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Saturday April 19 2014
Line-ups: Parma-Inter

Antonio Cassano is back to face his former club as Parma host Inter in a play-off for the Europa League.

It kicks off at the Stadio Tardini at 14.00 UK time (13.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

Only two points separate the Ducali from the Nerazzurri going into this clash, so a win would allow Parma to leapfrog into fifth place.

Cassano returns from two weeks out with a sprained ankle to face his old teammates and is joined by another ex-Inter man Jonathan Biabiany, but Raffaele Palladino is preferred to Ezequiel Schelotto.

Walter Gargano also knows Walter Mazzarri well from their time together at Napoli.

Inter have been losing momentum recently, but were boosted by a 4-0 victory away to 10-man Sampdoria last week.

Mauro Icardi hit the headlines more for his love triangle with Maxi Lopez and persistent Twitter feud than the goals he scored at Marassi.

The 21-year-old Argentine starts again with Rodrigo Palacio, but Andrea Ranocchia is suspended with Jonathan, Juan Jesus and Ricky Alvarez injured.

It gives Mateo Kovacic another opportunity to pull the strings in midfield with Hugo Campagnaro returning in defence.

Inter’s last win at the Stadio Tardini was in 2008, when they secured the Scudetto and sent the home side down to Serie B.

Parma: Mirante; Cassani, Paletta, Lucarelli, Molinaro; Gargano, Marchionni, Parolo; Biabiany, Cassano, Palladino

Parma bench: Pavarini, Bajza, Felipe, Rossini, Gobbi, Acquah, Munari, Obi, Mauri, Schelotto, Amauri, Cerri

Inter: Handanovic; Campagnaro, Samuel, Rolando; D’Ambrosio, Hernanes, Cambiasso, Kovacic, Nagatomo; Palacio, Icardi

Inter bench: Carrizo, Castellazzi, Andreolli, Zanetti, Taider, Kuzmanovic, Guarin, Botta, Milito

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