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Fiorentina vs Padova: Lineups and how to watch

The backups get a chance to shine in the Coppa.

Patrick Cutrone of ACF Fiorentina in action during the Serie... Photo by Andrea Staccioli/LightRocket via Getty Images

Late news

The most notable absence for Fiorentina is manager Giuseppe Iachini, who’s watching from the stands due to accumulation of yellow cards in the Coppa clashes against Atalanta and Inter Milan last year; top assistant and fellow Ascoli native Giuseppe Carillo will patrol the touchlines instead. The plan is clearly to send out the second stringers; Nikola Milenković is the only starter returning from Sunday’s clash against Udinese.

Padova boss Andrea Mandorlini has also rotated his side heavily as the Biancoscudati try to stay at the top of their division in Serie C. Keep an eye on former Viola Primavera star Nicola Fazzi (owner of some flawless eyebrows) making a rare start in an unfamiliar rightback role. The midfield and attack have also been changed quite a bit, with only Ronaldo and Davide Nicastro remaining from the last league fixture.


Fiorentina (3-5-2): Terracciano; Martínez Quarta, Milenković, Igor; Venuti, Pulgar, Duncan, Saponara, Barreca; Callejón, Cutrone

Padova (4-3-3): Vannucchi; Fazzi, Pelagatti, Gasbarro, Curcio; Vasić, Ronaldo, Buglio; Santini, Nicastro, Jelenić

How to watch

TV: Yeah, nah. Check the full international television listings here if you want to, but don’t count on it.

Online: Here is your list of safe, reliable, and legal streams. If you’re in Italy, physically or otherwise, RaiPlay will stream it for free; you just have to make an account. Any links to or requests for illegal streams in the comments will be deleted and result in bans. If you’re the Twitter type, give us a follow; we’ll be providing live updates there. Otherwise, keep it here in the comments for typically measured reactions with the best damn sports community on the internet.

Forza Viola!