Fiorentina director of sport Daniele Pradè blasted his players after a 3-1 defeat to Sassuolo. ‘People talk about value on the transfer market, but they’ve got to prove it on the pitch.’
Beppe Iachini admits Fiorentina paid a heavy price for defensive errors in the 3-1 loss to Sassuolo. ‘Perhaps fatigue is contributing to that.’
Sassuolo made the most of some terrible Fiorentina errors, both in attack and especially in defence, to snatch a precious victory at the Stadio Franchi.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s six Serie A games, including Inter-Brescia, SPAL-Milan, Fiorentina-Sassuolo and Verona-Parma.
Check the official line-ups from this evening’s four Serie A games, Verona-Parma, SPAL-Milan, Fiorentina-Sassuolo and Lecce-Sampdoria.
Beppe Iachini maintains Fiorentina ‘deserved more points’ in their last two games but is banking on Franck Ribery to ‘lift the team’ against Sassuolo.
Join us for the build-up and action as it happens from today's two big Serie A games, as Torino host Lazio and Juventus are in Genoa.
The referees for Serie A’s Week 29 fixtures have been announced, with Davide Massa given Torino-Lazio and Genoa-Juventus going to Gianpaolo Calvarese.
Lazio spokesman Arturo Diaconale hit back at controversy over the win at Fiorentina, insisting ‘media pressure is being created on purpose to cause us problems as we chase Juventus.’
Manchester City and not Liverpool are pushing Napoli for Kalidou Koulibaly, claim Italian reports, although the price-tag remains €100m.
Kevin-Prince Boateng is reportedly heading back to Fiorentina, as Besiktas will not take up their purchase or extended loan options.
Milan full-back Davide Calabria is expected to leave this summer after he was spotted with his agent at the club’s headquarters.
Refereeing designator Nicola Rizzoli says Serie A would ‘consider’ VAR challenge and claims there are ‘more controversies’ in Italy.
Fiorentina President Rocco Commisso released a statement following the controversial defeat to Lazio. ‘I wonder why VAR isn’t deployed in a more significant and useful way.’
Lazio are on the verge of equalling the record for most penalties in a single Serie A season, but there have been more spot-kicks this term in general too.
Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic has received a two-match ban for his elbow on Patric, while Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi is suspended for the Torino trip.
Franck Ribery’s magnificent solo effort wasn’t enough for Fiorentina, as Lazio turned it around through a controversial penalty and Luis Alberto strike.
Ciro Immobile dedicated Lazio’s 2-1 win against Fiorentina last night to ‘those who wrote us off’.
Fiorentina director of sport Daniele Pradè maintains refereeing decisions proved the difference in their defeat to Lazio. ‘We feel bitter. Who can sleep after that?’
Simone Inzaghi feels Lazio fought back to beat Fiorentina with ‘character and hunger’ to keep their Scudetto dreams alive in difficult circumstances.