All hands on deck! The string of bad luck continues for Palermo. Whether it’s the result on the pitch or lack of a full squad to choose from, Palermo simply have not had much good fortune this season. Now, in a must-win scenario, the Rosanero will be without Dossena, Ilicic and Miccoli while trying to win for the first time away from home this term.
The Stadio Bentegodi will wlecome (or boo) the return of longtime keeper Stefano Sorrentino. The veteran and his former DS have been in the media the past week exchanging barbs about the former’s tenure in Verona. Sorrentino expects to be jeered (inexplicably) but will certainly give it his all against his ex-team. Malesani has opted for a four-man back line, but neither Nelson nor the injured Dossena will be a part of that defense. In the midfield, the Palermo boss will hope that the trio of Barreto, Rios and Kurtic can boss the center of the pitch and control the play. It’s still unknown who will be the main distributor among those three. Without Ilicic (also dealing with an injury), Malesani will give way to Formica and the impressive Fabbrini behind Boselli. Miccoli will miss his fourth game unless he comes on as a sub. The Rosanero captain came down with a terrible bout of the flu and didn’t make the trip with the rest of the team to Verona. Yet, he took a private flight to meet the team and will at least be on the bench.
The only thing that matters, though, is getting three points. The window is closing quickly and the opportunities are vanishing. Forza Palermo, sempre.
Official Palermo Lineup
Morganella – Munoz – Aronica – Garcia
Barreto – Rios – Kurtic
Formica – Fabbrini
Palermo bench: Benussi; Dossena, Nelson, Von Bergen; Anselmo, Donati, Faurlin, Ilicic, Viola; Dybala, Miccoli, Sperduti
SIAMO TERRONI E CE NE VANTIAMOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!