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Fiorentina vs Sampdoria: Lineups and how to watch

Both managers rotate their sides heavily, giving some rarely-used players a chance to impress in the first team.

Italian Serie A Portrait Session Photo by MB Media/Getty Images

Late news

Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Italiano has scraped the deepest parts of his bench, bringing the much-maligned Pierluigi Gollini back along with rare starts for Luca Ranieri and Aleksa Terzić. Sofyan Amrabat returns to the XI for the first time since the Wold Cup, while Luka Jović is healthy enough to start up front. Team owner Rocco Commisso is also in attendance for the first time in 2023.

Sampdoria manager Dejan Stanković has also rotated his side heavily. It looks like a 3-4-1-2ish shape but there’s no recognized leftback, so it could end up being more of a lopsided 4-2-3-1 as well. The XI is also heavily rotated, with Primavera standouts Flavio Paoletti and Daniele Montevago both starting.


Fiorentina (4-2-3-1): Gollini; Terzić, Ranieri, Martínez Quarta, Dodô; Duncan, Amrabat; Kouamé, Barák, Ikoné; Jović

Sampdoria (3-4-1-2): Contini; Amione, Murillo, Colley; Sabiri, Paoletti, Rincón, Zanoli; Verre; Đuričić, Montevago

How to watch

TV: Check the full international television listings if you want, but the answer is no.

Online: Here is your list of safe, reliable, and legal streams. Most of the regular Serie A providers should have it. Any links to or requests for illegal streams will get you banned. 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 despairing optimism with the best damn sports community on the internet.

Forza Viola!