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Bernardeschi, Higuain put Juventus top amid VAR fiasco

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Florence (Italy) (AFP) – Federico Bernardeschi and Gonzalo Higuain scored as Juventus went top of Serie A on Friday in a 2-0 win at Fiorentina overshadowed by a video assistant referee (VAR) fiasco.

A decision to award a penalty to Fiorentina after 21 minutes when Juventus’s Giorgio Chiellini’s arm blocked a Marco Benassi cross was subsequently overturned after consultation with VAR.

Bernardeschi, Higuain put Juventus top amid VAR fiasco

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Florence (Italy) (AFP) – Federico Bernardeschi and Gonzalo Higuain scored as Juventus went top of Serie A on Friday in a 2-0 win at Fiorentina overshadowed by a video assistant referee (VAR) fiasco.

A decision to award a penalty to Fiorentina after 21 minutes when Juventus’s Giorgio Chiellini’s arm blocked a Marco Benassi cross was subsequently overturned after consultation with VAR.

Senegal’s Babacar joins Sassuolo to chase World Cup dream

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Milan (AFP) – Senegalese striker Khouma Babacar said on Thursday that he had taken the painful decision to leave Fiorentina after 11 years to pursue his dream of playing for Senegal in the World Cup.

Babacar completed a loan move from Fiorentina, a team he joined as a 13-year-old in 2008, to Serie A rivals Sassuolo with an obligation to buy at the end of the season.

French midfielder Dabo signs for Fiorentina

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Rome (AFP) – French midfielder Bryan Dabo has signed for Serie A side Fiorentina from Saint-Étienne, the Italian club said on Tuesday without giving financial details.

The 25-year-old has one cap for the French Under-21 side, and started his career at Montpellier, before a brief loan spell in England with Blackburn Rovers.

Milan’s Calhanoglu snatches point in Florence

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Milan (AFP) – Hakan Calhanoglu snatched a point for under-pressure AC Milan with a crucial 1-1 draw against Fiorentina in Tuscany on Saturday.

The Turkish midfielder equalised three minutes after Giovanni Simeone had headed in for the hosts in the 71st minute.

It was the first time this season that Milan have come from behind after conceding a goal.

Milan’s Calhanoglu snatches point in Florence

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Milan (AFP) – Hakan Calhanoglu snatched a point for under-pressure AC Milan with a crucial 1-1 draw against Fiorentina in Tuscany on Saturday.

The Turkish midfielder equalised three minutes after Giovanni Simeone had headed in for the hosts in the 71st minute.

It was the first time this season that Milan have come from behind after conceding a goal.

Super sub Babacar rescues Fiorentina

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Milan (AFP) – Senegalese striker Khouma Babacar came on as a late substitute to score the only goal as Fiorentina moved closer to European action with a 1-0 win at Cagliari on Friday.

The Tuscany side had been frustrated in Sardinia before Babacar came on after 70 minutes and picked up a Federico Chiesa cross with eight minutes to go.

Super sub Babacar rescues Fiorentina

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Milan (AFP) – Senegalese striker Khouma Babacar came on as a late substitute to score the only goal as Fiorentina moved closer to European action with a 1-0 win at Cagliari on Friday.

The Tuscany side had been frustrated in Sardinia before Babacar came on after 70 minutes and picked up a Federico Chiesa cross with eight minutes to go.

Serie A top four all draw goalless blanks

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Milan (AFP) – It’s as you were at the top of Serie A after the top four all played out goalless draws this weekend, leaving unbeaten Inter Milan still leading the pack.

Napoli stay second on 39 points after their stalemate with Fiorentina on Sunday, one point behind Inter, who drew 0-0 at arch-rivals Juventus on Saturday night.

Serie A top four all draw goalless blanks

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Milan (AFP) – It’s as you were at the top of Serie A after the top four all played out goalless draws this weekend, leaving unbeaten Inter Milan still leading the pack.

Napoli stay second on 39 points after their stalemate with Fiorentina on Sunday, one point behind Inter, who drew 0-0 at arch-rivals Juventus on Saturday night.

Napoli miss out on top spot with Fiorentina draw

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Milan (AFP) – Napoli missed out on the chance to reclaim top spot in Serie A after drawing 0-0 with Fiorentina on Sunday.

Napoli stayed second on 39 points, one behind unbeaten leaders Inter Milan, who drew 0-0 at arch-rivals Juventus on Saturday night, after a below-par performance that did not live up to their reputation as Serie A’s most attractive side.

Napoli miss out on top spot with Fiorentina draw

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Milan (AFP) – Napoli missed out on the chance to reclaim top spot in Serie A after drawing 0-0 with Fiorentina on Sunday.

Napoli stayed second on 39 points, one behind unbeaten leaders Inter Milan, who drew 0-0 at arch-rivals Juventus on Saturday night, after a below-par performance that did not live up to their reputation as Serie A’s most attractive side.

Fiorentina to fine Kalinic amid mooted Milan move

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Milan (AFP) – Fiorentina will sanction want-away Croatian striker Nikola Kalinic after he failed to turn up for training Thursday amid reports of an imminent move to league rivals AC Milan.

Although no formal announcement has been made by either club, Kalinic is expected to become the latest recruit at Milan as the Serie A giants continue their impressive summer spending spree following their takeover by a Chinese consortium last season.

