Week 25: Fiorentina – Milan

Fiorentina – Milan March 4 2023 20:45CET

Week 24’s 2-0 win versus Atalanta added to the resurgence after a disastrous start to the calendar year in January. Four shuts in a row playing with a back three has restored some of the hope of a good finish to the season and a Champions League place.

The team has gotten healthier too. For a brief moment every single player on the roster was available for selection but Diaz is out pending further tests. Milan enter this week 25 match at Fiorentina with a near full squad and just in time before the Champions League return at Tottenham too. Maignan’s return has furthered the confidence of the team or so it seems. He will of course whenever healthy and the back three will likely continue to feature the youthful Kalulu, Tomori and Thaiw trio. While Pioli has more to select he and Milan will be missing Leao and Krunic due to suspension (yellows accumulation). This could mean that De Ketelaere gets more minutes, or not. Rebic will most likely replace Leao on the left. Giroud will get another start with a possibility of Ibra getting more sub minutes. Calabria could get the start after a few weeks out. Tonali and Bennacer will play in the middle.

Vincenzo Italiano’s Fiorentina could be considered one of the underachievers of the season as 12th place is not what some expected of the Viola. Riccardo Saponara and co will try to extend their 4 game unbeaten streak after going.

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