FIORENTINA NEWS

UEFA have confirmed the referees for Thursday’s Europa League games Basel-Fiorentina, Lazio-Dnipro and Club Brugge-Napoli.
Gonzalo Rodriguez warns Fiorentina “would not settle for third place,” targeting both Scudetto and Europa League.
Marco Materazzi continues his feud with Rafa Benitez. “Napoli are frightening opponents now they actually have a Coach.”
Cesare Prandelli insists Juventus aren’t out of the Scudetto race, and defends Inter’s style of play.
Domenico Criscito was a target for Inter, but Zenit St Petersburg consider him “unsellable” according to his agent.
Andrea Pirlo’s arrival at Inter would ‘give quality to a compact and physical team’, says Carlo Ancelotti.
Roberto Mancini warned “there are three or four teams better equipped for the Scudetto” after Inter became the new Serie A leaders.
Inter went clear at the top of the table with a 4-0 victory over Frosinone, as Jonathan Biabiany got his first goal.
Fiorentina patron Andrea Della Valle “won’t hold back” on the transfer market to keep them top of the table.
Marco Giampaolo congratulated Empoli on their performance, “but we couldn’t stop Fiorentina for 95 minutes.”
Paulo Sousa confessed he “got the wrong line-up,” but was pleased with Fiorentina’s fightback against Empoli.
Napoli catch Fiorentina at the top of the table after a Tuscan Derby thriller, Vincenzo Montella’s Sampdoria debut ends in defeat and Davide Ballardini surprises Lazio.
Nikola Kalinic came off the bench and scored twice in six minutes to grab a thrilling 2-2 Tuscan Derby with Empoli.
Serie A leaders Fiorentina face a tricky test in the Derby di Toscana with Riccardo Saponara’s Empoli.
Follow all the build-up and action while giving your views on today’s Serie A games, including Verona-Napoli, Lazio-Palermo, Fiorentina-Empoli and Vincenzo Montella’s Sampdoria debut.
Marco Giampaolo assures the Derby di Toscana between Empoli and leaders Fiorentina “means a great deal.”
Paulo Sousa warned Fiorentina “must stay concentrated, as we are not unbeatable” in the Tuscan Derby with Empoli.
Josip Ilicic thanks Paulo Sousa for revitalising his career and is confident Fiorentina can win the Scudetto.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero sees a Roma, Napoli, Fiorentina and Juventus Scudetto race, but “Inter are very lucky.”
Milan midfielder Jose Mauri says Juventus are “great” but “I don’t think they’ll win the Scudetto”.