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Inter-Fiorentina: Preview, lineups, tv/streaming, and live match thread

After both teams advanced in the Europa League this past Thursday, Inter and Fiorentina are set to face off in Week 25 of the Serie A campaign.

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Match Facts:

Date: Sunday. March 1, 2015

Time: 12:00pm ET/ 18:00 CET

Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza; Milan, Italy

Inter and Fiorentina are each entering into this match with five straight good results in both Serie A and the Europa League, while the Viola haven't lost a game since January 6th against Parma.

The two sides have faced each other 154 times in their history, with the Nerazzurri being victorious in 63 of them. Inter have scored 230 goals against Fiorentina, the most against any Italian side save for Roma (264) and Sampdoria (241).

Last time these two squads faced off, the Viola came out on top with a decisive 3-0 win even though Inter had more overall possession and only took two less shots than their opponents. Tomorrow's match should be much different, as both teams are playing great football at the moment, and this could prove to be quite an exciting fixture between two teams who are each showing impressive runs of form.

Inter will play with the 4-3-1-2 they have favored recently, and there should be no surprises when Mancini names the Starting XI. The only significant decision left to Mancini regarding tomorrow's XI is whether  Shaqiri or Kovacic will start the match in the trequartista role. In the left defensive position Santon should have a slight advantage on Danilo D'Ambrosio, and Podolski will probably start as forward paired with Icardi.

A win in this match could give the Nerazzurri the sixth spot in the Serie A, putting them only one point behind Fiorentina (and the last place to qualify for the Europa League) and two points behind Lazio.

Projected Starting XI



Campagnaro - Ranocchia - Juan Jesus - Santon


Guarin - Brozovic


Icardi - Podolski


Diamanti - Babacar - Salah

Aquilani - Pizarro - Borja Valero

Pasqual - Rodriguez - Savic - Tomovic



TV / Streaming Info: The match will be available on RAI International and beIN Sports Connect

Official Lineups

Inter Milan: Handanovic, Campagnaro, Vidic, Juan Jesus, Santon, Medel, Guarin, Brozovic, Kovacic, Icardi, Podolski.

Bench: Carrizo, Andreolli, Palacio, Kuzmanovic, Obi, Dodò, Ranocchia, Felipe, Puscas, D'Ambrosio, Hernanes, Shaqiri.

Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Fiorentina: Neto, Tomovic, Savic, Rodriguez, Pasqual, Kurtic, Badelj, Aquilani, Diamanti, Babacar, Ilicic.

Bench: Rosati, Lezzerini, Richards, Vargas, Pizarro, Gilardino, Joaquin, Borja Valero, Alonso, Lazzari, Rosi, Salah.

Coach: Vincenzo Montella.

Please use the comments section of this post as a live match thread to share your thoughts on the action. Forza Inter!