Wolfsburg's Italian defender Andrea Barzagli is backing hometown team Fiorentina to beat Champions League rivals Bayern Munich.

"Can Fiorentina win at Bayern? I think it's possible because they're a solid team that can win at home and away," the 27-year-old said.

"Die Roten are having some problems at the moment, but they do have class and could recover at any moment."

One of the big talking points will be the presence of former Fiorentina hero Luca Toni in the Bayern line-up.

"It's true that Luca isn't scoring a lot, but he's a great striker and I think it's a temporary problem," Barzagli stressed. "However, I hope he doesn't score against Fiorentina.

"Am I disappointed I didn't join the Viola during the summer? They were my first choice, but I don't have any regrets."