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Fiorentina vs Cagliari: Lineups and how to watch

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A new-look midfield could provide an interesting platform for the attack if it can hold up to a numerically-superior, gritty Isolani engine room.

ACF Fiorentina v US Sassuolo - Serie A Photo by Matteo Ciambelli/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Late news

Fiorentina boss Giuseppe Iachini has once again shuffled the deck considerably, opting for what might be a 3-4-3 or a 3-4-1-2 if Franck Ribery plays as a 10. Bartłomiej Drągowski is back between the sticks while Lorenzo Venuti starts on the left with Milan Badelj coming in to give Erick Pulgar and Gaetano Castrovilli (both of whom are reportedly carrying minor muscular injuries) a breather. Dušan Vlahović gets the nod up top.

Cagliari boss Walter Zenga, faced with a shortfall at the back, has picked fullback Charalampos Lykogiannis at the back. Valter Birsa comes into the midfield to add an attacking spark, with Viola loanee Giovanni Simeone and Viola-linked João Pedro up front.

Lineups

Fiorentina (3-4-3): Drągowski; Milenković, Ceccherini, Cáceres; Venuti, Duncan, Badelj, Lirola; Chiesa, Vlahović, Ribery

Cagliari (3-5-2): Cragno; Walukiewicz, Klavan, Lykogiannis; Mattiello, Rog, Nainggolan, Nández, Birsa; João Pedro, Simeone

How to watch

TV: ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes in the US look like they’re a go. Check the full international television listings here.

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