NEWS
Saturday February 8 2020
Atalanta turn Fiorentina around

Duvan Zapata and Ruslan Malinovskyi successfully turned the game around after Federico Chiesa’s opener, as Atalanta ended their Fiorentina taboo.

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NEWS
Saturday February 8 2020
Castagne: 'Extra Atalanta motivation'

Timothy Castagne admits Atalanta “have a little extra motivation” after their Coppa Italia exit at the hands of Fiorentina.

It kicks off at 14.00 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

These teams met only last month in the Coppa Italia, the Viola winning 2-1 at the Stadio Franchi to reach the quarter-finals.

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NEWS
Saturday February 8 2020
Castrovilli: 'Can't wait to play'

Gaetano Castrovilli “can’t wait” to get back on the pitch for Fiorentina against Atalanta today after his hospitalisation for a head injury.

It kicks off at 14.00 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

Castrovilli returns two weeks after a knock to the head during the 0-0 draw with Genoa, which left him dazed and confused.

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NEWS
Saturday February 8 2020
Line-ups: Fiorentina v Atalanta

Fiorentina have Gaetano Castrovilli back with Federico Chiesa and Patrick Cutrone, while Atalanta start Josip Ilicic, Papu Gomez and Duvan Zapata.

It kicks off at the Stadio Franchi at 14.00 GMT.

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NEWS
Saturday February 8 2020
Probable line-ups: Fiorentina vs Atalanta

Fiorentina are expected to make several changes ahead of their clash against Atalanta.

Beppe Iachini gave Brazilian defender Igor his first start against Juventus last weekend, and it’s thought that the will start once more as Martin Caceres is having personal problems.

Igor should play as the left-sided central defender in Iachini’s three-man back line, alongside German Pezzella and Nikola Milenkovic.

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NEWS
Friday February 7 2020
Castrovilli back for Fiorentina

Gaetano Castrovilli is back in the Fiorentina squad to take on Atalanta on Saturday, after recovering from whiplash.

It kicks off on Saturday at 14.00 GMT, click here for the match preview.

Midfielder Castrovilli was kept in hospital for several days after feeling dazed and confused during the 0-0 draw with Genoa, later diagnosed with a form of whiplash from a knock.

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Friday February 7 2020
Ribery to return to training

Fiorentina have issued a statement revealing that Franck Ribery can begin training following the removal of pins in his ankle.

Ribery has been out of action for the Viola since late November, when he suffered a serious ankle injury against Lecce.

Ribery’s injury required surgery and the winger has missed the Viola’s last 15 games.

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NEWS
Friday February 7 2020
Gasp: 'Serie A more balanced this season'

Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini says Serie A is “very difficult and balanced this year,” and may tinker with his starting XI against Fiorentina.

La Dea travel to Florence tomorrow, with kick off at 14:00 GMT. You can read the match preview here.

Gasperini won the Panchina d’Oro this week for his work with Atalanta last season, but says it won’t change his approach to games.

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NEWS
Friday February 7 2020
Iachini: 'Still bitter over Juve penalty'

Fiorentina boss Beppe Iachini says Alfred Duncan isn’t ready for his Viola debut, whilst there is “still bitterness” about the refereeing decisions against Juventus.

Iachini’s side lost to their bitter rivals 3-0 last weekend in a contentious match in which Juve were awarded two penalties, and the Viola boss isn’t happy about the decisions.

“There is still bitterness, both in Milan and against Juventus, the result was penalising for the performance we gave,” said Iachini in his press conference.

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BLOG ITALIA
Friday February 7 2020
Verona churn out future stars

Hellas Verona have already been raided by bigger clubs for next season, as Kaustubh Pandey admires their approach.

When bigger and more established clubs come after your players, it should be known that something is brewing. It is a sign that this ‘lesser’ side is doing something right and it's attracting attention from the big boys.

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