The fixture list for the 2014/15 Serie A has been released and Fiorentina have been handed a tricky opening game: Vincenzo Montella’s Viola will travel to the Stadio Olimpico to face Rudi Garcia’s Roma on the weekend of 30/31 August.
The Viola faithful will get their first chance to see the lads in action at the Franchi the following weekend, with Genoa the visitors.
Another big match awaits on 7 December, when Juve will travel to Florence.
Here is the complete list of Fiorentina’s Serie A fixtures in 2014/15:
Week 1: Roma v Fiorentina
Week 2: Fiorentina v Genoa
Week 3: Atalanta v Fiorentina
Week 4: Fiorentina v Sassuolo
Week 5: Torino v Fiorentina
Week 6: Fiorentina v Inter
Week 7: Fiorentina v Lazio
Week 8: AC Milan v Fiorentina
Week 9: Fiorentina v Udinese
Week 10: Sampdoria v Fiorentina
Week 11: Fiorentina v Napoli
Week 12: Hellas Verona v Fiorentina
Week 13: Cagliari v Fiorentina
Week 14: Fiorentina v Juventus
Week 15: Cesena v Fiorentina
Week 16: Fiorentina v Empoli
Week 17: Parma v Fiorentina
Week 18: Fiorentina v Palermo
Week 19: Chievo v Fiorentina
Weeks 20-38: reverse fixtures of the above, played in the same order.
After the draw, Vincenzo Montella had the following to say:
“Starting off with Roma is a tough one all right, but it will be an extra incentive for us. We also have a very testing run of matches against Inter, Lazio and AC Milan, but as always you only see how difficult a game really is once you play it.”
Coppa Italia 2014/15: Roma, Juve, Parma possible opponents
The draw for the 2014/15 Coppa Italia has also been made recently, meaning that Fiorentina now know which teams they may have to face in the latter stages of the competition.
Along with the other seven top seeds, last season’s runners-up will enter the competition at the last-16 stage, where their most likely opponents are Atalanta.
Should Montella’s charges go through to the quarter-finals, they could find Roma waiting in their path. The other two seeded teams in the bottom half of the draw are Parma and Juventus, either of which may provide the opposition in a potential semi-final.