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Fiorentina Vs. Chievo: Season Finale

Fiorentina's clash with Chievo is sure to be without the dull end of season feeling as the Viola head into their final game of the season with plenty still to play for.

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The Flying Donkeys of Chievo Verona provide the opposition as Fiorentina play their last game of the season at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. The viola are just two points behind fourth placed Napoli, who face an extremely tough fixture against Lazio. Vincenzo Montella's team will also be looking over their shoulders at Genoa, the other challengers for fifth place. They line up away to Sassuolo knowing that a win for them and a defeat for Fiorentina would see them clinch fifth place, although they are still waiting to hear whether they have been granted an UEFA licence for next season after the appeal hearing was delayed earlier in the week.

Fiorentina goalkeeper Ciprian Tătăruşanu will start in goal as wantaway Norberto Neto looks to have played his last game for the club, having picked up a suspension against Palermo. Jasmin Kurtić is also suspended and Spanish duo Joaquín and Marcos Alonso will both miss out with thigh injuries. Josip Iličić is again likely to be preferred over out of favour striker Mario Gomez. Chievo have problems of their own with ex-Fiorentina defender Alessandro Gamberini heading up an injury list of Anders Christiansen, Përparim Hetemaj and Federico Mattiello, with Boštjan Cesar suspended. Fiorentina will of course, be the favourites to take the victory, but the gialloblu will have the added incentive of trying to finish above their city rivals Hellas Verona.

Whatever the result, there is a lot of work to be done this summer, starting with resolving the situation of manager Montella who remains undecided about his future. The rumours have been flying, but after yesterday's meeting with owner Andrea Della Valle, Executive Chairman Mario Cognigni and Sporting Director Danielle Prade, a decision from l'aeroplanino should be imminent. This season has certainly been a rollercoaster, and so to continue the good run of form in Serie A and finish the season on a high note is so important in what potentially could be Vincenzo Montella's last game in charge of Fiorentina.

Probable Lineups:

FIORENTINA: (4-3-3) Tătăruşanu; Tomović, Savić, Rodríguez, Pasqual; Mati, Pizarro, Valero; Salah, Gilardino, Iličić

Chievo Verona: (4-4-2) Bardi; Frey, Dainelli, Zukanovic, Biraghi; Schelotto, Izco, Cofie, Birsa; Meggiorini, Paloschi


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