APPIANO GENTILE - Fresh from Inter Primavera's round of sixteen victory over Genoa, Leonardo Bonucci and Giuseppe Figliomeni have been drafted into Roberto Mancini's squad for Sunday evening's Serie A match against Empoli.
Right-back/central defender, born in Viterbo on 1 May 1987. Second season with Inter after first season on loan from Viterbese. Made first-team debut in Cagliari 2-2 Inter on 14 May 2006. Has played for Mancini's side three time since then: in Messina 0-1 Inter (Tim Cup, 9 November 2006), Inter 2-0 Empoli (Tim Cup, 9 January 2007) and Inter 0-0 Sampdoria (Tim Cup, 1 February 2007). Joined Treviso on co-ownership deal during January window but will play on loan at Inter until 30 June 2007. Shirt number 51.
Central defender, born in Reggio Calabria on 2 June 1987. Joined Inter on loan from Crotone during January transfer window. Inter have option to buy player at end of loan spell. Has collected 15 appearances in Primavera Championship, Primavera Tim Cup and Carnival Cup games this season, playing often in a central midfield role. Inter v Empoli is his first call-up to Mancini's team. Shirt number: 62.
In three seasons at Inter, Roberto Mancini has handed first-team debuts to 18 Primavera players:
Leonardo Bolzoni (01-02-07, Inter v Sampdoria, Coppa Italia)
Simone Fautario (17-01-07, Inter v Empoli, Coppa Italia)
Sebastian Ribas (17-01-07, Inter v Empoli, Coppa Italia)
Ludovic Biabiany (17-01-07, Inter v Empoli, Coppa Italia)
Attila Filkor (09-11-06, Messina v Inter, Coppa Italia)
Ibrahim Maaroufi (25-10-06, Inter v Livorno, Serie A)
Leonardo Bonucci (14-05-06, Cagliari v Inter, Serie A)
Ilario Aloe (14-05-06, Cagliari v Inter, Serie A)
Domenico Germinale (14-05-06, Cagliari v Inter, Serie A)
Goran Slavkovski (07-05-06, Inter v Siena, Serie A)
Daniel Maa Boumsong (30-11-05, Parma v Inter, Coppa Italia)
Matteo Momentè (30-11-05, Parma v Inter, Coppa Italia)
Fabrizio Biava (15-06-05, Inter v Roma, Coppa Italia)
Marco Andreolli (29-05-05, Inter v Reggina, Serie A)
Tijani Belaid (29-05-05, Inter v Reggina, Serie A)
Hernan Paolo Dellafiore (07-12-04, Inter v Anderlecht, Champions League)
Dino Marino (21-11-04, Inter v Bologna, Coppa Italia)
Riccardo Meggiorini (14-11-04, Cagliari v Inter, Serie A)