NEWS
Sunday March 8 2020
Iachini: 'Too much uncertainty'

Fiorentina coach Beppe Iachini “liked the attitude” from his team in a goalless draw with Udinese, but struggled amid the “uncertainty.”

The game was played behind closed doors, rescheduled from last week, and the Viola had the best chance when hitting the woodwork with Nikola Milenkovic.

“The lads did well, considering it was behind closed doors and the quality of the opposition,” the coach told Sky Sport Italia.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Wednesday March 4 2020
Fiorentina mark Astori anniversary

Fiorentina held a special mass within the training ground named after their beloved captain Davide Astori, two years on from his death.

The Italy international passed away from an undiagnosed heart condition in the team hotel in Udine on March 4, 2018.

In every match, Fiorentina fans sing Davide Astori’s chant at the 13th minute, marking his Number 13 jersey, and DA13 is always on the captain’s armband.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Sunday February 23 2020
Offensive Cutrone attacks on social media

Fiorentina Patrick Cutrone was subjected to deeply offensive and cruel insults from Milan fans wishing he “end up like Davide Astori.”

The former Rossoneri forward came off the bench in last night’s 1-1 draw at the Stadio Franchi to face his former club.

He was tackled for the decisive and controversial late penalty by Alessio Romagnoli, converted by Erick Pulgar.

Cutrone said afterwards that he had wanted to take the spot-kick himself, but would “never have celebrated” against his beloved Milan.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Thursday February 20 2020
Pezzella: 'Pioli like a father to us'

Fiorentina captain German Pezzella expects an emotional reunion when Milan coach Stefano Pioli steps back into the Stadio Franchi. “He was like a father to us.”

The tactician helped the team through the most difficult moment in their history, the sudden death of then-captain Davide Astori in March 2018.

“Pioli was a wonderful coach for us, as far as I am concerned, he is one of the best I ever worked with,” Pezzella told Tuttosport.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Monday November 11 2019
Simeone: 'Tears were for Astori'

Giovanni Simeone “will remember this match forever” after he broke down in tears remembering Davide Astori during Cagliari’s 5-2 win against Fiorentina.

Astori tragically passed away on March 4 last year and everything stopped after 13 minutes in Sardinia on Sunday, as both his former clubs paid their respects.

Simeone, an ex-Fiorentina player himself, could not hold back the tears as celebrated putting Cagliari 3-0 up by mimicking the No 13 shirt of his former teammate.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Wednesday October 9 2019
Pioli: 'Different Milan ideas'

Stefano Pioli brings “different ideas and concepts of football” to Milan, but admits time is short to make those changes stick and has a special dedication.

The former Inter and Fiorentina Coach was appointed today to replace Marco Giampaolo, whose tenure lasted just seven games and a club record 111 days.

“A new Coach arrives, certainly one with different ideas and concepts of football,” Pioli told Milan TV.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Wednesday August 14 2019
Fiorentina to keep Astori armband

Fiorentina have been given permission to use their Davide Astori captain’s armband for the 2019-20 campaign.

Lega Serie A introduced a standardised armband for all club captains last season and threatened to punish those who ignored the ruling.

However, Fiorentina announced on Wednesday that the governing body had allowed skipper German Pezzella to keep wearing his Astori armband.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Sunday July 7 2019
Falsified documents on Astori tests?

A new disturbing report claims police are investigating doctors for falsifying medical reports from the death of Fiorentina captain Davide Astori.

The player passed away in his sleep in the team hotel ahead of a match with Udinese on March 4, 2018, aged 31.

The reasons for his sudden death have never entirely been clarified, as the cardiac irregularity had not been spotted earlier in medical tests.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Thursday April 25 2019
Chiesa: 'Spectacular semi-final'

Federico Chiesa expects “a spectacular semi-final” of the Coppa Italia between Fiorentina and Atalanta this evening after the 3-3 first leg thriller.

It kicks off in Bergamo at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), follow all the action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG.

“We really want to reach the Final for the club, for the fans who came to Bergamo, for ourselves and for Davide,” Chiesa told Rai Sport.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Friday April 19 2019
Fiorentina donate €1.5m to Astori family

Fiorentina donated €1.5m to Davide Astori’s family after his tragic death last year, their accounts show.

Astori died during his sleep on the eve of Fiorentina’s Serie A match against Udinese in March 2018.

The Viola released their accounts for the 2018 financial year on Friday, which showed they had set up a trust fund worth €1.5m for the defender’s family.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/