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Sunday January 12 2014
Line-ups: Torino-Fiorentina

Fiorentina are forced to revamp their front line with Juan Cuadrado in a new role as they face Alessio Cerci’s high-flying Torino.

It is the early game in Serie A today and kicks off at 11.30 GMT. Click here for a match preview.

Vincenzo Montella’s men may be in fourth place, but they suffered a heavy blow with news Giuseppe Rossi will be out for at least two months with a knee ligament injury.

Mario Gomez has been out of action since September with a similar problem, so they are missing both their star strikers.

The front line has to be revamped for this game and is an important test for the upcoming matches too.

Talented Colombian international winger Cuadrado is moved to the centre of a trident attack, flanked by Joaquin and Josip Ilicic.

Fiorentina will wear black armbands to mark the death of 1956 Scudetto-winner Aldo Scaramucci.

Torino have problems of their own today, as joint-top scorer Ciro Immobile is out injured along with Marcelo Larrondo and the suspended Giuseppe Vives.

It puts even more of the responsibility on the shoulders of Cerci, who is facing his former teammates.

The winger has rediscovered his form in Turin, scoring nine goals this season and earning an Italy recall. He is partnered by Paulo Vitor Barreto in attack today, while new buy Panagiotis Tachtsidis is on the bench.

The Granata are in eighth place and could battle for a place in Europe. Last term this fixture ended with a spectacular 2-2 draw.

Torino: Padelli; Maksimovic, Glik, Moretti, Darmian; Gazzi, Basha, Farnerud, Pasquale; Cerci, Barreto

Torino bench: Gomis, Berni, Rodriguez, Bovo, Brighi, Bellomo, Meggiorini, Tachtsidis

Fiorentina: Neto; Roncaglia, Gonzalo Rodriguez, Savic, Tomovic; Mati Fernandez, Borja Valero, Pizarro; Joaquin, Cuadrado, Ilicic

Fiorentina bench: Munua, Compper, Bakic, Rebic, Aquilani, Vecino, Ambrosini, Pasqual, Wolski, Matos, Vargas, Iakovenko

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