NEWS
Saturday January 31 2015
Line-ups: Genoa-Fiorentina

Fiorentina begin their post-Juan Cuadrado season away to high-flying Genoa with Alessandro Diamanti starting.

It kicks off at Marassi at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The Viola have agreed to sell Cuadrado to Chelsea for €33m plus the loan of Mohamed Salah.

They are edging closer to third place and this is a very important clash with another team chasing European qualification, even if Genoa haven’t won yet in 2015.

A win would allow the Grifone to catch Fiorentina in the standings on 31 points.

Last season this game ended with an extraordinary 5-2 Fiorentina victory.

Stefan Savic and David Pizarro sit out bans, while Giuseppe Rossi, Federico Bernardeschi, Mounir El Hamdaoui and Cristiano Lupatelli are injured.

Diamanti gets his first full start for Fiorentina, while Alberto Gilardino is on the bench ready for his comeback.

Mario Gomez is rested ahead of the Coppa Italia quarter-final against Roma.

Genoa have Luca Antonelli and Andrea Bertolacci suspended, plus Alessandro Matri, Tino Costa, Luca Antonini and Giovanni Marchese sidelined.

Diego Perotti completes the trident with Mbaye Niang – on loan from Milan – and on-form Iago Falque, who can’t seem to stop scoring at the moment.

Facundo Roncaglia faces his former club with new signings Leonardo Pavolettim Diego Laxalt and Lorenzo Ariaudo on the bench.

Both teams will be hoping the weather improves before kick-off, as this afternoon there was hail over the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

Genoa fans and President Enrico Preziosi will only enter the stadium after 10 minutes in protest at recent refereeing errors.

Genoa: Perin; Roncaglia, Burdisso, De Maio; Edenilson, Rincon, Kukca, Sturaro; Iago Falque, Niang, Perotti

Genoa bench: Lamanna, Sommariva, Izzo, Lestienne, Pavoletti,Mandragora, Ariaudo, Rosi, Laxalt

Fiorentina: Tatarusanu; Tomovic, Gonzalo Rodriguez, Basanta; Joaquin, Mati Fernandez, Badelj, Borja Valero, Vargas; Diamanti, Babacar

Fiorentina bench: Lezzerini, Rosati, Richards, Gilardino, Kurtic, Pasqual, Alonso, Gomez, Hegazi, Ilicic

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