Dino Zoff believes tonight’s Fiorentina-Udinese Coppa Italia semi-final will be “all to play for.”
It kicks off at 20.00 GMT and the first leg ended 2-1 for Udinese, so a 1-0 victory would put the Viola through on away goals.
“This is all to play for, especially as Fiorentina may be stronger, but they are missing players like Mario Gomez, Giuseppe Rossi and Borja Valero,” Zoff told TMW.
“They are also starting out 2-1 down. Udinese will have to play their game in order to snatch a positive result and therefore reach the Final.
“Their counter-attacks are often very dangerous and, seeing as Fiorentina will have to push forward, it is a valid tactic for this second leg.”
Zoff won the World Cup in 1982 and, until this month, was the last Friuli native to play for Udinese. He has been succeeded by 17-year-old goalkeeper Simone Scuffet.
“I was impressed with Scuffet. He has what it takes and needs to continue like this, confirming himself game after game.”
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