Fiorentina will meet Thursday at 20:00 on Ferreira in Group E of the Europa League. To qualify on the two teams must contend with Newcastle and Dnipro in this group.
Fiorentina had a very good campaign acquisitions, and this is reflected already in the championship. White-violet band won the first two games in Serie A and in the weekend drew 1-1 with Cagliari. Fiorentina had difficulty reaching the Europa League, eliminating it very hard to Grasshoppers. Viola team can not afford to make a misstep just the first match of the group especially to play with a band located in a poor shape.
Mario Gomez was injured and will miss at least six weeks. Besides him, Vicenzo Montella can not rely on Pizzaro, Cuadrado and Hegazy. Former player of Rome still received good news these days, Savic returning after an injury.
Pacos de Ferreira is in a very poor shape, with six consecutive defeats. This weekend was defeated by Benfica 1: 3 and so not yet managed to win some point in the first Portuguese soccer league. Ferreira was eliminated from play-off Champions League without emotions of Zenit with 8-3 overall. In the last two trips Pacos earned seven goals.
Costinha has no new player injured and will start this match with Bebe in attack, former player of Manchester United. Pacos Ferreira this summer was split with very important players like Vitor, Figueiras, Josue, Luiz Carlos and Cassio, thus understandable somewhere modest start to the season.