NEWS
Tuesday March 19 2019
Aina given three-game ban

Torino full-back Ola Aina has been given a three-match ban for his red card against Bologna at the weekend.

Aina was shown a straight red card in stoppage time of the 3-2 defeat for showing dissent to the referee, and the FIGC’s sporting judiciary has not held back with its punishment.

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

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports. https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Friday March 1 2019
Argentina squad includes Serie A stars

The Argentina squad for upcoming friendlies against Venezuela and Morocco include Paulo Dybala, Giovanni Simeone, Lautaro Martinez and Rodrigo De Paul.

Coach Lionel Scaloni announced the list of players for the two matches, which will be at the end of this month.

There had been question marks around the presence of Mauro Icardi, seeing as he is officially out of the Inter squad due to a knee injury.

Maurito is not included, but his Inter teammate Lautaro Martinez is, along with Fiorentina forward Simeone and Juve’s Dybala.

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

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports. https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Monday February 11 2019
Fiorentina lose Pezzella to knee injury

German Pezzella faces around a month out after Fiorentina confirmed the defender had sustained a knee ligament injury.

Pezzella pulled up during Fiorentina’s 0-0 draw with Napoli on Saturday, and his club reported a ‘grade-II injury to the medial collateral ligament in his right knee’ on their official website.

Although his condition will be reassessed later this week, the Argentine has already begun receiving treatement and will miss the Viola’s upcoming games against SPAL and Inter.

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

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports. https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Saturday February 9 2019
Pioli: 'Fiorentina showed courage'

Stefano Pioli felt Fiorentina showed “courage and held out for a positive result” against Napoli even amid numerous setbacks.

The Viola had goalkeeper Alban Lafont to thank for a series of stunning saves and were essentially down to 10 men in the final minutes with German Pezzella limping badly.

“We had courage and accepted a one-on-one situation with Napoli, who are among the strongest sides in Serie A,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia following a 0-0 draw.

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

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports. https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Wednesday November 14 2018
Pezzella injured on international duty

Fiorentina confirm German Pezzella has suffered a thigh injury on international duty, and will return to Italy for treatment.

The centre-back was called-up by Argentina for the double-header with Mexico, but he now faces a spell on the sidelines.

“ACF Fiorentina announces that, during yesterday's training with his national team, the player German Pezzella suffered a muscular injury to his left thigh,” the Viola said on their official website.

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

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports. https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Tuesday October 16 2018
Miranda seals SuperClasico

Juventus are concerned after Paulo Dybala limped off during Argentina’s friendly with Brazil, while Joao Miranda scored the last-gasp winner.

La Joya was in the starting XI with Inter striker Mauro Icardi and Fiorentina defender German Pezzella in Jedda.

The showpiece friendly was decided by Inter defender Miranda’s header on a Neymar corner deep into stoppages, with Giovanni Simeone of Fiorentina failing to jump and cut it out at the near post.

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

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports. https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Thursday October 11 2018
Lautaro breaks Argentina duck

Inter striker Lautaro Martinez and Fiorentina defender German Pezzella scored their first goals for Argentina in tonight’s 4-0 friendly win over Iraq.

There was a heavy Serie A feel to the match in Riyadh, even with Mauro Icardi in the stands so he can rest ahead of the next game against Brazil.

Udinese winger Rodrigo De Paul was given his senior international debut following good form in Serie A.

It took Lautaro Martinez just 18 minutes to break the ice with a bullet header at the back post.

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

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports. https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Wednesday October 10 2018
Serie A stars lead Argentina

Argentina Coach Lionel Scaloni confirmed Paulo Dybala, Lautaro Martinez, Rodrigo De Paul and German Pezzella will start against Iraq.

The caretaker manager outlined his choices for the friendly and said there might be some of the same players facing Brazil in their next test.

It includes four Serie A players, as Fiorentina defender Pezzella takes his place in the back four.

Juventus forward Dybala is part of a trident attack with Inter striker Lautaro Martinez and debutant De Paul, who has impressed at Udinese.

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

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports. https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Friday September 28 2018
Serie A sextet in Argentina squad

German Pezzella, Rodrigo de Paul, Paulo Dybala, Mauro Icardi, Lautaro Martinez and Giovanni Simeone are all in the latest Argentina squad.

There is also a call-up for Sevilla’s ex-Palermo midfielder Franco Vazquez, who has switched his international allegiance back to Argentina from Italy.

However, Barcelona star Lionel Messi remains out of the squad as he continues to make himself unavailable for selection.

Argentina face Iraq on October 11, before facing arch-rivals Brazil five days later.

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

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports. https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Friday September 14 2018
‘Soul of Florence in Astori armband’

Fiorentina captain German Pezzella believes the “soul of Florence” is in the Davide Astori tribute armband.

The Viola were finally given approval to wear the special band in tribute to their former captain this week, following the introduction of standardised armbands.

Astori tragically died earlier this year, and his successor has been wearing a ‘DA 13’ tribute for the first three weeks of the season.

“Inside that armband is the soul of Florence,” Pezzella told Corriere dello Sport.

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

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports. https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/