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Saturday December 7 2019
Fiorentina striker shortage

Federico Chiesa returns to the Fiorentina squad, but Kevin-Prince Boateng, Franck Ribery and German Pezzella miss out against Torino.

The Viola visit Torino on Sunday at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

Coach Vincenzo Montella has to reshuffle his pack yet again, as forward Ribery and defender German Pezzella are joined on the absentee list by Boateng.

Chiesa is available following muscular issues, but it remains to be seen if he can play from the start.

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Friday December 6 2019
Montella: 'Happy Belotti is out'

Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella won't deny he is "happy" that Andrea Belotti will be out of action for Torino, but refuses to give clues on his line-up.

It kicks off on Sunday at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The Viola play Torino on Sunday and Montella says the win over Cittadella in the fourth round of the Coppa Italia was a morale booster for his side.

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Friday December 6 2019
Coppa Italia Round of 16 draw

The Coppa Itallia Round of 16 draw was made today, as Napoli, Lazio, Inter, Fiorentina, Milan, Torino, Parma and Juventus are the hosts.

This is still a one-off match, to be decided after 90 minutes, extra time or penalties, so home advantage could be key.

That is why the order of the teams was decided in this afternoon's Lega Serie A draw.

Napoli will play Massimo Oddo’s Perugia at the Stadio San Paolo, whilst Lazio will host Cremonese at the Stadio Olimpico.

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Thursday December 5 2019
Chiesa resumes training

Federico Chiesa has returned to full training with Fiorentina and is therefore available for this weekend’s Serie A game against Torino.

The winger has been struggling with muscular issues, which were exacerbated while on international duty with Italy.

He missed the last two Serie A matches, both 1-0 defeats to Verona and Lecce, as well as the 2-0 Coppa Italia victory over Cittadella.

A statement on the club website confirmed Chiesa resumed training with the rest of his Viola teammates today.

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Thursday December 5 2019
Zaza row breaks out at Torino?

Simone Zaza could reportedly leave Torino in January following a training ground row with coach Walter Mazzarri.

According to Tuttosport the forward and his manager have an increasingly tense rapport, which has seen Zaza drop down the pecking order.

Even with Andrea Belotti out injured, Mazzarri still preferred other forwards to Zaza.

It’s reported he took this badly and, just before the heavy defeat to Inter last month, was accused of exaggerating the pain he left when kicking the ball.

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Thursday December 5 2019
Serie A Week 15 referees

The referees for Serie A Week 15 are announced, with Michael Fabbri given Lazio-Juventus and Gianpaolo Calvarese officiating Inter-Roma

Calvarese has been handed the whistle for when Roma travel to San Siro on Friday night, and the experienced referee is familiar with both teams.

Inter have only lost three times in 13 games with the 43-year-old in charge, whilst Roma are hoping for another penalty as Calvarese has awarded them five in their 16 games with him as referee.

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Tuesday December 3 2019
Coppa: Genoa scrape through

Genoa had to come back from 2-1 down to beat Serie B side Ascoli in a 3-2 Coppa Italia thriller, setting up a clash with Torino.

The Fourth Round of the Coppa Italia is played this week and the Grifone found it very tough playing in practically an empty Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

Andrea Pinamonti had put the hosts in front on a Filip Jagiello assist, but it all turned around after the break with Giacomo Beretta on the counter-attack and Domenico Criscito accidentally deflecting an Alberto Gerbo cross past Jandrei for an own goal.

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Tuesday December 3 2019
Belotti injury worse than thought

Torino confirm Andrea Belotti’s thigh injury is more serious than previously thought, so he is a major doubt to face Fiorentina.

The striker was already ruled out of Saturday’s 1-0 win away to Genoa, but had been expected to return this week.

A statement from the club announced that tests showed muscular damage that “was not visible in previous examinations due to the vast haematoma.”

The bruising had been too extensive to see the lesion in the muscle.

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Tuesday December 3 2019
Serie A: Four players suspended

There are four players suspended for this weekend’s Serie A games, including Bologna midfielder Gary Medel and Verona’s Koray Gunter.

The Disciplinary Commission gave its verdicts and decided to give Torino striker Simone Edera just a one-match ban after he received two yellow cards in under 10 minutes.

Verona defender Gunter, Bologna midfielder Medel and Lecce’s Luca Rossettini are also suspended for Week 15.

It means ‘Pitbull’ Medel will miss the meeting with Milan at the Stadio Dall’Ara.

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Tuesday December 3 2019
Atleti target Serie A strikers?

Atletico Madrid are struggling in La Liga and are reportedly looking at Milan’s Krzysztof Piatek and Torino’s Andrea Belotti ahead of the transfer window.

After Antoine Griezmann left for Barcelona last summer, Atleti have been struggling for goals and are currently sixth in La Liga after 15 games.

AS reports Los Rojiblancos are in the market for a striker and that they could offer to take the misfiring Piatek on loan from Milan.

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