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Saturday September 14 2019
Commisso: 'Ribery better than Ronaldo!'

Fiorentina President Rocco Commisso was full of praise for his squad after troubling Juventus. “Did you see Franck Ribery? He was better than Cristiano Ronaldo!”

The Italian-American patron was in the stands of the Stadio Franchi for this 0-0 draw, which saw the Viola have by far the best chances.

“I am very happy, as the lads gave their heart and it was a fun afternoon,” Commisso told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday September 14 2019
Prade': 'Chiesa understood project'

Fiorentina director of sport Daniele Pradè knows it’ll take “the perfect performance” against Juventus and describes how they kept Federico Chiesa.

It kicks off at 14.00 UK time (13.00 GMT), click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

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Saturday September 14 2019
Commisso: 'Chiesa, score past Juve!'

Fiorentina President Rocco Commisso flew in for today’s Juventus showdown. “Federico Chiesa, get us a goal! Franck Ribery is exceptional.”

It kicks off at 14.00 UK time (13.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

The patron arrived late last night from New York and immediately spoke to Sky Sport Italia at the airport.

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Saturday September 14 2019
Chiesa should thank Fiorentina

Despite strong interest from Juventus, Fiorentina somehow managed to keep Federico Chiesa and Vilizar Yakimov thinks both player and club will benefit.

This time Federico is not going to Turin. Only two years after Juventus snatched up Federico Bernardeschi from Fiorentina, the Bianconeri tried to do the same with another young talent that is blossoming at the Artemio Franchi.

However, this time the champions were dealing with a completely different customer compared to the Bernardeschi days. La Viola’s new ownership, ambitious project and revived enthusiasm proved to be enough to keep Federico Chiesa out of Juve’s reach and the fans are loving it.

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Wednesday September 11 2019
Montella: I'm not a failure

Vincenzo Montella insists he is not a failure, judging by his results with Milan and Sevilla, and  Fiorentina can do ‘something special’ against Juventus.

Montella has yet to win a Serie A game back at Fiorentina and was sacked by both Milan and Sevilla during the 2017-18 campaign.

thatHowever, he hit back in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport: “I won the Rossoneri’s last trophy, while at Sevilla I was sacked after a historic result, qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Champions League and reaching the Copa del Rey Final.

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Wednesday September 11 2019
Boateng: Bought three cars in one day!

Fiorentina’s Kevin-Prince Boateng has expressed regret about the lack of professionalism he showed earlier in his career. “I bought three cars in one day.”

Boateng was arguably known more for his off-field antics than those on it as he struggled to settle down at the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Borussia Dortmund, Portsmouth and Milan.

However, the 32-year-old has since reinvented himself as a striker, scoring goals for Las Palmas, Eintracht Frankfurt, Sassuolo and now Fiorentina.

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Wednesday September 11 2019
Commisso warns Fiorentina fans

Rocco Commisso has warned Fiorentina fans to stop with the insulting chants about the Heysel disaster, Gaetano Scirea and southerners.

Commisso did not hold back in his latest interview with Corriere dello Sport, starting off by expressing ‘disappointment’ at Fiorentina’s lack of an adequate infrastructure.

“We wanted De Paul, Raphinha, De Rossi and Nainggolan,” he told Corriere dello Sport.

“The prices of the first two weren’t fair in our eyes. I’ve been clear, we want to do better than last season.

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Monday September 9 2019
Commisso: 'Keep Chiesa and win'

President Rocco Commisso outlined his plans for Fiorentina, which includes “keeping Federico Chiesa for many seasons and winning something.”

The Italian-American billionaire completed the takeover from the Della Valle brothers, ending their 17-year reign, and has already won over the fans with his enthusiasm, passion and determination to turn their fortunes around.

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Monday September 9 2019
Fiorentina fight off Juve for Chiesa

Fiorentina get ready to face Juventus both on and off the field, because it’s reported the battle to keep Federico Chiesa is hotting up again.

The two rivals will meet at the Stadio Franchi on Saturday in Serie A and the tension is already rising.

Juve have never stopped in their attempts to prise away the Italy international, but new President Rocco Commisso refused to even consider a sale.

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Monday September 9 2019
Italy Finnish the job

The Azzurri made it six wins out of six in Euro 2020 qualifying and Elio Salerno explains some of the tactical adjustments made to beat Finland.

Roberto Mancini’s Italy took a giant step toward qualification for Euro 2020 with a hard-fought victory over Group J rivals Finland.

He chose to make five changes to the team that had beaten Armenia three days prior. Lazio centre-back Francesco Acerbi made his competitive debut for Italy with Armando Izzo, Stefano Sensi, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Ciro Immobile completing a much changed XI.

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