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Fiorentina vs Benevento: Lineups and how to watch

A heavily-rotated Viola side needs to see off the Stregoni for the chance to face Napoli in the round of 16.

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Pretty sure this means Fiorentina are signing Berardi.
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Late news

Fiorentina mister Vincenzo Italiano has rotated his squad heavily, as expected. Team comedian Antonio Rosati makes his first Viola appearance since 2014 (and just his second competitive one since 2018) in goal, while Aleksa Terzić, Youssef Maleh, Sofyan Amrabat, Marco Benassi (!), and Aleksandr “May God have mercy on your soul” Kokorin gets his first start as well. Lorenzo Venuti is your team captain today, though, which washes some of the bad taste out.

Benevento boss Fabio Caserta has also rotated his side from the weekend’s win over Ternana, making 7 changes, including the entire tridente, which is comprised entirely of players who are used to playing as central strikers; should be an interesting tactical wrinkle, at least.


Fiorentina (4-3-3): Rosati; Venuti, Milenković, Igor, Terzić; Benassi, Amrabat, Maleh; Callejón, Kokorin, Sottil

Benevento (4-3-3): Manfredini; Elia, Glik, Vogliacco, Masciangelo; Acampora, Calò, Tello; Brignola, Moncini, Sau

How to watch

TV: Probably not, but feel free to check the full international television listings.

Online: Here is your list of safe, reliable, and legal streams. If you’re in the US, remember that Paramount+ has rights to the Coppa and will be broadcasting it. Any requests for or links to illegal streams in the comments will get you Wolverined. If you’re the Twitter type, give us a follow; we’ll be providing live updates there. Otherwise, keep it in the comments for the usual slow motion horror and too-quick joy with the best damn sports community on the internet.

Forza Viola!