NEWS
Saturday February 8 2014
Line-ups: Fiorentina-Atalanta

Fiorentina aim to get back to winning ways when they host Atalanta, who are fresh from humiliating Napoli.

It kicks off at the Stadio Artemio Franchi at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

Vincenzo Montella’s Fiorentina have stuttered over the last few games, drawing 3-3 with Genoa before defeats to Cagliari in Serie A and Udinese in the Coppa Italia.

The absence of Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Gomez is beginning to weigh on them, especially as also out of action for this game are Alberto Aquilani, Massimo Ambrosini, Ante Rebic and Nenad Tomovic.

Gonzalo Rodriguez is a last-minute addition to the injury list, so Marvin Compper goes in defence.

Alessandro Matri leads the attack with support from Josip Ilicic, Juan Cuadrado and Juan Manuel Vargas, while Borja Valero is pulling the midfield strings.

Modibo Diakite gets his first start in defence since moving from Sunderland with ex-Manchester United midfielder Anderson in midfield.

Atalanta have a terrible away record, but confidence is booming after they crushed Napoli 3-0 last week.

Marko Livaja, Lionel Scaloni and Gianpaolo Bellini are unavailable, but German Denis partners Maxi Moralez in attack.

Giacomo Bonaventura has been heavily linked with a summer move to Fiorentina, Juventus, Napoli or Roma, so he’ll be eager to show what he can do.

Carlos Carmona and Davide Brivio return from suspension, while Luca Cigarini is fully fit again after suffering from flu.

Fiorentina: Neto; Savic, Compper, Diakite; Vargas, Borja Valero, Pizarro, Anderson, Cuadrado; Ilicic, Matri

Fiorentina bench: Rosati, Lupatelli, Roncaglia, Rodriguez, Bakic, Pasqual, Mati Fernandez, Joaquin, Wolski, Matos Ryder

Atalanta: Consigli; Benalouane, Stendardo, Yepes; Del Grosso, Raimondi, Cigarini, Migliaccio; Bonaventura, Moralez; Denis

Atalanta bench: Sportiello, Betancourt, Lucchini, Brivio, Nica, Giorgi, Carmona, Kone, Brienza, Estigarribia, Cazzola, De Luca

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