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Sunday October 20 2019
Montella: 'Italian identity at Fiorentina'

Vincenzo Montella admits Fiorentina progressed “faster than expected” and praises Rocco Commisso’s philosophy, but jokingly hopes Mario Balotelli won’t play for Brescia tomorrow.

It kicks off on Monday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

The Viola had quite a turnaround, as after 18 Serie A rounds without a victory, they’ve now won three on the bounce.

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Wednesday October 9 2019
Pioli set up as just another Milan flop

Stefano Pioli is only the latest poor sap to take the thankless task of leading Milan, as Susy Campanale identifies the real culprits.

People have noted that political satires like The Thick of It and Veep are providing scenarios less ridiculous than the ones we see playing out on the news every day now. The chaos at AC Milan feels much the same. There comes a point when ‘banter era’ doesn’t really cover it. This is a club without a plan, a leader, an identity, just endless half-thought-out projects that are thrown out to the public before they’ve been properly vetted, then abandoned once enough negative feedback arrives.

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Tuesday October 8 2019
Endless parade of Milan managers

Since Max Allegri was fired in January 2014, Milan have had eight different tacticians on their bench and Stefano Pioli will make it nine.

The Rossoneri have seen a constant turnaround of Coaches, not helped by the fact that during that same period, the club has been under three different owners and a multitude of directors.

Following Allegri’s dismissal in January 2014, Milan had assistant manager Mauro Tassotti take charge of one game before Clarence Seedorf saw out the season.

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Sunday October 6 2019
'Ribery-Chiesa like Di Natale-Alexis'

Franck Ribery and Federico Chiesa can be for Fiorentina what Antonio Di Natale and Alexis Sanchez were at Udinese, claims Francesco Guidolin.

The two clubs face off today at 11.30 UK time (10.30 GMT), click here for a match preview.

After a little tactical tinkering, Coach Vincenzo Montella seems to have settled on a 3-5-2 formation for the Viola, with 36-year-old Ribery partnering Chiesa, who turns 22 later this month.

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Saturday October 5 2019
Montella: 'Fiorentina just started...'

Vincenzo Montella warned Fiorentina that Udinese are not to be taken for granted. “We’ve just started walking, it’ll be a while before we can run.”

It kicks off on Sunday at 11.30 UK time (10.30 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“Udinese are a team who like to attack on the counter, so we need to be patient, determined and keep the tempo high,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

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Monday September 30 2019
No way back for this Milan

It’s difficult to see how Marco Giampaolo and Milan can recover from the abject defeat to Fiorentina, as Kaustubh Pandey analyses what went wrong.

In what was another harrowing night at San Siro, Marco Giampaolo’s Milan ambled to an embarrassing defeat against Vincenzo Montella’s Fiorentina. The 3-1 result, if anything, flattered the hosts.

La Viola came into the game after grabbing their first win in 18 rounds, beating struggling Sampdoria 2-1 in midweek. The Rossoneri lost to Torino on Thursday, but for an hour played their best football of the season, so maintained the same XI and 4-3-3 system, but with radically different results.

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Sunday September 29 2019
Montella: 'Fiorentina still evolving'

Vincenzo Montella explained how he developed his Fiorentina tactics and will continue to evolve, but assured there is no “sense of revenge” against Milan.

The Viola ran riot at San Siro with a 3-1 victory, though it could’ve been more had Gianluigi Donnarumma not saved Federico Chiesa’s penalty.

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Saturday September 28 2019
Montella: 'My time at Milan positive'

Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella insists his time at Milan was positive and he recognises much of the criticism currently aimed at Marco Giampaolo.

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

This is no ordinary game for Montella, as he was fired by the Rossoneri in November 2017.

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Tuesday September 24 2019
Montella: No Fiorentina pressure

Vincenzo Montella has insisted that “I don’t feel pressured” by Fiorentina, despite their long wait for a Serie A win.

Fiorentina are currently on their worst run since 1938 after they had a two-goal lead overturned by Atalanta, which extended their winless sequence in the League to 18 rounds.

Nevertheless, Montella assured he was not feeling the heat ahead of Tuesday’s home match against Sampdoria.

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Sunday September 22 2019
Montella: 'I won't sleep tonight'

Vincenzo Montella “won’t sleep tonight” after a 2-2 draw with Atalanta, but feels Fiorentina have done well in a tough fixture list.

The Viola are propping up the Serie A table with just two points and are without a win in 18 Serie A rounds.

They had been 2-0 up against Atalanta, but allowed a comeback to 2-2 in the final seconds of the match.

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