Fiorentina have been left with work to do if they want to reach a second cup final this season as they were beaten 2-1 in the first leg of their Europa Conference League semi-final against FC Basel.
Arthur Cabral became the tournament’s top scorer this season when he put Fiorentina ahead against his old side in the first leg, but Basel rallied and after equalising with 20 minutes to go, they grabbed a stoppage-time winner to be in full control in Switzerland.
Having already made it into the Coppa Italia final, Vincenzo Italiano will be desperate to turn the tie around and take on either West Ham United or AZ Alkmaar in the final. Victory would open the chance to play in the Europa League next season with eighth being the highest Fiorentina can finish in Serie A this season.
FC Basel vs Fiorentina: Predicted line-ups
Defenders Arnau Comas and Sergio Lopez are set to miss out through injury for FC Basel, with the former having missed much of the season. Apart from that, Davide Calla has a full and rotated squad to pick from. He made many changes for their game against St.Gallen, which ended in a 6-1 defeat in what has been a terrible domestic season for Basel.
Salvatore Sirigu continues to be out for Fiorentina but the general shape of their squad is good right now. Italiano only rotated minorly against Udinese and his team managed to win 2-0.
FC Basel predicted XI vs Fiorentina (3-5-2): Hitz; Lang, Kasim, Pelmard; Ndoye, Diouf, Xhaka, Burger, Calafiori; Augustin, Amdouni.
Fiorentina predicted XI vs FC Basel (4-3-3): Terracciano; Dodo, Martinez-Quarta, Milenkovic, Biraghi; Bonaventura, Amrabat, Castrovilli; Ikone, Cabral, Gonzalez.
FC Basel vs Fiorentina: When does the Europa Conference League fixture start?
The Europa Conference League semi-final second leg of FC Basel vs Fiorentina is set to kick off at 21:00 CEST, local time in Switzerland. That makes it a 20:00 kick-off in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
For those watching FC Basel vs Fiorentina in the United States of America, the game kicks off at 15:00 EST / 12:00 PST.
FC Basel vs Fiorentina: Where to watch the Europa Conference League fixture?
For those viewing FC Basel vs Fiorentina in the Europa Conference League in the United States, every Europa Conference League game in 2022/23 can be seen on Paramount+.
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, you can watch FC Basel vs Fiorentina on BT Sport 4.