Trap drafts in cover
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The rigours of a taxing Serie A Sunday saw a number of players pick up knocks, prompting Trapattoni to draft in cover.
Internazionale duo Marco Materazzi and Christian Vieri will see the national team`s doctors on Monday to have their fitness checked, but Trapattoni does not want to risk half-fit players.
Juventus defender Mark Iuliano and Milan midfielder Demetrio Albertini were also forced out, prompting the call for Brescia defender Daniele Bonera, Milan midfielder Massimo Ambrosini, Juventus` Alessio Tacchinardi and Stefano Fiore of Lazio.
Roma forward Marco Delvecchio and Atalanta ace Cristiano Doni are also doubts, with Parma`s Marco Di Vaio on stand-by should either fail to make the game.