Diego Lopez assures Cagliari will face Fiorentina “without fear” at the Stadio Franchi. “We can have our say.”
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“Fiorentina are a complete squad, as they are not just strong in attack with a pairing like Mario Gomez and Giuseppe Rossi, but also have creative midfielders of quality such as Borja Valero, Alberto Aquilani and David Pizarro.
“There is Juan Cuadrado, who is very quick and difficult to mark. Manuel Pasqual on the other side and let’s not forget a great Coach in Vincenzo Montella who created a side capable of playing great football.”
Cagliari tactician Lopez is impressed with the Viola, but by no means prepared for defeat in Florence.
“Fiorentina keep the ball well, so we must win it back off them and make the most of those situations. I want to see a more clinical and determined side compared to the Cagliari who lost against Milan.
“We can have our say. We can’t go to Milan or Florence and dominate the game, but we have our cards to play.
“The lunchtime kick-off means it will be hot, but the situation will be the same for both teams, so it won’t be a decisive factor.”
Andrea Cossu is finally available after missing the first two rounds.
Cagliari squad for Fiorentina: Agazzi, Avramov; Ariaudo, Astori, Avelar, Murru, Oikonomou, Perico, Rossettini; Cabrera, Conti, Cossu, Dessena, Ekdal, Eriksson, Nainggolan; Ibarbo, Nenè, Pinilla, Sau