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Sunday May 28 2017
Pescara held by 10-man Viola

Fiorentina fought back from 2-0 down to draw with already-relegated Pescara after Federico Chiesa’s dismissal.

The Viola waved goodbye to Coach Paulo Sousa and Gonzalo Rodriguez at the Stadio Franchi.

It was a surprising first half in Tuscany, as Pescara took a commanding lead through Gianluca Caprari and then Chiesa received two yellow cards in quick succession.

Jean-Christophe Bahebeck doubled the Delfini’s lead, but Riccardo Saponara and a Matias Vecino scorcher completed the comeback.

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Sunday May 28 2017
Liveblog: Final Serie A Sunday

Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from the last day of the Serie A season, including Cagliari-Milan, Francesco Totti’s Roma-Genoa swansong, Sampdoria-Napoli, Inter-Udinese and decisive relegation dogfights.

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Sunday May 28 2017
Zeman: 'Totti could've played longer'

Zdenek Zeman describes Francesco Totti as the best player he has coached in his career.

The now Pescara Coach worked with the 40-year-old forward, who today makes the final appearance of his Roma career, during his spell in the Stadio Olimpico dugout between 1997 and 1999.

Speaking ahead of the Giallorossi captain's farewell, the veteran tactician claimed Totti's vision and technique put him head and shoulders above other players he has coached.

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Saturday May 27 2017
Sousa: 'Fiorentina will remember be'

Paulo Sousa believes “Fiorentina fans will remember me” as his two-year tenure comes to an end tomorrow, but does have regrets.

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

“I was not here alone in these two years, but with the whole staff, from the kit staff to the medics down to the players,” said Sousa in his Press conference.

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Friday May 26 2017
Zeman: ‘Others decided for Totti’

Zdenek Zeman says “others have decided” that Francesco Totti will no longer play for Roma after this weekend.

The Giallorossi legend confirmed yesterday that he will play his final match for the club against Genoa, but the wording of his statement indicated he could go on playing elsehwere.

“He didn’t say he wanted to finish with football,” Zeman pointed out, speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Thursday May 25 2017
New Italy faces against San Marino

Giampiero Ventura called a host of new faces for Italy’s friendly against San Marino in Empoli on May 31, including Mattia Caldara, Federico Chiesa and Domenico Berardi.

This is the first of several friendlies for the Azzurri before the break-up for the summer, but Ventura will only name his squad to face Uruguay and Liechtenstein on May 27.

The San Marino game is hosted by the Stadio Castellani in Empoli on Wednesday May 31, kicking off at 20.30 UK time (19.30 GMT).

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Monday May 22 2017

Zeman: ‘Totti won’t retire’

Pescara Coach Zdenek Zeman doesn’t think Roma legend Francesco Totti will retire - “I hope to see him on the pitch again”.

The Giallorossi captain hasn’t been offered a new contract, so Sunday’s Genoa game will be his last for the club he has played for all his career.

“I haven’t heard that he wants to leave,” Zeman told Sky after tonight’s win over Palermo.

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Monday May 22 2017
Serie A Week 37: Did You Know?

Gianluigi Buffon becomes the most successful Serie A player of all time, Roma set a new away record, Napoli improve their own points tally and the most prolific Capocannoniere race since 1949 in Susy Campanale's stats.

Juventus are the first side ever to win the Serie A title six years in a row. The Bianconeri previously had five from 1931-35 and Il Grande Torino from 1943-49 (with break for World War II). In Europe’s top five Leagues, only Olympique Lyonnais have done better with seven from 2001-07.

Only six Juve players won all six titles during this run: Gianluigi Buffon, Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli, Claudio Marchisio and Stephan Lichtsteiner. In each of those six campaigns, Juve had the best defensive record in the division.

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Monday May 22 2017
Pescara salvage pride

Pescara salvaged some pride with a 2-0 win over Palermo, but wayward finishing meant it should have been more.

Robert Muric scored on his first Serie A start in the first half, before Alexandru Mitrita doubled the hosts’ advantage in the second half of what was a dead rubber.

Click here for a full match report.

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Monday May 22 2017
Line-ups: Pescara-Palermo

Alberto Cerri leads the line for Pescara, as they look to say goodbye to their fans in style.

The Delfini face Palermo tonight in a match which is of little significance, given both sides have already been relegated to Serie B.

However, Zdenek Zeman’s side have pride to play for in front of their home fans, even though they’re already doomed to finish bottom.

Pescara: Fiorillo; Zampano, Bovo, Fornasier, Biraghi; Verre, Brugman, Memushaj; Muric, Cerri, Caprari

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