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Saturday October 19 2013
Line-ups: Cagliari-Catania

Cagliari finally return home to the Stadio Sant’Elia and want to celebrate with a win over Catania.

The Serie A match kicks off at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for a preview.

This stadium had not hosted a game since April 1 2012, as the Sardinians used the Is Arenas, Parma’s Stadio Tardini and Stadio Nereo Rocco in Trieste.

The dispute with the local council has finally been resolved and reconstruction work has begun, so currently only 5,000 spectators are allowed in.

It’s still a bonus for Cagliari and their players will be able to count on home advantage once more.

There are some problems for Coach Diego Lopez, as he is without the injured Daniele Dessena or Albin Ekdal.

Andrea Cossu and Daniele Conti return to bolster the side, though, while Marco Sau is able to play despite fracturing his nose in training this week.

Catania had a very bad start to the season, but appear to be back on track with four points from the last two rounds.

They only failed to beat Genoa last time out because of a last-gasp own goal.

Nicolas Spolli, Kingsley Boateng and Sebastian Leto have not made the trip, so Giuseppe Bellusci and Cristiano Biraghi start in defence, while Alberto Frison takes the gloves as Mariano Andujar is tired after international duty.

Catania won away to Cagliari only once in 2006, managing four draws and five defeats.

Cagliari: Agazzi; Perico, Rossettini, Astori, Murru; Cabrera, Conti, Nainggolan; Cossu; Ibarbo, Sau

Catania: Frison; Alvarez, Bellusci, Legrottaglie, Biraghi; Izco, Almiron, Plasil; Barrientos, Bergessio, Castro

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