Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Italiano, as usual, springs some surprises. Fitness doubt Lucas Torreira is indeed ready to go, but may not finish the game. The real interest is up front, where Riccardo Saponara and Jonathan Ikone get the nod, leaving Nico González on the bench.
Juventus manager Max Allegri, facing a host of absences, brings back his 3-5-2 that could become a 4-3-3 with Mattia de Sciglio in defense. Young Marley Aké makes his first Bianconero start against Ikone, while Álvaro Morata drops out in favor of Moise Kean next to (sigh) Dušan Vlahović.
And speaking of the Serbian striker, he and his new coworkers have received quite the welcome to Florence. If it’s like this outside the stadium, imagine what the Curva Fiesole’s going to look like in an hour or so.
Bracing, brisk, and fun. https://t.co/cBhg2yPDTR— Viola Nation (@Viola_Nation) March 2, 2022
Fiorentina (4-3-3): Terracciano; Odriozola, Milenković, Igor, Biraghi; Bonaventura, Torreira, Castrovilli; Ikone, Piątek, Saponara
Juventus (3-5-2): Perin; Danilo, de Ligt, de Sciglio; Aké, Locatelli, Arthur, Rabiot, Pellegrini; Vlahović, Kean
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