Match with many meanings tonight on Artemio Francchi, between two of the most offensive teams in Serie A.
Fiorentina will receive the visit of AS Roma, in a game that matters to the quarterfinals of the Coppa Italia. The winner, which will be decided in one leg, will face Inter Milan, who are qualified in the next phase along with Juventus and Lazio.
Neither of the two teams do not pass through a great form at the moment. Fiorentina has impressed this season under the leadership of former AS Roma striker Vincenzo Montella, but the Viola team suffered two consecutive defeats in the league – both unintended – so, the place for the Champions League is already in danger. Great hopes are coming from the Montenegrin scorer Stevan Jovetic, who has 8 successes this term.
On the other hand, Zdenek Zeman’s Rome also sets qualification for the Champions League, but lost their last two matches, with Napoli (1-4) and Catania (0-1), and today’s game can give the signal of returning for the Giallorossi grouping.
Luca Toni, now at Fiorentina, will face his former football team, playing at AS Roma between 2009 and 2010, as well as Alberto Aquilani, regular player these days at Fiorentina. In the same situation is midfielder David Pizarro, who has played six seasons in Capitolina’s shirt, between 2006 and 2012.
Fiorentina (3-5-2): Viviano – Roncaglia, Rodriguez, Savic – Cuadrado, Aquilani, Migliaccio, Borja Valero, Pasqual – Jovetic, Toni. Coach: Vincenzo Montella
AS Roma (4-3-3): Stekelenburg – Piris, Marquinhos, Castan, Dodo – De Rossi, Tachtsidis, Bradley – Pjanic, Destro, Florenzi. Coach: Zdenek Zeman