Sunday January 22 2012
Ballardini targets Viola upset

Cagliari already caused an upset for Juventus last week and Davide Ballardini hopes to do the same against Fiorentina.

“The Viola are a good side with great individual talents. They love to play with pace and take advantage of counter-attacks,” said the Coach.

“We are in good shape and I think we’re going to see an entertaining game come out of it. I won’t be changing too much from our recent outings, although Lorenzo Ariaudo is injured.”

The Sardinians held leaders Juve to a 1-1 draw in Turin last week, but had problems too, as the Stadio Sant’Elia was almost closed down for this game.

The club lost an appeal to postpone urgent restructuring work on the arena, so the capacity is reduced this afternoon.

“We need our fans and hope they will be many to cheer us on, despite the inconveniences caused by the closure of a few sections.”