Vincenzo Italiano’s trotted out most of the lineup from the second half against Ostermünchen, with only Pietro Terracciano, José Callejón, and Riccardo Sottil maintaining their places. Keep an eye on Alessandro Bianco in the holding role in midfield, where he performed fairly well in his first team debut last week. Everyone else you already know a little bit.
Expect Fiorentina to dominate again, pinging the ball around the park and creating a boatload of chances. It’d be nice to see the strikers score in this one after they were shut out in the win on Tuesday, and it’d also be nice to see the boys keep a clean sheet. Other than that, the top priority is making sure nobody gets hurt and everybody has fun.
Who the heck is C4?
Polisportiva C4 is an amateur club based in Foligno, just southeast of Perugia and about 183 km/112 miles from Florence. They play in the Promozione B, which is the third tier of the amateur game. Their website only seems to have one page, so it’s tricky to find too much info there, but their Instagram is pretty active. They focus on youth soccer and keeping kids involved in the sport and the community. In fact, one of their players just joined the Viola academy; he looks about 12 (for real, not like Tòfol Montiel), so maybe that’s where the idea for this friendly came from.
Fiorentina (4-3-3): Terracciano; Venuti, Milenković, Igor, Terzić; Bonaventura, Bianco, Duncan; Callejón, Kokorin, Sottil
Foligno (3-4-3, maybe?): Pallotta; Ferreira, Carocci, Matarazzi; Coresi, Petterini, Tempesta, Agostini, Fondi, Rivamar, Pantaleoni
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