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Saturday December 21 2019
Montella: 'Not just my mistakes'

Vincenzo Montella wrote an open letter following his Fiorentina dismissal. “Mistakes were made, not just by us. It was clearly meant to be a transitional season, but it’s right that I act as lightning rod.”

The coach was sacked today after a 4-1 home defeat to Roma, as the Viola have only four wins, five draws and eight defeats in Serie A this term.

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Saturday December 21 2019
Official: Fiorentina fire Montella

Fiorentina have sacked Vincenzo Montella after last night’s 4-1 home defeat to Roma, but will wait before appointing a replacement.

The decision was somewhat inevitable, as since returning to the Stadio Franchi on April 10, Montella has lost 13 of his total 24 Serie A games in charge.

He amassed only 19 points out of an available 72, including one point in the last six rounds, earned with a stoppage-time equaliser against Inter last week.

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Saturday December 21 2019
Fiorentina seek Montella replacement

Fiorentina have decided to sack Vincenzo Montella, with Luciano Spalletti the ideal replacement, but Beppe Iachini or Gigi Di Biagio are more likely.

The Viola practically dismissed their coach last night following a 4-1 home defeat to Roma, leaving them with one point from the last six Serie A rounds.

Since returning to the Fiorentina bench in April, Montella had 27 competitive matches in charge, managing just six wins, seven draws and 14 defeats.

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Friday December 20 2019
Viola lagging behind Roma

Roma proved they are at a far more advanced stage of their American project in every sense compared to Fiorentina, writes Giancarlo Rinaldi.

When Italy sent its sons and daughters overseas, it could hardly have dreamed of nights like these: two of Serie A’s most famous sides going head to head under the ownership of those who ended up in the States to seek their fortune. It will be James Pallotta who enjoys bragging rights over Rocco Commisso the next time they meet at some country club.

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Friday December 20 2019
Prade: 'Montella replacement tough'

Fiorentina director of sport Daniele Pradè practically confirmed Vincenzo Montella’s dismissal. “It’s not easy to find a strong replacement, but patience has its limits.”

For the second season in a row, the Viola are flirting with relegation, as this evening’s 4-1 home defeat to Roma means they picked up one point in the last six Serie A rounds.

“It’s a very tough moment, we can only apologise to the fans,” Pradè told Radio Bruno.

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NEWS
Friday December 20 2019
Montella: 'Fiorentina lack quality'

Vincenzo Montella acknowledged his Fiorentina job is at risk after a 4-1 defeat to Roma, but insisted he can “only do so much” with this squad.

Since returning to the Viola bench on April 10, Montella has lost 13 of his 24 Serie A matches at the helm.

He picked up just 19 points out of an available 72, including one in the last six rounds.

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Friday December 20 2019
Fonseca: 'Roma need possession'

Paulo Fonseca praised Roma for “understanding how important it is” to keep possession after a 4-1 win at Fiorentina. “Lorenzo Pellegrini is very intelligent.”

Edin Dzeko, Pellegrini and Nicolò Zaniolo all contributed both a goal and assist this evening, along with Aleksandar Kolarov’s free kick.

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Friday December 20 2019
Pellegrini: 'Roma enjoying games'

Lorenzo Pellegrini said Roma want to “continue improving, enjoying our football and controlling games” after a 4-1 victory away to Fiorentina.

The midfielder contributed both a goal and assist at the Stadio Franchi, with Edin Dzeko, Nicolò Zaniolo and Aleksandar Kolarov also on target.

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NEWS
Friday December 20 2019
Roma thump four past Fiorentina

Roma flattened sorry Fiorentina 4-1 at the Stadio Franchi, with Lorenzo Pellegrini and Nicolò Zaniolo contributing a goal and assist each.

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Friday December 20 2019
Liveblog: Fiorentina v Roma

Join us for the build-up and action from tonight’s Serie A game, as troubled Fiorentina welcome fourth-placed Roma with revamped line-ups.

It kicks off at the Stadio Franchi at 19.45 GMT in the Week 17 fixtures.

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