Anticipation and fear are two closely-linked emotions for followers of football.
Fiorentina supporters know them better than most.
In recent years, the sport has dished out some cruel blows to the Viola, but, from time to time, it has also provided exhilarating success.
“Hope for the best, expect the worst” might be their motto.
Never has that been more true than on the Tuscan side’s trip to take on Bayern Munich in the Allianz Arena.
It will take one of their most memorable performances to come away with anything other than a heavy defeat.
And five key players will have to put on a show if they hope to make their bid for a Champions League quarter-final place a success.