With the biggest game of the season looming, how are Fiorentina gearing up to face Juventus?
Paulo Dybala is close to making his Juventus return, reports suggest, but he’s still likely to miss the next two matches.
Roma target Milan Badelj doesn’t rule out staying at Fiorentina, insisting “it’s not the financial conditions that make the difference”.
Fiorentina striker Giovanni Simeone warns tomorrow’s game will be “the Battle of Waterloo” for Juventus.
Douglas Costa has returned to training with the rest of the Juventus squad, ahead of the trip to Fiorentina on Friday.
Giancarlo Antognoni declares that Juventus at home “is THE Game, with a capital G” for Fiorentina.
Marco Benassi assures Fiorentina can “have our say” against Juventus, admitting as a former Torino player “it’s like a derby for me”.
Davide Astori warns Juventus are “stronger than Napoli”, but Fiorentina can beat them if they play “the perfect match”.
Federico Chiesa admits Juventus at home is Fiorentina’s biggest game of the season - “you can already see it two weeks before”.
Claudio Marchisio warned that if he ever does leave Juventus, it will “never, ever” be for another Italian club. “I still want to win.”
Juventus and Napoli pulled ever further away from the chasing pack, while Roma still look disjointed - what we learned in Week 23.
Juventus winger Douglas Costa is in doubt for the trip to Fiorentina, as he was only involved in part of today’s training session.
It’s reported Juventus will be without Blaise Matuidi for around a month, but they aim to have him back for the return leg with Tottenham Hotspur.
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Fiorentina forward Federico Chiesa is aiming to score against Juventus on Friday - “even in the Primavera it was a very strongly felt game”.
Gonzalo Higuain warns thinking about Tottenham Hotspur already would be “a huge error” for Juventus, with Fiorentina to come on Friday.
Jordan Veretout assures Fiorentina’s owners are behind the club. “They told us we were a strong group and that we could do well.”
Roberto Donadoni feels Bologna are “lacking self-belief” after their chaotic 2-1 defeat to Fiorentina. “We are too obvious.”
Stefano Pioli was delighted with Fiorentina’s reaction to last week’s home hammering by Verona in victory at Bologna.
It was a bizarre game at the Stadio Dall’Ara, as both teams scored directly from the corner flag before Federico Chiesa’s more traditional winner.