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Saturday November 16 2019
Montella pleased with Ribery return

Vincenzo Montella was pleased with Franck Ribery’s performance after Fiorentina beat Virtus Entella 5-1 in a friendly.

The Serie B team was swept aside at the Stadio Franchi in this afternoon’s match, which allowed some – including Ribery after a three-match ban for pushing a linesman – to get playing time.

Rachid Ghezzal bagged a brace, with goals from Kevin-Prince Boateng, Pol Lirola and Marco Benassi.

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Saturday November 16 2019
Rossi: 'My Fiorentina dream'

Giuseppe Rossi said Fiorentina are “honoured” to have Franck Ribery in the squad. “My dream is to get back on the pitch.”

The out of contract striker was in the stands of the Stadio Franchi in Florence today to attend a friendly match during the break for international duty.

“People still stop me in the street to remind me of that October 20 game,” Rossi told Violanews, referring to the 4-2 victory over rivals Juventus.

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Friday November 1 2019
Ribery 'in love' with Fiorentina

Franck Ribery says he is in “love” with surroundings at Fiorentina and likes working under Vincenzo Montella “very much”.

Speaking to the official Serie A channel on YouTube, Fiorentina’s newest No 7 spoke at length about his time in Italy so far.

"Serie A is a good League, there are many good teams,” explained Ribery.

“Everything is completely different from my past, both in terms of stadiums and fans.

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Thursday October 31 2019
Montella: 'Ribery gave me advice'

Vincenzo Montella praised Fiorentina for their “maturity” and fitness levels in a comeback win over Sassuolo, but joked about Franck Ribery advice.

The coach was suspended along with Ribery, so they sat together in the stands of the Mapei Stadium.

“He really participated and even suggested substitutions! I’ll take his advice into account next time,” joked Montella in his press conference.

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Tuesday October 29 2019
Commisso: Fiorentina accept Ribery ban

Rocco Commisso says Fiorentina now “accept” Franck Ribery’s ban, Sandro Tonali and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are “dreams”, but a new stadium may not happen.

Commisso was initially furious with Ribery’s red card against Lazio, threatening to contest any punishment, but the Fiorentina owner has since backed off after the winger was suspended for three games.

“We accept Ribery’s ban, so let’s move on,” he told Radio Toscana.

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Tuesday October 29 2019
Montella: 'Ribery can explain himself'

Vincenzo Montella will let Franck Ribery “explain” his own comments in the aftermath of the post-match incident when Fiorentina lost to Lazio last weekend.

The French winger has been banned for three Serie A games as he was caught pushing the assistant referee after the 2-1 loss at the Artemio Franchi. Montella doesn’t want to dwell on the situation and waves away the questions regarding the player's letter of apology.

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Monday October 28 2019
Ribery banned for three games

Franck Ribery has been suspended for three games following his conduct in the aftermath of Fiorentina's controversial 2-1 loss against Lazio.

In the build-up to Lazio's second goal, Jordan Lukaku appeared to foul Fiorentina winger Riccardo Sottil.

That led to remonstrations and calls for referee Marco Guida to look at VAR, but he failed to do so.

Ribery contested the decision after the game and went on to push match official Matteo Passeri.

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Monday October 28 2019
Ribery: 'I'm really sorry'

Franck Ribery says he is “really sorry” for shoving assistant referee Matteo Passeri after Fiorentina’s controversial 2-1 loss to Lazio last night.

The winger uploaded a message on his Twitter account, which saw him apologise for how he reacted in the heat of the moment seconds after the final whistle on Sunday.

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Monday October 28 2019
Commisso slams Lazio ‘scandal’

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Sunday October 27 2019
VIDEO: Ribery shoves assistant ref

Franck Ribery could be in serious trouble, as the Fiorentina star was caught on camera shoving one of the officials after a defeat to Lazio.

The veteran had already been irritable after he was substituted during the 2-1 home loss.

After the final whistle and a controversial Lazio winner scored by Ciro Immobile, the Fiorentina players continued to argue with the referee and his assistants.

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