• EUROPA LEAGUE - Fiorentina-Tottenham 1-1 | as it happened

    EUROPA LEAGUE - Fiorentina-Tottenham 1-1 | as it happened

    Fiorentina beat Tottenham last year at the same stage (last 32) of the same competition (Europa League).

    Last season's Viola manager Vincenzo Montella played the first leg game at the White Hart Lane drawing 1-1, while the Italians beat Spurs 2-0 in the return leg making it through the last 16 stage.

    "They are a very different team from last season", Paulo Sousa told the press ahead of the game

    "Players are more mature and overall they are more competitive, we'll have to keep the ball possesion more than them and keep them far from our goal."

    Spurs' manager Mauricio Pochettino also beleives that their opponents have imporved since last season and remian optimistic about the Franchi clash despite senior goalkeeper Hugo  Lloris has been ruled out from the game due to a shoulder injury and will be replaced by no. 12 Michel Vorm

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