Tuesday November 5 2013
Fiorentina squad for Romania

Serie A top scorer Giuseppe Rossi has been left out of the Fiorentina squad for this week’s Europa League tie.

The Italian international striker, nine goals in the championship so far this term, has been given a chance to catch his breath.

Rossi has missed most of the last two seasons with injury and he hasn’t been selected for the Pandurii match.

Massimo Ambrosini and David Pizarro have also been omitted.

The Viola, who have a 100 per cent record in their group, will travel to Romania with summer signing Josip Ilicic though.

The latter has had his injury problems in recent weeks, but is one of the 21-men named in the squad by Vincenzo Montella.

Squad: Alonso, Aquilani, Borja Valero, Capezzi, Compper, Cuadrado, Empereur, Fazzi, Fernandez, Iakovenko, Ilicic, Joaquin, Lezzerini, Munua, Neto, Pasqual, Rodriguez, Roncaglia, Ryder, Savic, Tomovic.