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Fiorentina vs Genoa: Lineups and how to watch

This one may be a bit overshadowed by the loss of the legendary Narciso Parigi, but the Viola are still coming to play.

ACF Fiorentina v AS Cittadella - Coppa Italia Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

Late news

Giuseppe Iachini has sent out his usual Fiorentina, except that Lorenzo Venuti replaces the suspended Dalbert on the wing. Genoa boss Davide Nicola has shuffled his defense a bit, bringing back captain Domenico Criscito, and has also added ex-Viola midfielder Valon Behrami to the engine room.

Overshadowing everything on the pitch, though, is the news that Narciso Parigi has died at the age of 92. The singer and musician is best known around here as the writer and singer of the team’s anthem, the Canzione Viola. We wish his family peace at this time.


Fiorentina (3-5-2): Drągowski; Milenković, Pezzella, Cáceres; Lirola, Benassi, Pulgar, Castrovilli, Venuti; Chiesa, Cutrone

Genoa (3-5-2): Perin; Biraschi, Romero, Criscito; Ghiglione, Behrami, Sturaro, Schöne, Barreca; Pandev, Favilli

How to watch

TV: Unlikely, but check the full international television listings here to be sure.

Online: Here is your list of safe, reliable, and legal streams. If you’re in the US, ESPN+ is showing it; sign up using this link if you don’t have an account yet and Viola Nation will get a little bit of cash (Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links.).

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Forza Viola!