NEWS
Saturday March 8 2014
Line-ups: Catania-Cagliari

It’s a relegation dogfight this evening between Catania and Cagliari at the Stadio Massimino.

This Serie A Week 27 tie kicks off at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview.

Catania have picked up the pace since Rolando Maran returned to replace Gigi De Canio, climbing up to penultimate place and just two points adrift of the safety zone.

Cagliari are seven points clear of the relegation zone, but can’t feel safe yet after a series of up and down results that almost saw Coach Diego Lopez fired last month.

Giuseppe Bellusci is suspended for the hosts with Lucas Castro and Sergio Almiron injured.

Francesco Lodi pulls the midfield strings with Gonzalo Bergessio flanked by Keko and Pablo Barrientos.

Cagliari are without Adryan, but welcome back captain Daniele Conti after his two-match ban.

Andrea Cossu is benched in favour of Albin Ekdal behind the strikers, who are Nene and Marco Sau because Victor Ibarbo picked up an injury on international duty with Colombia and Mauricio Pinilla is not 100 per cent fit.

The Sardinians are fresh from beating Udinese 3-0 last week, but are without a single away victory this season.

Catania: Andujar; Peruzzi, Spolli, Rolin, Biraghi; Izco, Lodi, Rinaudo; Barrientos, Bergessio, Keko

Cagliari: Avramov; Pisano, Rossettini, Astori, Avelar; Dessena, Conti, Vecino; Ekdal Nenè, Sau

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