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Fiorentina vs Brescia: Lineups and how to watch

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Join us in the comments for the first Viola calcio in 106 days.

ACF Fiorentina v SS Lazio - Serie A
When it’s only an hour until kickoff.
Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

Late news

Fiorentina mister Giuseppe Iachini has made some massive changes, opting for what looks like a 4-3-3 with Martín Cáceres at rightback, Federico Ceccherini at centerback, and Pol Lirola and Nikola Milenković on the bench. The big news, though, is that Franck Ribery will play on the left wing, making for a really exciting tridente with Federico Chiesa on the right and Dušan Vlahović through the middle.

Brescia boss Diego López is without GK Enrico Alfonso, CB Jhon Chancellor, CB Andrea Cistana, and CM Dimitri Bisoli and may worry about CM Sandro Tonali (leg/impending Viola transfer), who picked up a knock in a friendly against Udinese on Thursday and probably can’t last the whole 90. The centerback pairing of 22-year-old Alessandro Semprini and 17-year-old (!) Andrea Pappetti have played a total of 99 Serie A minutes this season. Rounding out the defense, Aleš Matějů gets a rare start over Bruno Martella at leftback, while Simon Skrabb partners Alfredo Donnarumma up top.

Lineups

Fiorentina (4-3-3): Drągowski; Cáceres, Ceccherini, Pezzella, Dalbert; Duncan, Pulgar, Castrovilli; Chiesa, Vlahović, Ribery

Brescia (4-3-1-2): Joronen; Sabelli, Papetti, Semprini, Matějů; Bjarnason, Tonali, Dessena; Zhrmal; Skrabb, Donnarumma

How to watch

TV: Nope. Check the full international television listings here if you don’t believe me, but nope.

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