Paulo Sousa has surprisingly held Khouma Babacar out of the starting XI in favor of in-form Nikola Kalinic. Youngster Federico Chiesa will get a surprise start in a shape that could quickly become a 4-3-2-1 as Borja Valero drops back.
Slovan Liberec manager Jindrich Trpisovsky has really shuffled his deck, opting to shift leftback Vladimir Coufal into an unfamiliar centerback role and drop right-sided midfielder Daniel Bartl in at leftback. Farther forward, striker Miroslav Markovic will be surprised to start, as he’s usually the third-choice hitman.
Fiorentina (4-2-3-1): Tatarusanu; Tomovic, Gonzalo (c), de Maio, Milic; Sanchez, Cristoforo; Ilicic, Valero, Chiesa; Kalinic
Slovan Liberec (4-2-3-1): Hladky; Coufal (c), Hovorka, Bartosak, Bartl; Sykora, Sevcik; Vuch, Folprecht, Sukennik; Markovic
How to watch
TV: Check ESPN2 or ESPN Deportes in the Western Hemisphere. BeIn may carry it elsewhere, but probably not. Otherwise, this’ll be a computer-only sort of match.
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Alright, folks, let’s buckle up for some Europa League action. Forza Viola.