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Where: San Paolo, Naples.
When: Sunday March 23, 17:30 GMT
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After disappointment in Europe in mid-week, both Napoli and Fiorentina will be looking to bounce back with a strong performance and three vital points.
Rafa Benitez’s men were unable to overturn a one-goal deficit at home to Porto, with a 2-2 draw at San Paolo eliminating them from a competition that they had high hopes in given the experience of their Spanish coach.
However, with the Coppa Italia final to come and a race for second spot in Serie A still the priorities, the southern giants will hope to get back to winning ways immediately against their rivals from Florence.
The Viola also saw their European dream ended this season with Andrea Pirlo producing a piece of magic to seal a 1-0 win at the Franchi, but similarly Vincenzo Montella will be keen to get his players back focused for their domestic targets.
Napoli are currently 10 points clear of Fiorentina in the third and final Champions League place, and could effectively move out of sight with a win on Sunday evening.
Montella’s men stopped the rot last week with a 3-1 win over Chievo after losing three of four, but he will have to deal with the absence of Giuseppe Rossi, David Pizarro and Joaquin, although the latter two could yet still feature.
Benitez doesn’t have any new selection headaches, but tensions will undoubtedly be high as these two play their part in a dress rehearsal for the Coppa Italia final in May.
There is still plenty left to play for in the league, and both coaches will be looking to gain a psychological advantage over the other with victory. Fiorentina haven’t beaten Napoli home or away since March 2010, and they will be hoping to put that right here.