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Serie A

  • December 20, 2011
  • • 12:00 PM
  • • Stadio Comunale Artemio Franchi - Montepaschi Arena, Siena
  • Referee: L. Banti
  • • Attendance: 9117

Serie A Preview: Siena - Fiorentina

Serie A Preview: Siena - Fiorentina

2011 ends with a Tuscan derby, as Delio Rossi seeks only his second league win in charge of the Viola, while the Bianconeri aim to end a run of four consecutive defeats.


Vitiello, Rossettini, Terzi, Del Grosso
Mannini, D'Agostino, Gazzi, Brienza
Calaio, Destro


De Silvestri, Gamberini, Natali, Pasqual
Behrami, Montolivo, Vargas
Gilardino, Jovetic

Siena coach Giuseppe Sannino looks likely to make three changes from the XI that fell to an unfortunate 2-0 reverse to AC Milan on Saturday, as the trio of Daniele Mannini, Gaetano D'Agostino and Mattia Destro should come in for Angelo, Francesco Bolzoni and Reginaldo.

On the injury front for the new boys, experienced midfielder Simone Vergassola is unlikely to feature, but is set to undergo a late fitness test, while the same outcome is expected for Nicola Belmonte, who is also doubtful.

Moving onto Fiorentina, the biggest alteration sees the return of midfield talisman Riccardo Montolivo, with Amidu Salifu ready to make way for his talents. Also, Cesare Natali is set to replace Matija Nastasic at center back, while Houssine Kharja is to be preferred to Andrea Lazzari.

However, Salifu's absence may be enforced as he is to be given a late test to prove his fitness, while Adem Ljajic additionally needs to be given the green light. Mattia Cassani and Per Kroldrup remain out of contention, as a comeback after New Year is now anticipated for the pair.

  • Siena currently finds itself in free fall, losing its last four on the bounce.
  • Additionally, the Bianconeri are without a clean sheet in 11 matches.
  • Three of Siena's four wins this season have come at home.
  • Meanwhile, Fiorentina has won just one of its five Serie A fixtures under Delio Rossi.
  • The Viola have not won on the road all season, losing five of their seven away trips.
  • However, they have been defeated only once at the Artemio Franchi thus far, and are unbeaten in their past six games at the venue.
  • Rossi's men have the upper hand, winning six of their 12 Serie A meetings. Siena has won just three times.

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1Zeljko BrkicGoalkeeper
19Claudio TerziDefender
15Luca RossettiniDefender
27Cristiano Del GrossoDefender
-Roberto VitielloDefender
14Alessandro GazziMidfielder
10Gaetano D'AgostinoMidfielder
-Paolo GrossiMidfielder
23Franco BrienzaStriker
22Mattia DestroStriker
16Emanuele CalaiòStriker
79Gianluca PegoloGoalkeeper
21Andrea RossiDefender
-Emanuele PesoliDefender
15Francesco BolzoniMidfielder
16Marcelo LarrondoStriker
11Pablo GonzálezStriker
31Artur BorucGoalkeeper
5Alessandro GamberiniDefender
14Cesare NataliDefender
33Matija NastasicDefender
29Lorenzo De SilvestriDefender
18Riccardo MontolivoMidfielder
21Andrea LazzariMidfielder
66Juan VargasMidfielder
85Valon BehramiMidfielder
11Alessio CerciMidfielder
35Stevan JoveticStriker
1Neto Goalkeeper
23Manuel PasqualDefender
24Gianni MunariMidfielder
4Marco RomiziMidfielder
2Rômulo Midfielder
82Alberto GilardinoStriker
9Santiago SilvaStriker

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