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Fiorentina releases updated Europa League squad

The teams have released their post-window European rosters, and for Fiorentina, there are some significant, albeit expected, updates.

60% of the front row from the last Europa League match is gone.
60% of the front row from the last Europa League match is gone.
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Now that the window has slammed shut, it's time to start with the tedious business of housekeeping. In this case, it's getting updated Europa League rosters submitted. For Fiorentina, there aren't any real surprises on who's in and who's out, but it's still fun to see who Paulo Sousa can call upon for the Tottenham fixtures.


12. Ciprian Tătărușanu

33. Luigi Sepe


2. Gonzalo Rodríguez (c)

4. Nenad Tomović

13. Davide Astori

23. Manuel Pasqual

25. Yohan Benalouane

28. Marcos Alonso

32. Facundo Roncaglia


5. Milan Badelj

6. Tino Costa

8. Matías Vecino

10. Federico Bernardeschi*

14> Matías Fernández

16. Jakub Błaszczykowski

20. Borja Valero (vc)

26. Panagiotis Kone

44. Luzayadio Bangu*

98. Abdou Lahat Diakhatè


7. Mauro Zárate

9. Nikola Kalinić

27. Cristian Tello

30. Khouma Babacar

35. Simone Minelli*

36. Federico Chiesa*

72. Josip Iličić

So, as you can see, there aren't many surprises. Every player with an asterisk (*) is a youth player who's eligible for tournament minutes; the biggest surprise, I suppose, is that Bernardeschi is a youth player and Diakhatè isn't, although I'm sure it has to with some sort of byzantine player registration system with homegrown slots and EU slots and heavens knows what else. Other than that, the new arrivals have all filled in spots abandoned by their predecessors on the roster: Benalouane for Bagadur, Costa for Mario Suárez, Tello for Ante Rebić, Kone for Joan Verdú, Zárate for Rossi. The only departed player who doesn't have a direct replacement on the roster is Gilberto, and there's now plenty of depth at his spot.