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Fiorentina forward Luca Toni insists it will be business as usual when he faces former side Juventus today.
The Viola are desperately in need of three points if they want to have any hope of qualifying for next season’s Europa League, although their chances of finishing in the top six are looking pretty slim.
And Toni is focused on leading his current employers to victory over Juve, with whom he spent two years between 2005 and 2007.
The 33-year-old said: “For them this is their last important game and they will be eager to do well.
“This match for us could be crucial for our European qualifying hopes. To win in Florence would be a big boost in confidence for us.”
But he did admit: “It's a strange feeling to return to Florence and play against a team with which I spent two fantastic seasons.
“In Florence I won the trophy for top scorer in Serie A in my first season at the club. We were a great group and I have many fond memories of my time there.”
While Fiorentina will look to end a three-match winless run following a 2-1 defeat to AC Milan last time out, Juventus will be bidding for a fourth successive victory following wins over Brescia, Roma and Genoa.