The Italian club Fiorentina warned its fans against attacking their former player Villahovic when he is a guest for the first time in Florence to play the Juventus match scheduled for tomorrow at ten in the evening at the “Artemio Franchi (Florence)” in the first leg of the semi-finals of the Italian Cup for the current season 2021-2022. .
Fiorentina issued an official statement in which it spoke of its warning to the fans and urging them to receive Vlahovic in a sporting spirit after his move to Juventus.
Fiorentina’s statement read: “The club thanks the many fans who will be on the field alongside the team for the Fiorentina-Juventus match on Wednesday.”
“On this occasion, we ask our fans to support the team with all their passion and heart, making your love felt throughout the 90 minutes and avoiding racist chants and discrimination that has nothing to do with our culture and history,” the statement added.
Vlahovic became the third most productive player in the top 5 European leagues in 2021 and scored 17 goals in 21 games for Fiorentina in 2021-22.
Juve seeks victory tomorrow in order to return home with high spirits and a result that will facilitate the process of resolving matters at home in the second leg, while Fiorentina hopes to exploit the ground and public factors to achieve victory and reduce the burden on him before the next confrontation.
Juventus had qualified for the semi-finals of the Italian Cup, after a difficult victory over Sassuolo, 2-1, in the meeting that brought them together at the Allianz Stadium, in the quarter-finals of the tournament.
The Juventus squad list is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Chesney Pinsolio, Perrin.
Defense Line: De Sciglio, De Ligt, Danilo, Cuadrado, Pellegrini, Bonucci, Stramaccioni.
Midfield: Arthur, Rabiot, Locatelli, Meretti.
Forwards: Vlahovic, Morata, Kane, Aki, Sule.