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Fiorentina vs Genk: Lineups and how to watch

The Viola XI isn’t what we expected for this key Conference League matchup.

ACF Fiorentina v Bologna FC - Serie A TIM Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

Late news

Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Italiano has pulled numerous surprises. In defense, Yerry Mina gets his first Viola start in place of Nikola Milenković, with Fabiano Parisi getting the nod out right again as Michael Kayode recovers from injury. Maxime Lopez and Antonín Barák replace Arthur and Giacomo Bonaventura (who’s picked up a minor knock) in midfield, while Christian Kouamé gets the nod up front.

Genk manager Wouter Vrancken, on the other hand, hasn’t sprung any major surprises. He’ll bring an extra midfielder into the setup, clearly in hopes of clogging the center of the pitch, but he’s sticking to his trusted guys.

The good news is that, likely due to a hefty police presence in the city and around the Artemio Franchi, there hasn’t been any violence between the two sets of fans; given the ugly scenes we saw in the reverse leg, that’s probably for the best.

Lineups

Fiorentina (4-2-3-1): Christensen; Parisi, Quarta, Martínez, Biraghi; Lopez, Duncan; Ikoné, Barák, Gonález; Kouamé

Genk (4-3-3): Van Crombrugge; Muñoz, Cuesta, Sadick, Kayembe; Heynen, Galarza, Hrosovsky; Paintsil, Arokodare, Fadera

How to watch

TV: Probably not, but check the international television listings to be sure.

Online: Here is your list of safe, reliable, and legal streams. Any requests for or links to illegal streams will get you Koko B. Wared. If you’re the Twitter type, we’ll be posting live updates there. Otherwise, keep it in the comments for the usual mixture of lambrusco-level bubbliness and bistecca-level heaviness with the best damn sports community on the internet.

Forza Viola!