Both side’s last competitive action was on November 13, with the hosts suffering a narrow 2-1 defeat to reigning champions AC Milan, while Monza thrashed Salernitana 3-0.
Fiorentina will host Monza in a Serie A fixture at Stadio Artemio Franchi on Wednesday. Both side’s last competitive action was on November 13, with the hosts suffering a narrow 2-1 defeat to reigning champions AC Milan, while Monza thrashed Salernitana 3-0. The victory helped White and Reds to move to the 14th spot in the Italian top flight standings, having collected 16 points from 15 games, while Fiorentina are sitting at the 10th position, with 19 points to their name. Prior to the World Cup-break, Fiorentina were in stunning form, having won five of their last six games across all competitions.
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🗓️ 4 Gennaio 2023, ore 18.30
⚜️ Fiorentina – Monza
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Viola were close to earning a point against Milan, as Antonin Barak canceled out Rafael Leao’s early opener, but Nikola Milenkovic’s 91st-minute own goal handed the victory to Stefano Pioli’s side. It was Viola’s sixth league-defeat of the campaign. Vincenzo Italiano’s side will be keen to bounce back with a victory and start 2023 on a positive note when they take on the Biancorossi in midweek.Monza, on the other hand, put three goals past Salernitana in their last Serie A game, courtesy of strikes from Carlos Augusto, Dany Mota and Mateo Pessina. It was the White and Reds’ fifth league-win of the season.
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Fiorentina attackers Nicolas Gonzalez and Riccardo Sottil are sidelined with hamstring and back injuries respectively. Midfielder Sofyan Amrabat is expected to start alongside Mandragora after his heroics for Morocco in the Qatar World Cup. As for Monza, defender Pablo Mari has recovered from a back-surgery and could feature on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Stefano Sensi is nursing an ankle issue.
Fiorentina possible line-up: Terraciano, Dodo, Milenkovic, Igor, Biraghi, Amrabat, Mandragora, Ikone, Barak, Saponara, Cabral
Monza possible line-up: Di Gregorio, Marlon, Caldirola, Mari, Ciurria, Pessina, Rovella, Augusto, Colpani, Capari, Mota
|FC Rapid Buccuresti||3-0 (W)|
|Fiorentina beat Monza||3-1|
The Serie A match between Fiorentina and Monza will take place at Stadio Artemio Franchi on Wednesday at 11:00 pm IST.
|Fiorentina vs Monza||Key Details|
|Venue||Stadio Artemio Franchi|
|Kickoff time in Italy||6:30 pm|
|Kickoff time in India||11:00 pm|
The live telecast of the Serie A matches in India is available on the Sports 18 network. Fans will also be able to watch the live streaming on Voot Select. Besides, the match between Fiorentina and Monza can also be seen on Sky Sports 4k, Sky Sport Calcio, NOW TV, Sky Go Italia and DAZN in Italy
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