UEFA Cup Quarter Final
Being fourth in Serie A is difficult. There are seven matches left to be played and considering that we are only three points above fifth placed Udinese, it becomes unnecessary extra stress to ensure that under no circumstances do we end up qualifying for the UEFA Cup. A competition that we are currently trying to win.
Yes, ladies and gentleman directly after tonight's Roma Champions League game, against Manchester United the next Italian team in European competition is us. Baby Viola. We could have been in the Champions League this season, but we were knocked out of the preliminaries by the FIGC. PSV were also knocked out of the Champions League, mainly by Inter and Fenerbache. Let us all take a moment and thank Inter for sending them our way.
Now we're done with that, lets talk about PSV. They have the title wrapped up in a paper bag, more or less ready to be opened. The toothless Ajax managed a 0-0 draw with them a couple of weeks back. Astonishingly, they managed to drop two points as they managed another 0-0 draw against NEC. We seem to be getting a pattern here. I guess it's a good time for Gamberini to be injured. Not even the great Koevermans managed a goal in last week's away fixture, despite this though, they're still five points clear with only three games of the season left to go! Would they be concentrating on the UEFA Cup? You can bet on it. For us, it's just a question of exhaustion and keeping up our fitness levels with what doth hath happeneth so far. As far as the squad is concerned, Allefay is back from injury and they have a full squad to choose from.
They'll be flying in tomorrow and we'll ambush them when they get here, in the meantime, lets watch out for the other midweek games e quando Giovedi ha arrivato, possiamo vedere la partita.
Fiorentina 4-3-3: S.Frey; Pasqual, *D.Dainelli, P.Kroldrup, T.Ujfalusi; M.Gobbi, M.Donadel, Z.Kuzmanovic; A.Mutu, C.Vieri, M.Santana.
PSV 4-3-3: H.Gomes; C.Salcido, D.Marcellis, Alcides, J.Kromkamp; T.Simons*, I.Allefay, J.Culina; E.Mendez; J.Farfan, D.Koevermans.