Marko Pjaca completes the trident attack for Fiorentina against Ciro Immobile’s Lazio in a showdown for European ambitions.
Today would’ve been the 96th birthday of legendary Scudetto-winning Lazio Coach Tommaso Maestrelli, who died 18 months after the historic title.
Lazio drop Dusan Basta for today’s Fiorentina clash, while Riza Durmisi and Jordan Lukaku are injured.
Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek will become the first player since Christian Vieri to score in the opening seven Serie A games if he finds the back of the net against Parma.
Fiorentina midfielder Jordan Veretout has his sights on Europe and today’s showdown with Lazio, while revealing his admiration for N’Golo Kante.
Simone Inzaghi said Lazio will only listen to “constructive criticism” as they prepare to face Fiorentina following two heavy defeats.
Stefano Pioli wants Fiorentina to rely on their football philosophy against Milan Badelj’s Lazio, but loses Kevin Mirallas to injury.
The agent of Fiorentina Coach Stefano Pioli “hasn’t spoken about” a renewal for his client, despite visiting Florence today.
Fiorentina striker Giovanni Simeone sees Milan’s Gonzalo Higuain as “the most complete striker in the league”.
Video has emerged of Juventus Coach Max Allegri raging at Federico Bernardeschi - “he’s coming off now, we’re not Fiorentina!”
Daniele Orsato will take charge of Lazio-Fiorentina, as the Serie A Week 8 referees are announced.
Fiorentina director general Pantaleo Corvino defends Federico Chiesa - “what I saw from the Atalanta directors after the game amazed me”.
Fiorentina are expected to meet with Federico Chiesa and his representatives in the coming weeks to discuss a new contract.
Former Italy and Genoa striker Giuseppe Rossi has avoided a doping ban after testing positive for dorzolamide.
Atalanta President Antonio Percassi claims ‘VAR might as well be scrapped if it’s not used’ but insists Gian Piero Gasperini will turn around the club’s fortunes.
Stefano Pioli insists Federico Chiesa will be remembered as a ‘champion’ and not a ‘diver’, while Fiorentina can only target the Champions League ‘in 2-3 years’.
Join us for all the build-up and action from today’s six Serie A games, including Fiorentina-Atalanta, Parma-Empoli and Sassuolo-Milan.
Atalanta director Luca Percassi noted it was “impossible to say silent” after VAR was not consulted for a very controversial Fiorentina penalty.
Stefano Pioli defended Federico Chiesa from accusations of diving and confessed Atalanta “played better” than Fiorentina today.
Federico Chiesa won a very controversial penalty and Cristiano Biraghi sealed it in stoppages, as Fiorentina got the better of Atalanta.