Stefano Pioli saw “a strange game” as Fiorentina beat Sampdoria 3-2 in the Coppa Italia and outlined where his squad can improve.
Davide Astori concedes “it was a battle” as Fiorentina pushed past Sampdoria 3-2 to set up a Coppa Italia Quarter-Final tie with Lazio or Cittadella.
Fiorentina were pegged back twice by Sampdoria, but a late Jordan Veretout penalty sealed the 3-2 win in the Coppa Italia Round of 16.
Fiorentina and Sampdoria both shuffle their packs for this evening's Coppa Italia last-16 clash at the Artemio Franchi.
Calcio icon Gabriel Batistuta has revealed the sheer extent of his post-retirement hell. “I thought about getting my legs amputated.”
Fiorentina boss Stefano Pioli says he “doesn’t understand” why Sampdoria were given an extra day of preparation for Wednesday’s Coppa Italia tie.
Lazio director Igli Tare called the refereeing in their 3-1 defeat to Torino “more than a scandal. We were clearly damaged and we demand respect.”
The referees have been announced for this week’s Coppa Italia games, with Juan Luca Sacchi taking charge of Inter-Pordenone.
Napoli have scored just three goals in their last five Serie A games, and have gone scoreless for two matches for the first time since 2014.
Join us for all the build-up and action from today’s Serie A games, including Chievo-Roma, Napoli-Fiorentina and Milan-Bologna.
Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly is not worried by his side’s recent lack of goals following today’s stalemate with Fiorentina.
Fiorentina held out under pressure at the San Paolo and created some chances of their own, but which Viola men stood out?
It was another disappointing display from Napoli, but who did their duty in the goalless draw with Fiorentina?
Maurizio Sarri maintains Napoli are back on track in terms of performance after their 0-0 draw with Fiorentina. “We created many chances.”
Stefano Pioli acknowledges Napoli “have lost sharpness lately, but I want to give credit for the result” to Fiorentina after their draw.
Napoli wasted a golden opportunity to recapture the top of Serie A, as they were again toothless in attack against Fiorentina.
Fiorentina director Giancarlo Antognoni admits to “a degree of fear” facing Napoli and wants to keep Federico Chiesa “for as long as possible.”
Amadou Diawara wants Napoli to “prove these recent defeats didn’t change our dimension” this season by beating Fiorentina to go top.
Check all the confirmed line-ups for this afternoon’s Serie A games Napoli-Fiorentina, SPAL-Verona and Udinese-Benevento.
Napoli have the opportunity to recapture the top of the table with a win over Fiorentina, as Piotr Zielinski stands in for Lorenzo Insigne.