Chivu & Cicinho out of Anglo-Italian clashes

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Cristian Chivu has lost his battle to return from a thigh injury in time for Inter Milan's Champions League last-16 second leg at Manchester United on Wednesday, the Serie A leaders said on their website.

Fellow defender Walter Samuel is in the squad after passing a fitness test.

Inter are short-handed in defence as centre backs Nicolas Burdisso and Marco Materazzi were injured in Saturday's 2-0 win over Genoa. Inter and United drew 0-0 in the first leg in Milan last month.

AS Roma's Brazilian right back Cicinho will have surgery on Monday on a knee ligament injury, the Serie A club said on their website.

Media reports said he would be out for the rest of the season.