Fiorentina v Catania, Preview: Friends Reunited

It’s a case of friends reunited at the Artemio Franchi, as Fiorentina welcome comeback kings Catania.

Vincenzo Montella will be plotting the downfall of his former Sicilian employers, while the Viola faithful say Ciao once again to revered frontman Luca Toni.

Winger Cristian Llama also says Benvenuto to his former club, after arriving in Florence on a loan deal during transfer deadline day.

Fiorentina may have come unstuck in the Neapolitan marsh that was the San Paolo pitch in Week 2, but have since washed away the mud stains with a 4-0 friendly win over Al Nasr.

Catania have their tails up after coming from behind to beat Genoa, but haven’t won in 15 previous meetings in Florence.

Rolando Maran has no fresh injury worries and could name an unchanged side.

Alberto Aquilani will have to wait a little longer to make his first Fiorentina start. The injury prone midfielder is currently sitting out with an Achilles problem.

There may not be any "tiki-taka" (Montella reportedly isn’t a fan) but there should be plenty of goals.

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