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Thursday April 19 2018
Batistuta makes Roma pledge

Diego Perotti treated the Roma squad to an Argentinean barbecue today and Gabriel Batistuta promised to cook if they reach the Champions League Final.

The Giallorossi celebrated last night’s 2-1 Serie A victory over Genoa and began preparations to take on Liverpool in Tuesday’s first leg clash.

They took a break at the Trigoria training ground and striker Perotti, who has been out injured for a few games and resumed training today, put on his chef’s apron for the occasion.

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Friday March 30 2018
Pioli: ‘Decisive weeks for Fiorentina’

Stefano Pioli admits “the next three weeks will be decisive” for Fiorentina, as they battle to secure a Europa League place.

The Viola currently sit ninth in Serie A, but seventh will be good enough for a European place if Milan qualify through their League position and beat Juventus to win the Coppa Italia.

“The next three weeks will be decisive,” Pioli admitted in his Press conference ahead of the Crotone game.

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Friday March 23 2018
Batistuta: ‘Messi isn’t Maradona’

Fiorentina and Argentina legend Gabriel Batistuta says Lionel Messi isn’t on the same level as Diego Maradona and “probably never will be”.

The Barcelona superstar is seen as perhaps the best attacking player ever to play the game, with many citing El Diego and Pelé as his only competition in that regard.

La Pulga is the Argentine national team’s all-time top goalscorer, but the man he took the record from doesn’t think he’s the best Argentinian player of all time.

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Friday March 23 2018
‘Every day at Fiorentina beautiful’

Gabriel Batistuta admits his most beautiful memory as a Fiorentina player is ‘every day in the 10 years I was there.’

Batistuta scored over 200 goals in nine seasons with Fiorentina between 1991 and 2000, but his time in Tuscany yielded just a Serie B title and Coppa Italia.

Nonetheless, when asked by Corriere dello Sport what his favourite memory was, the legendary striker replied: “Every day in the 10 years I was there.

“I understood the Fiorentina fans and they understood that I’d married into the Viola cause.

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Wednesday March 21 2018
Batigol: Roma can beat Barca, Astori…

Gabriel Batistuta believes Roma have what it takes to beat Barcelona but admits ‘only silence’ can express his feelings about Davide Astori.

Batistuta will appear at the Olimpico for the first time in 15 years on Wednesday evening, when Italy take on the Rest of the World in a charity match.

“Going back to the Olimpico is very exciting,” the former Giallorossi striker told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Thursday February 1 2018
Batistuta’s top five goals

To celebrate Gabriel Batistuta’s 49th birthday, Football Italia picks out the best five strikes of his career.

vs Udinese - August 31, 1997

A scissor kick from outside the box would be pretty special under any circumstances, but Batigol’s effort in August 1997 was truly exceptional.

Not only did the Argentinian grab his hat-trick, the goal was a 93rd-minute winner in the first game of the season.

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Thursday February 1 2018
Happy birthday, Batigol

Today is the 49th birthday of Fiorentina legend and Roma Scudetto winner Gabriel Batistuta.

The man who would become known as ‘Batigol’ was born in the Argentinian village of Avellaneda on February 1, 1969.

With Italian heritage, his goalscoring feats for Argentina in the 1991 Copa America caught the eye of Fiorentina, who brought him to Serie A for the 1991-92 season.

His impact was immediate, scoring 13 goals in 27 league games, but the Viola were a poor side at the time.

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Tuesday January 2 2018
Borja Valero versus the Viola

Tears could be shed when Borja Valero visits his beloved Fiorentina, but there can never be bitterness for the Mayor of Florence, writes Giancarlo Rinaldi.

Roberto Baggio could not bring himself to take a penalty, while Manuel Rui Costa always seemed to play a little below his own immense standards. And Gabriel Batistuta, of course, burst into tears when he scored a goal. Playing against Fiorentina, for any former Viola legend, can do strange things to a man.

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Wednesday December 13 2017
Batistuta ‘wanted legs amputated’

Calcio icon Gabriel Batistuta has revealed the sheer extent of his post-retirement hell. “I thought about getting my legs amputated.”

Batistuta’s ankle problems did not stop him from scoring 242 goals for Fiorentina, Roma and Inter, but the former Argentina striker – while in better health now – confessed he was close to reaching breaking point after he had hung up his boots.

“My relationship with football was professional and mutual. I gave everything,” he told Marca.

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Wednesday December 13 2017
Batistuta: Fazio one of the best

Serie A legend Gabriel Batistuta has ranked Roma’s Federico Fazio as one of the best defenders in the world.

Fazio has gone from being surplus to requirements at Tottenham Hotspur to a mainstay in Roma’s back four and an Argentina international in the space of a year, prompting Batistuta to hold his countryman in the highest regard.

“The best in my time? Baresi, Nesta, Maldini, Chamot, Vierchowod...” the former Giallorossi striker told Marca.

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