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Sunday December 22 2013
Line-ups: Sassuolo-Fiorentina

Fiorentina want to end 2013 on a high, but face a tricky trip to the unpredictable Sassuolo.

It kicks off at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

Juan Guillermo Cuadrado is suspended, so Josip Ilicic gets a rare start in the trident with Juan Manuel Vargas and Capocannoniere Giuseppe Rossi.

Mario Gomez is still out of action following knee surgery and joined by Gonzalo Rodriguez on the treatment table.

Sassuolo have one point from the last three rounds and were crushed 4-0 by Juventus a week ago, but welcome back star player Domenico Berardi from his ban.

20-year-old Juventus-owned Ghanaian Yussif Chibsah is a surprise starter for Sassuolo.

Francesco Magnanelli is suspended and all thoughts are with Sassuolo defender Francesco Acerbi, as tests confirmed his cancer has returned.

Sassuolo: Pegolo; Antei, Bianco, Marzorati; Gazzola, Marrone, Chibsah, Longhi, Ziegler; Berardi, Zaza

Fiorentina: Neto; Tomovic, Savic, Compper; Pasqual, Ambrosini, Aquilani, Borja Valero; Ilicic, Rossi, Vargas

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