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Saturday January 18 2020
Chiesa: 'We understand Iachini'

Federico Chiesa praised new Fiorentina coach Beppe Iachini after their 2-0 victory away to Napoli. “We immediately understood what we wanted to do.”

The Viola have now won two on the bounce in Serie A, along with a midweek Coppa Italia victory over Atalanta, since Iachini replaced Vincenzo Montella in December.

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Wednesday January 15 2020
Baggio: 'Desire can help Zaniolo'

Roberto Baggio has claimed Nicolò Zaniolo’s “desire” could help the Roma winger get to the European Championship this summer.

After a successful surgery on the ruptured ACL, Zaniolo is expected to be out for the next five to six months and the former Italy hero Baggio went through a similar injury ahead of the World Cup.

It took the former No10 only two and a half months before he was back on his feet and scored on his return to club football ahead of the 2002 World Cup.

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Monday January 13 2020
Zaniolo 'out for five-six months'

Nicolò Zaniolo’s father confirms the Roma and Italy talent will be out “for five to six months” after knee surgery, so Euro 2020 hopes are slim.

The 20-year-old ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament and damaged the meniscus during last night’s 2-1 home defeat to Juventus, going under the knife this afternoon.

He was distraught at the Stadio Olimpico and stretchered off in tears, as he was hoping to play for Italy at Euro 2020 in June.

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NEWS
Monday January 13 2020
Zaniolo knee surgery successful

Roma have confirmed that Nicolò Zaniolo underwent surgery to reconstruct his ACL and meniscus following an injury in last night’s defeat to Juventus.

Zaniolo was taken off in the 36th minute, and it was later announced that he had ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, with additional meniscus damage.

The Giallorossi’s official Twitter account posted a message saying the attacking midfielder underwent successful surgery to repair his knee.

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Monday January 13 2020
Demiral season over with torn ACL

Juventus defender Merih Demiral has been ruled out for the rest of the season after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament with additional meniscus damage.

The Turkey international had scored the opening goal in last night’s 2-1 Serie A victory over Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.

He then landed heavily after jumping for a header and limped off the field.

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Monday January 13 2020
Zaniolo to have ACL surgery today

Nicolò Zaniolo will undergo surgery today for a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament with meniscus damage, ending the Roma star’s season and ruling him out of Euro 2020.

The 20-year-old’s right knee buckled during last night’s 2-1 defeat to Juventus and he immediately realised the extent of the injury, as he was inconsolable when being stretchered away.

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Sunday January 12 2020
Confirmed: Zaniolo has torn ACL

Roma and Italy talent Nicolò Zaniolo will have surgery on Monday for a torn anterior cruciate ligament, ruling him out for the rest of the season.

The statement from the club confirmed not only is there a torn right ACL, but also damage to the meniscus in the same knee.

He had run past several Juventus players during this evening’s 2-1 defeat at the Stadio Olimpico when he went down on the edge of the area.

There seemed to be relatively little contact, but his leg appeared to buckle and he was stretchered off in tears.

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Friday January 10 2020
Lampard: 'Giroud could leave'

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admits Olivier Giroud could join Inter this month. “If it’s right for everybody, then we’ll look at whether he can leave the club.”

Giroud has been linked with Inter for a number of weeks, given boss Antonio Conte is desperate for more strikers to ease the pressure on Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez.

The Frenchman is believed to want out of Chelsea as he looks to secure more first team football, with Euro 2020 on the horizon.

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BLOG ITALIA
Thursday January 9 2020
Keeping up with Immobile

Records have tumbled so far this season and Ciro Immobile is proving himself to be an excellent all-round striker for Lazio and Italy, writes Vijay Rahaman.

It's stoppage time at the Stadio Mario Rigamonti and promoted Brescia are holding Serie A’s form team Lazio to a 1-1 draw and it seemed that the Biancocelesti's current streak is about to end. Then a long raking ball from Francesco Acerbi into the box is headed down by Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, collected by Felipe Caicedo, who places the ball perfectly into the path of Ciro Immobile, and while falling to the ground he strokes the ball into the left hand corner of the goal.

Game. Set. Match.

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Saturday January 4 2020
Chiesa: 'Italy Euro 2020 contenders'

Federico Chiesa sees France and Portugal as the main rivals for Italy at Euro 2020 and described the importance of tactics for new Fiorentina coach Beppe Iachini.

The Azzurri qualified with a 100 per cent record of 10 wins out of 10 and will face Turkey, Switzerland and Wales in the group stage of the tournament proper.

“I feel we are a very strong side, plus the coach Roberto Mancini taught us a lot in the last few years. He showed us how to play, keeping a lot of possession, a lot of intensity,” Chiesa told the official Fiorentina site.

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