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Saturday July 18 2020
Iachini: 'I know Belotti like a son'

Fiorentina coach Beppe Iachini urges his side to attack Torino from the beginning, but be wary of Andrea Belotti. ‘I know him like a son.’

It kicks off on Sunday at 18.30 UK time (17.30 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“The victory over Lecce was important and the lads deserved that boost. Now we have to keep going along this path,” said Iachini in his press conference.

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Saturday July 18 2020
Rizzoli: 'There's a problem with handball'

Refereeing designator Nicola Rizzoli admits ‘there is undoubtedly a problem’ with the current handball rules, but he ‘expected more’ from players, coaches and directors.

There have already been a record number of penalties awarded in Serie A this season with four rounds still to play and 50 of them were for handball.

“The development of technology has evolved to such a degree that the shift in sport can be compared to the industrial revolution in the mid-1800s,” wrote Rizzoli in La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Saturday July 18 2020
Serie A Week 34 referees

The referees for Serie A’s Week 34 fixtures have been confirmed, with Marco Di Bello given Roma-Inter.

Di Bello has been one of Serie A’s more lenient referees this season, awarding five penalties and sending off just one player in his 14 matches.

Roma have won two of their three games with the 39-year-old, compared to Inter’s sole victory when he oversaw their trip to Udinese in February.

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Friday July 17 2020
Aquilani takes charge of Viola's reserves

Fiorentina have officially announced that Alberto Aquilani will be the new reserves coach for the upcoming 2020-21 season.

The former midfielder played at the Artemio Franchi between 2012 to 2015 and appeared 81 times, contributing 13 goals for the Viola.

Aquilani came through the youth ranks at Roma and managed to win back-to-back Coppa Italia trophies with the Giallorossi - in 2006-07 and 2007-08.

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Thursday July 16 2020
Liveblog: Torino-Genoa and SPAL-Inter

Join us for the build-up as it happens from tonight’s two Serie A matches, when Torino take on Genoa in Turin and Inter travel to Ferrara to face SPAL.

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We’ll start with the first game between Torino-Genoa at 18:30 UK time (17:30 GMT), when the Granata look to bounce back from a 3-1 defeat to Inter last time.

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Thursday July 16 2020
Spadafora works to reopen stadiums 'in September'

Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora has revealed he is working to bring fans back in September, claiming it would be ‘too difficult to organise’ it prior to the end of the current campaign.

The Minister has urged to continue the cautious approach that has ‘allowed us to resume’ and has pointed out that him, the Minister of Health and the Technical and Scientific Committee are working on reopening for spectators in September.

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Thursday July 16 2020
Fiorentina close in on Mandzukic

In a sudden development, Fiorentina are reportedly closing in on a free transfer for ex-Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic.

Mandzukic is currently unattached after leaving Qatari side Al-Duhail earlier this month.

Now, Sportitalia claims Fiorentina are trying to bring him back to Italy and have offered him a two-year contract worth around €3m a season.

The deal would also include the option of a third year for the 34-year-old.

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Thursday July 16 2020
Iachini: 'Fiorentina hit by COVID'

Beppe Iachini claims ‘no-one remembers Fiorentina were among the most affected by coronavirus’ after they beat Lecce 3-1 last night.

Fiorentina had won just one of their six games since the restart but were clinical at Lecce, scoring all of their three goals in the first half.

Prior to the resumption, Patrick Cutrone, German Pezzella, Dusan Vlahovic and even Iachini himself were among those in Viola who tested positive for COVID-19.

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Thursday July 16 2020
Highlights: Lecce 1-3 Fiorentina

Fiorentina pushed Lecce further into relegation danger with a morale-boosting victory, as Federico Chiesa, Patrick Cutrone and Rachid Ghezzal scored fine goals.

The Viola have been really struggling lately and weren’t entirely out of the woods, so needed the three points to break away definitively from the drop zone.

Chiesa broke through almost immediately, then set up Cutrone for the second with his pass over the top.

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Wednesday July 15 2020
Lecce 1-3 Fiorentina: Viola back on track

Fiorentina came out all guns blazing in Lecce to get the result under lock and key early, despite Lecce goalkeeper Gabriel saving a penalty.

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