Fiorentina will host AC Milan at the Artemio Franchi on Sunday evening in Serie A’s first highly anticipated encounter of the season. New head coach Paulo Sousa will hope to keep up the momentum that Vincenzo Montella had with the team last season and a win against the Rossoneri may be an indicator of another good season in Florence. Meanwhile, the visitors have been one of the biggest spenders this summer and all new signings, along with new coach Sinisa Mihajlovic, will certainly be motivated to justify the money spent to bring them to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
AC Milan face an extremely difficult trip to the Stadio Franchi tonight, but their coach knows Fiorentina risk fatigue after their 4-0 defeat to Lazio and 1-1 Europa League draw with Roma. Unlike Milan, who are only competing in Serie A, the Viola are still in three different competitions. “We hope to be in better shape than them, even though we have some players returning from injury. Fiorentina are in good form ad I expect an open game,” said Inzaghi in his press-conference today. “We have everything it takes to put in a great performance. I hope to attack Fiorentina and rediscover our style of football. Complicated tests like this can help you get back on track.” “I showed the players recordings of their games played from September to December. We must find our confidence again, which was taken away due to injuries and inconsistency. Next week we should have Riccardo Montolivo, Nigel de Jong, Adil Rami and Mattia De […]
FIORENTINA v AC MILAN Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence Monday 15th March, 2015, 19:45 GMT *** Filippo Inzaghi will take his AC Milan side to the Stadio Artemio Franchi on Monday evening hoping that the twin effects of Rome’s two sides will have softened Fiorentina before their meeting. Having been roundly beaten by Lazio in their last Serie A game before a tough Europa League draw against Roma, Vincenzo Montella’s side will have to retain their focus if they wish to maintain their good league form against the stuttering Rossoneri. Their defeat against Lazio was Fiorentina’s first defeat in 9 games, and they remain unbeaten in their last 6 home games, a record going back to the game against Napoli in November. AC Milan are unbeaten in four games themselves, but with three draws amongst them, have been unable to push up the table. There have been 149 matches between the two sides previously, with the Diavolo triumphing on 68 occasions, though […]
Milan takes on Fiorentina in a bid to consolidate their top spot. TheHardTackle analyzes the upcoming match with all the team news, tactics and lineups.