Fiorentina’s Vincenzo Montella has chosen Luca Ranieri to deputize for the suspended Germán Pezzella in central defense, while Aleksa Terzić get the nod over Cristiano Biraghi, which will certainly set tongues to wagging. The rest of the XI is as expected. Monza boss Cristian Brocchi, on the other hand, sends out the exact same lineup that beat Benevento last week. Despite the miserably hot and muggy conditions, 20,000 Viola fans are expected to attend, so the atmosphere should be superb.
Fiorentina (4-3-3): Drągowski; Lirola, Milenković, Ranieri, Terzić; Pulgar, Badelj, Benassi; Chiesa, Boateng, Sottil
Monza (4-3-1-2): Lamanna; Lepore, Bellusci, Scaglia, Sampirisi; Iocolano, Rigoni, Armellino; Chiricò; Finotto, Brighenti
How to watch
TV: RAI if you’re in Italy. Otherwise, nah.
Online: Currently none listed, but we’ll update this page if/when we find any options.
[Update 9:08 AM Looks like RAI has the stream as well, but nothing from the team on Violachannel or Facebook.]
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