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Tuesday September 29 2015
Serie A Team of Week 6

After a long weekend, Dave Taylor picks a 3-5-2 where Fiorentina, Roma and Napoli dominated in his top XI from Week 6.

Morgan De Sanctis [Roma]

A relatively comfortable evening but always ready when needed. First he denied a Marco Borriello bullet with a fingertip save, stopped a Ryder Matos penalty and the subsequent follow-up before saving a strong Kevin Lasagna effort. Alert.

Kalidou Koulibaly [Napoli]

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Sunday September 27 2015
Ilicic: 'Pressing was crucial'

Josip Ilicic said the key to Fiorentina crushing Inter 4-1 was “pressing and an early goal.”

The Viola earned an extraordinary victory at San Siro to go top of the table for the first time in 17 years.

“We were waiting for this game, which was very important, as we wanted to see what level we were at and what we could do,” Ilicic told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday September 19 2015
Fiorentina injuries pile up

Fiorentina are decimated by injuries for their Serie A trip to Carpi on Sunday evening.

It kicks off at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

The Viola are feeling the effects of playing in the Europa League on Thursday with a new host of absentees after the 2-1 defeat to Basel.

Matias Vecino, Josip Ilicic and Jakub Blaszczykowski all sustained injuries during that game.

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Monday August 24 2015
Serie A team of Week 1

With the start of a new season Dave Taylor selects his best XI from an exciting topsy-turvy round 1

Rafael [Verona]

Made several crucial saves including two from Radja Nainggolan plus Mohammed Salah’s terrific volley. Could have done better for Roma’s goal but helped win a point with a double save from Edin Dzeko and Miralem Pjanic later. Dynamic.

Thomas Heurtaux [Udinese]

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Friday July 24 2015
Ilicic: ‘Happy at Fiorentina’

Fiorentina midfielder Josip Ilicic admits ‘I’m glad I stayed here’, despite links with Bologna.

The Rossoblu were believed to have agreed a €7m deal with the Viola for the Slovenian international, but the 27-year-old opted to remain in Florence.

“I’m glad I stayed here,” Ilicic told Radio Crc.

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Wednesday July 15 2015
Fiorentina fire blanks

Fiorentina were held to a disappointing 0-0 draw by Hungarians Gyirmot Gyor, though hit the woodwork twice.

Paulo Sousa’s new-look Viola failed to get the fans on their feet against the same side that beat Roma 2-1 last week.

Stefan Savic thought he’d opened the scoring after just eight minutes, but his header from a Joaquin corner smacked against the crossbar.

Mario Gomez had an effort parried and Federico Bernardeschi went close.

Sousa sent out a completely different team in the second half in the 3-5-2 formation.

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Sunday June 28 2015
Bologna close on Ilicic

Newly-promoted Bologna have reportedly struck a deal with Fiorentina for Slovenia international Josip Ilicic.

According to Sport Mediaset, the two clubs have agreed terms for a €7m transfer.

The Rossoblu will now try to discuss a contract with the 27-year-old creative midfielder’s entourage.

Bologna had already been tracking Ilicic in the January window, before securing promotion via the Serie B play-offs.

This season Ilicic has scored 10 goals and provided four assists between Serie A and the Europa League.

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Thursday May 14 2015
EL: Sevilla sink Fiorentina again

Fiorentina went out of the Europa League with a whimper, losing 2-0 to Sevilla with Josip Ilicic missing a penalty.

The Viola needed a miracle after their 3-0 defeat in Spain, especially missing injured Khouma Babacar, Giuseppe Rossi, Juan Manuel Vargas and Micah Richards. Mario Gomez was surprisingly dropped for Josip Ilicic as a False 9, having scored five goals in his last five Serie A games. Nicolas Pareja was out injured with Beto again not fit to start in goal.

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Wednesday May 13 2015
Player of Week 35: Josip Ilicic

It was another brace for Josip Ilicic, who emerged as the King of Tuscany following Fiorentina’s derby win against Empoli. Livio Caferoglu profiles his pick for Week 35.

The juggling act is never easy, just ask Fiorentina. A mere month ago Coppa Italia glory and the Champions League were well within their sights, but after a run of just two wins in nine games, possibly as a consequence of their Europa League run, they could well end the season with nothing.

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Monday March 23 2015
Serie A Team of Week 28

Following a two-day weekend, Dave Taylor selects his best XI from Week 28.

Marco Sportiello [Atalanta]

Played a massive part in securing a point at San Paolo with a handful of crucial saves, including a  reaction save with his legs from a powerful Gonzalo Higuain effort. Arguably man of the match. Commanding.

Molla Wague [Udinese]

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