ITALIAN SERIE A

Artemio Franchi, Italy

Attendance: 26000

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Fiorentina

  • Gonzalo Javier Rodriguez 64'
  • Juan Vargas 78'

2 - 2

FT

Parma

  • Walter Gargano 45' +1'
  • Massimo Gobbi 90' +2'

Fiorentina v Parma: Preview

Vincenzo Montella has warned Parma to expect ``competitive rage'' from his vengeful Fiorentina players on Monday night.

La Viola were on course to take victory at Inter Milan in midweek when Giuseppe Rossi scored his fifth Serie A goal of the season with 30 minutes remaining, but Walter Mazzarri's men came back to win 2-1 at San Siro.

It was a first defeat of the new term for Fiorentina, who are targeting a Champions League place, and Montella has demanded his team make up the lost points against struggling Parma.

He told Tuttosport: ``There is a lot of bitterness because we thought we had the result sewn up.

``But now we have the opportunity to redeem ourselves.

``I want us to feel that competitive rage and take back the points we left behind in Milan.

``We need to pay attention, though, Parma are a team with a some very tidy players and we should not underestimate their commitment.''

Montella confirmed winger Juan Cuadrado is touch-and-go to return at the Stadio Artemio Franchi after recovering from a dislocated shoulder.

Striker Mario Gomez remains sidelined alongside defender Ahmed Hegazy and left-back Manuel Pasqual, who will miss two weeks with a hamstring injury.

Parma striker Amauri is suspended following his red card in Wednesday's 4-3 victory over Atalanta.

Nicola Sansone, Stefano Okaka and Raffaele Palladino present alternative attacking options for coach Roberto Donadoni, who confirmed he had fined Amauri for complaining aggressively to referee Andrea Gervasoni.

The topsy-turvy encounter in Parma resulted in only a first win of the season for Donadoni's men and, in his quest for another positive result, he is suitably wary of a Fiorentina team hungry for revenge.

``We will meet a Fiorentina team who are motivated by an undeserved defeat and that should be cause for concern,'' he told his club's official website.

``They are proactive and aggressive and have a quality squad with above-average technique. Besides, they have made it clear that they will be competing at the highest level this season.

``We cannot let them play tomorrow night and we can't give them any space.

``They are a tough opponent who will demand a great performance from us, both from a physical point of view and in terms of our organisation.''

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