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Benevento vs Fiorentina: Lineups and how to watch

The Viola spring some surprises ahead of a must-win match.

ACF Fiorentina v Spezia Calcio - Serie A Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

Late news

Benevento boss Filippo Inzaghi has picked the XI we predicted, with fantastically-named Nicolas Viola at the heart of midfield.

Fiorentina manager Cesare Prandelli has made some big changes: Martín Cáceres is back at wingback with Lorenzo Venuti, meaning Cristiano drops to the bench and a right-footed player will start on the left. Giacomo Bonaventura steps into the engine room next to Erick Pulgar with both Gaetano Castrovilli and Sofyan Amrabat injured. Valentin Eysseric might play on the right wing but could also slot into central midfield, making it a 3-5-2.


Benevento (3-5-2): Montipò; Tuia, Glik, Barba; Tello, Hetemaj, Viola, Ioniță, Improta; Gaich, Caprari

Fiorentina (3-4-3?): Drągowski; Milenković, Pezzella, Martínez Quarta; Cáceres, Bonaventura, Pulgar, Venuti; Eysseric, Vlahović, Ribery

How to watch

TV: Not even a little bit, but you can check the full international television listings if you want.

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Forza Viola!