There’s a war of words between Walter Sabatini and and Pantaleo Corvino, after the latter accused Roma striker Edin Dzeko of diving.
Roma’s Kevin Strootman is adamant that his team deserved to beat Fiorentina on Sunday evening.
Hrvoje Milic has hailed Fiorentina Coach Paulo Sousa as ‘one of the best in Europe’ after victory over Roma.
Paulo Sousa claims Fiorentina showed enough “courage to deserve good luck” after their contentious 1-0 win over Roma.
Luciano Spalletti felt Roma “did not deserve defeat” to Fiorentina and the result “hurts because incidents went against us.”
Milan Badelj felt Fiorentina “deserved the victory” as they tactically annulled Roma strengths before his goal.
Milan Badelj scored with a contentious late daisy-cutter as Fiorentina squeezed past Roma after Radja Nainggolan hit the woodwork.
Join us for a full day of Serie A action, running from Udinese-Chievo through Torino-Empoli, Sassuolo-Genoa, the Derby d’Italia Inter v Juventus and Fiorentina-Roma.
Mohamed Salah returns to face his former club as Fiorentina and Roma reignite their growing rivalry.
It’s the Derby d’Italia between bitter rivals Inter and Juventus, while Fiorentina v Roma and Sassuolo-Genoa also promise fireworks.
Thomas Vermaelen is again absent for Roma as they prepare to face Fiorentina on Sunday.
Luciano Spalletti became irritated by questions on Francesco Totti, accusing reporters of “using him to break Roma” and threatening to quit if the captain does.
Paulo Sousa hopes that victory over Roma “can give Fiorentina the right push” to reach their peak, but identified the Federico Bernardeschi problem.
Luciano Spalletti feels Roma wrongly consider “some passes too banal and easy,” but Fiorentina show the importance of possession.
Fiorentina’s Carlos Sanchez hopes home advantage will be enough to give the Viola victory over Roma.
There are some very big games this weekend, including the vicious Derby d’Italia Inter-Juventus, Fiorentina-Roma rivalry, Napoli-Bologna and a fascinating Sassuolo-Genoa.
A Greek newspaper has accused ‘Mafia’ of denying PAOK a late Europa League penalty against Fiorentina.
The remaining 62 minutes of Genoa-Fiorentina, abandoned due to bad weather last weekend, will be played on Thursday December 15 at 20:00 BST.
Paulo Sousa felt Fiorentina “certainly deserved more” from their 0-0 Europa League draw away to PAOK Salonika.
Khouma Babacar was denied by two excellent saves, but Fiorentina were held to a 0-0 Europa League draw at PAOK Salonika.