Thursday March 20 2014
Ilicic: 'Forget the first leg'

Josip Ilicic starts Fiorentina-Juventus in the Europa League tonight and insists “we cannot think about the first leg.”

The former Palermo man will partner Mario Gomez in attack at 18.00 GMT after a 1-1 first leg result in Turin. Click here for the line-ups.

“We all know how important this game and the victory would be, not just for us, but also for the city,” Ilicic told Mediaset.

“We hope it ends well and will see what happens on the field. We must not and cannot think about the first leg and the fact a 0-0 would qualify us.

“This is a whole other game and we must play our style of football.”

Genoa put a man on Andrea Pirlo at the weekend, so will Fiorentina do the same?

“Juventus have many great champions, not just Pirlo. They are a strong team and we have to stop all of them performing.”