After starting off the friendly season with a youth-heavy approach, Paulo Sousa now gives some veterans a little bit of run in the second Fiorentina friendly of the summer. Also keep an eye out for Ahmed Hegazy farther forward, as reports out of Moena say the big Egyptian has worked as a holding midfielder in practice. Such is the excitement of a mid-summer friendly.
Gyirmot SE hails from the Hungarian suburb of Gyirmot, outside the city of Gyor. Founded in 1994, they finished third in the Hungarian second division last season, barely missing promotion. After scalping Roma 2-1 on Saturday, they'll probably be after another big win, so this could end up being a slightly more intense affair than anyone expects.
Sousa fields an interesting mix of veterans and youngsters in this one. Gomez should be able to get on the score sheet; also watch for Bernardeschi on the left, instead of his preferred right wing. Other than that, it should be interesting to see how Bagadur and Bangu fare alongside some star performers like Savic and Valero. Most of the predictions I've seen have Fiorentina winning by about 3-0, but don't underestimate the feisty opposition.
Fiorentina (4-3-3): Tatarusanu; Tomović, Bagadur, Savic, Alonso; Valero, Capezzi, Bangu; Joaquin, Gomez, Bernardeschi
Bench: Lezzerini, Camporese, Gonzalo, Hegazy, Bittante, Bakic, Vecino, Diakhite, Ilicic, Rebic, Makarov, Fazzi, Petriccione, Venuti
Gyirmot: Somogji; Volgyi, Balogh, Lazar, Nagy; Kiss, Madarasz; Beliczki, Paku, Szegi; Atilla Simon
Bench: Sebok, Hajba, Lengyel, Presinger, Horath, Molnar, Farkas, Toth, Andras Simon