On matchday four of Group A, La Viola will host the Jambos at the Stadio Artemio Franchi on Thursday evening, although their preparations were hindered by Vincenzo Italiano’s team’s resounding home loss to Lazio in Serie A.
As Fiorentina continues to struggle domestically, goals from Matais Vecino, Mattia Zaccagni, Luis Alberto, and Ciro Immobile made it a night to forget for them. They now occupy the 13th spot in Serie and have the second-lowest goal total in the competition, behind Lazio, who moved up to third.
Although Sofyan Amrabat, a pivotal deep-lying playmaker, was taken off at halftime, manager Italiano fielded a formidable lineup to take on Lazio.
Despite their poor league performance, Fiorentina remain hot favorites to defeat Robbie Neilson’s team and advance from the group after defeating Hearts 3-0 at Tynecastle last week.