo Rios, Kurtic; Ilicic, Fabbrini; Miccoli
Palermo bench: Benussi, Viola, Dossena, Dybala, Anselmo, Boselli, Faurlin, Sperduti, Nelson, Donati, Brichetto, Formica

Genoa: Frey; Granqvist, Portanova, Manfredini; Rossi, Kucka, Matuzalem, Vargas, Antonelli; Bertolacci; Borriello
Genoa bench: Tzorvas, Bovo, Ferronetti, Rigoni, Immobile, Jorquera, Moretti, Tozser, Stillo, Pisano

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