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  • February 15, 2014
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Artemio Franchi, Firenze
  • Referee: A. Damato
  • • Attendance: 35584
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Fiorentina 2.15 2.15 2.10
Draw 3.40 3.30 3.30
Inter 3.30 3.40 3.70
Fiorentina-Inter Preview: Nerazzurri hope to end awful away run

Fiorentina-Inter Preview: Nerazzurri hope to end awful away run

Walter Mazzarri's men scraped past Sassuolo last weekend to record their first win of 2014 but will be up against the Viola who reached the Coppa Italia final midweek

Fiorentina enter their crucial Serie A clash against Inter on Saturday on a high after their Coppa Italia success.

Vincenzo Montella's men reached the cup final after a 2-0 win over Udinese on Tuesday completed a 3-2 aggregate victory.

A victory over Inter at the Stadio Artemio Franchi would be another huge boost for Fiorentina, who are fourth in the table.

Walter Mazzarri's Inter side are fifth – eight points behind Fiorentina – and a loss would be a big blow to their European qualification hopes.

The loss of Giuseppe Rossi to a knee injury has hurt Montella's men, with the Italian striker having scored 14 goals in the league prior to going down, but they could call on Mario Gomez for the first time since September after Montella revealed the German is in line to play "a little part" after recovering from a knee injury.

The Viola will also assess defender Stefan Savic, while midfielder Massimo Ambrosini is out.

Inter broke a six-match winless run in all competitions last time out, edging strugglers Sassuolo 1-0 thanks to Walter Samuel's goal, though are still without an away win in 2014.

Mazzarri has been under pressure and criticised for not using his younger players more often, including the likes of Mateo Kovacic and Mauro Icardi. However, Mazzarri will not have Esteban Cambiasso and Ricky Alvarez at his disposal for the trip to Florence.

Inter have a good record against Fiorentina, having tasted defeat just once in the previous 17 meetings between the teams.

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1Neto Goalkeeper
2Gonzalo RodríguezDefender
21Modibo DiakiteDefender
5Marvin CompperDefender
7David PizarroMidfielder
10Alberto AquilaniMidfielder
11Juan CuadradoMidfielder
14Mati FernándezMidfielder
17JoaquínMidfielder
66Juan VargasMidfielder
72Josip IličičMidfielder
12Cristiano LupatelliGoalkeeper
22Antonio RosatiGoalkeeper
4Facundo RoncagliaDefender
23Manuel PasqualDefender
40Nenad TomovicDefender
8Marko BakićMidfielder
27Rafal WolskiMidfielder
8AndersonMidfielder
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32Alessandro MatriStriker
33Mario GomezStriker
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5Juan JesusDefender
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14RolandoDefender
55Yuto NagatomoDefender
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22Diego MilitoStriker
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4Javier ZanettiDefender
6Marco AndreolliDefender
14Hugo CampagnaroDefender
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