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Wednesday December 2 2015
Bernardeschi in Barcelona sights

Spanish reports say that Barcelona are interested in Fiorentina’s Federico Bernardeschi and have had him scouted.

Newspaper El Mundo Deportivo writes today that the Viola starlet is on a list of young stars that the Catalan giants are targeting, which also includes Sassuolo’s Sime Vrsaljko.

The 21-year-old has impressed under Paulo Sousa this season and was reportedly watched by Barca’s Italian director Ariedo Braida during their Europa League match against Basel last Thursday.

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Thursday November 26 2015
Sousa: 'Must control emotions'

Paulo Sousa was “proud” of his 10-man Fiorentina earning a 2-2 draw away to Basel, but Facundo Roncaglia “has to control his emotions.”

The Viola were 2-0 up in Switzerland despite an early Roncaglia straight red card for elbowing Breel Embolo, but tired as time went on and were pegged back 2-2.

“I applauded my players because I am proud of this team, who did well to control many situations that didn’t go our way,” Sousa told Sky Sport Italia.

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Wednesday November 25 2015
Bernardeschi: 'I am Fiore's N.10'

Fiorentina's Federico Bernardeschi explains why he chose the number 10 and reveals his models: Francesco Totti, Roberto Baggio, Giancarlo Antognoni.

The young Viola is an important prospect for the Italian national team and already a consistent starter for his club, in which he made his own decision to wear the number 10 on his back.

“It was a bit of a special choice,” he told La Nazione. “But I've been Viola for many years and I wanted to try wearing that number.

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Wednesday November 25 2015
Bernardeschi: 'I'll be Fiore symbol'

Federico Bernardeschi reveals that he wants to become Fiorentina's symbol, and says he 'fears no-one' for the Scudetto.

The promising 21-year-old renewed his contract with the Viola at the beginning of this season and currently plays with the number 10 in spite of his young age.

“My idea is to become a symbol for Fiorentina,” he told La Nazione. “Signing my renewal gave me a great drive.

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Sunday November 8 2015
Bernardeschi: 'Scudetto is possible'

Federico Bernardeschi assures Fiorentina “can win the Scudetto” after their 2-0 victory away to Sampdoria.

The Viola are top of the table on a par with Inter, but with a superior head-to-head record.

“I am proud of this squad and we can stay where we are now,” the Italy Under-21 international told Sky Sport Italia.

“Can we win the Scudetto? Of course we could.

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Friday November 6 2015
Bernardeschi: 'Scudetto over Europe'

Fiorentina's Federico Bernardeschi declares they'll 'have to choose between Serie A and Europe', and says he'd prefer the Scudetto.

The Viola made it back to the top of the Serie A table alongside Inter and yesterday defeated Lech Poznan 2-0 in the Europa League.

“It will come to a point where we'll have to choose between the championship and Europe,” he told Sky Sports Italia.

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Thursday October 22 2015
Bernardeschi: 'Learn from defeat'

Federico Bernardeschi urged Fiorentina to “learn from this defeat” against Lech Poznan and prepare for Roma.

The Viola are top of the Serie A table, but have lost both Europa League home games to Basel and Lech Poznan despite dominating for large periods.

“We are aware of our capabilities, but then there are nights like this where nothing goes your way,” Bernardeschi told Sky Sport Italia.

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Tuesday October 13 2015
U21: Perfect Italy see off Ireland

Italy maintained their 100 per cent qualifying record by beating the Republic of Ireland, despite Federico Bernardeschi’s red card.

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Thursday October 8 2015
Line-ups: Slovenia-Italy U21

Federico Bernardeschi, Marco Benassi and Alessio Romagnoli are among starters in Italy’s Under-21 Euro qualifier with Slovenia.

It kicks off at 17.30 UK time (16.30 GMT) in Koper.

The Azzurrini beat Slovenia 1-0 back in September with a Federico Bernardeschi penalty and that remains their only game so far in qualifying.

Slovenia have since played and won another two matches to lead Group 2 alongside Serbia, also on six points.

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