Neto hopes to end Fiorentina week on a high

Fiorentina goalkeeper Alberto Neto is confident his side can end a successful week on a high note when they take on Inter Milan in Florence on Saturday.

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The Viola ousted Udinese from the Coppa Italia semi-finals on Tuesday, with a 2-0 home win sealing a 3-2 aggregate triumph and a final showdown with Napoli on May 3.

That success followed last weekend's 2-0 victory over Atalanta which saw the Viola to return to winning ways having collected just one point from their previous two league games.

"It has been a great week for us and we want to complete it with a victory against Inter," Neto said. "We are playing at a great level and this is a good sign.

"Our hard work is paying off and we are delighted to have reached the Coppa final.

"But we will not stop here as we want to do well in the league and finish as high as possible.

"We have little time to celebrate as our focus right now is on our next game."

Fiorentina are fourth in the standings and trail three points behind Napoli, who are third and hold the last Champions League qualifying spot.

Inter go into the encounter in Tuscany knowing their hopes of playing Champions League football next season are slim.

The Nerazzurri lie fifth in Serie A - 11 points behind Napoli.

Last weekend's 1-0 triumph over Sasssuolo halted a five-match winless run for Inter and eased the pressure on coach Walter Mazzarri.

However, the Nerazzurri will need to show a vast improvement if they are to end Fiorentina's unbeaten run at the Artemio Franchi stadium and clinch their first win on the road since November 3.

Fiorentina, coached by Vincenzo Montella, have not lost at home since October 23.

The hosts will be without injured defender Stefan Savic and midfielder Borja Valero, who is suspended. German forward Mario Gomez will start on the bench with Alessandro Matri set to lead the Viola forward.

For Inter, Diego Milito will play up front alongside Rodrigo Palacio, who has not scored for the Milan giants since December 22.



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