Former Juventus midfielder Albert Aquilani will come up against his former teammates when Fiorentina take on the favourites for the title on Sunday. Juventus have made a good start to the season, but they have been overshadowed by the record of Roma. Rudy Garcia’s men have started the season with wins in all the matches so far. Despite this, Juventus have kept pace with them at the top of the table are they are just the few points below them. Fiorentina, though, will be providing a much difficult test for Antonio Conte’s men on Sunday.
Aquilani has been one of the good signings for Fiorentina, and he has helped Vincenzo Montella’s men to take seven wins from the opening 12 matches. Fiorentina are only four points behind Napoli, who are one of the favourites for the title. After missing out on the Champions League last season by finishing the fourth place, Montella will be looking to grab the top three spots this season. A victory against Juventus is going to be essential in order to do so since they could take advantage of the home factor.
Juventus also have their midweek exertions in the Champions league. Fiorentina’s last match finished in 0-0 draw with Lazio, while they have already lost against one of the title contenders in the form of Inter Milan earlier this season.
“I have no regrets and will celebrate if I score. There is the desire to win and this game means a lot to the fans, but I have no need for revenge. It is all in the past for me and I have no regrets. I want to put in an important performance and will celebrate if I score. Since coming to Florence I’ve realised this game is completely different to the others and the fans gave us such enthusiasm. We want to repay them on the field,” said Aquilani.