📊 - MATCH PREVIEW

📊 - MATCH PREVIEW

Chaaing for confirmation after Sunday's great victory against Sampdoria, to finally inaugurate a consecutive streak of positive results and definitively say goodbye to the shallows of the low places of the table. Cagliari comes to Florence with a high spirit. The calendar does not give a helping hand (Fiorentina, Rome and Bologna are the next three opponents, with two away matches) but even if it might sound strange, it could not be a bad thing: so far the Rossoblù have struggled facing teams theoretically inferior teams. The lag in the standings is also explained in this way.

THE KEY
Fiorentina implements a 4-3-3 that focuses heavily on the width and the solicitation of the external players, with in the center a top-notch striker like Vlahovic, one who has already hurt Cagliari. Neutralizing the Croatian will be one of the goals of the day, perhaps cutting off supplies to him. Also Bonaventura sprints into the box should be taken carefully. It will need the same Cagliari seen against Lazio and Sampdoria: bold, aggressive, a little unconscious, tough in defense and ready to go again.

NEWS FROM CAGLIARI
Ceter, Dalbert and Walukiewicz, struggling with physical problems, will not participate in the trip to Florence. Godin is in doubt, because of an inflammation to the patellar tendon of his right knee.

THE OPPONENT
Coach Italiano will not be able to count on the injured Dragowski, Kokorin and Pulgar. Sottil, former Rossoblù player, is also out due to dismission. Possible recovery of Castrovilli.

THE REFEREE
Antonio Rapuano from Rimini will be the referee, in the second absolute direction of a rossoblù match after Cagliari-Trapani in 2015.

The rest of the referee team: assistants Giovanni Baccini from Conegliano and Daniele Marchi from Bologna. Fourth official Gianpiero Miele di Nola.

VAR: Luca Banti from Livorno and Pasquale De Meo from Foggia.

STATS
Among players who scored more than 2 goals, João Pedro has actively participated in his team's most goals in percentage terms in the top five European leagues: 73% (8/11 - six goals and two assists).

Keita Baldé has scored 4 goals against Fiorentina in Serie A, against any other team he has done better in the top flight; 2 goals came in matches played at Artemio Franchi.

The next will be the 50th appearance in Serie A for Alessandro Deiola with the Cagliari shirt, as well as for Paolo Faragò (at the moment, he is injured).

THE MANAGERS
The facing between Vincenzo Italiano and Walter Mazzarri has no precedents, as it is the first time that the two coaches have faced each other.

WHERE TO FOLLOW IT
Fiorentina-Cagliari will be broadcast live on DAZN, available for smart TVs, tablets and smartphones.

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