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Fiorentina vs. PAOK: Lineups and Work-Avoidance Homepage

Mario Gomez makes his first start in since September, while Montella swaps the entire midfield ahead of Napoli

I think "winning" is over thataway. Photo
I think "winning" is over thataway. Photo
Gabriele Maltinti

Fiorentina face off against Greek side PAOK in the first of the return group league fixtures shortly, and the lineups are up. La Viola will look to continue a perfect Europa League record, and can even clinch qualification to the next round today with a victory.

Vincenzo Montella has clearly selected a side with an eye on Sunday's big match against Napoli. The aeroplanino has rested the whole midfield and changed the formation, and for some players this feels like a run around to improve their form before facing the Neapolitans: Gonzalo, Pizarro, and Cuadrado all have points to prove after Sunday's disastrous performances, and Mario Gomez needs to get minutes in his legs. Let's hope the home fans get a fine display to warm themselves ahead of the weekend!


FIORENTINA (4-3-3): Tatarusanu; Tomovic, Gonzalo, Basanta, Pasqual; Kurtic, Pizarro, Lazzari; Cuadrado, Gomez, Vargas

PAOK (4-2-3-1): Glykos; Kitsiou, Miguel Vitor, Katsikas, Spyropoulos; Tzandaris, Tziolis; Salpingidis, Golasa, Pereyra; Athanasiadis