Fiorentina to fine Kalinic amid mooted Milan move

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Milan (AFP) – Fiorentina will sanction want-away Croatian striker Nikola Kalinic after he failed to turn up for training Thursday amid reports of an imminent move to league rivals AC Milan.

Although no formal announcement has been made by either club, Kalinic is expected to become the latest recruit at Milan as the Serie A giants continue their impressive summer spending spree following their takeover by a Chinese consortium last season.

Fiorentina’s owners put club up for sale

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Rome (AFP) – Fiorentina’s owners said fan dissatisfaction had driven them to putting the Italian Serie A side up for sale on Monday.

Fiorentina, who finished eighth last season, have been owned since 2002 by the Della Valle family, Italian industrialists.

They have come in for recent criticism by supporters over their management and declared their intention to sell on the club’s official website.

Fiorentina’s owners put club up for sale

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Rome (AFP) – Fiorentina’s owners said fan dissatisfaction had driven them to putting the Italian Serie A side up for sale on Monday.

Fiorentina, who finished eighth last season, have been owned since 2002 by the Della Valle family, Italian industrialists.

They have come in for recent criticism by supporters over their management and declared their intention to sell on the club’s official website.

No foul play at Inter, as Pioli targets Viola trophy

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Milan (AFP) – Italian Stefano Pioli brushed off suggestions of foul play at Inter Milan and said he has already targeted winning a trophy with his new charges Fiorentina.

Pioli, who made a career-high 154 appearances with Fiorentina as a centre-back, on Tuesday signed a two-year deal with the option of an extra year, to coach the Florence-based club.

No foul play at Inter, as Pioli targets Viola trophy

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Milan (AFP) – Italian Stefano Pioli brushed off suggestions of foul play at Inter Milan and said he has already targeted winning a trophy with his new charges Fiorentina.

Pioli, who made a career-high 154 appearances with Fiorentina as a centre-back, on Tuesday signed a two-year deal with the option of an extra year, to coach the Florence-based club.

Pioli takes over at Fiorentina

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Milan (AFP) – Former Inter Milan and Lazio coach Stefano Pioli has agreed terms to take over at Fiorentina on a two-year deal, the Serie A club announced Tuesday.

Pioli was sacked three games before the end of a rollercoaster Serie A campaign with Inter that saw a quality-packed Nerazzurri side go from Champions League qualification contenders to missing out on European football altogether.

Lazio stumble before Cup final

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Milan (AFP) – Lazio stumbled ahead of next week’s Italian Cup final showdown against Juventus falling to a 3-2 Serie A defeat at Fiorentina on Saturday.

Second-half strikes from Khouma Babacar and Nikola Kalinic, and a Cristiano Lombardi own goal sealed three points which kept Fiorentina’s Europa League hopes alive.

Lazio stumble before Cup final

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Milan (AFP) – Lazio stumbled ahead of next week’s Italian Cup final showdown against Juventus falling to a 3-2 Serie A defeat at Fiorentina on Saturday.

Second-half strikes from Khouma Babacar and Nikola Kalinic, and a Cristiano Lombardi own goal sealed three points which kept Fiorentina’s Europa League hopes alive.

Viola stun Lazio to launch late Europa League bid

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Milan (AFP) – Second-half strikes from Khouma Babacar and Nikola Kalinic, and a Cristiano Lombardi own goal sealed a 3-2 win over Lazio to keep Fiorentina’s Europa League hopes alive on Saturday.

Keita Balde’s 55th minute opener for Lazio, his seventh in four games, had Fiorentina hanging their heads in desperation and staring at a possible third defeat from their past five games.

Viola stun Lazio to launch late Europa League bid

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Milan (AFP) – Second-half strikes from Khouma Babacar and Nikola Kalinic, and a Cristiano Lombardi own goal sealed a 3-2 win over Lazio to keep Fiorentina’s Europa League hopes alive on Saturday.

Keita Balde’s 55th minute opener for Lazio, his seventh in four games, had Fiorentina hanging their heads in desperation and staring at a possible third defeat from their past five games.

Inter’s Europa hope dented in nine-goal thriller

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Milan (AFP) – Mauro Icardi hit a dramatic late brace to complete his hat-trick but Inter Milan’s Europa League hopes were dented in a dramatic nine-goal thriller that saw Fiorentina prevail 5-4 in Florence on Saturday.

Inter travelled to the Artemio Franchi already six points behind Lazio, who occupy fifth position in Serie A and the league’s second Europa League qualifying position, and desperate for their first win in five league outings.

Inter’s Europa hope dented in nine-goal thriller

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Milan (AFP) – Mauro Icardi hit a dramatic late brace to complete his hat-trick but Inter Milan’s Europa League hopes were dented in a dramatic nine-goal thriller that saw Fiorentina prevail 5-4 in Florence on Saturday.

Inter travelled to the Artemio Franchi already six points behind Lazio, who occupy fifth position in Serie A and the league’s second Europa League qualifying position, and desperate for their first win in five league outings.

Serie A

Spurs eyeing highly rated PSG target, Levy will have to pay over £50m for winger

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Tottenham have been linked with a move for the highly talented Serie A winger Federico Chiesa.

The 20-year-old has been very impressive for Fiorentina this season and the likes of Juventus, Inter, Napoli, Roma and PSG are keeping tabs on him as well.

Chiesa is valued at around €60 million (£52.

Pies’ 2017 Christmas Football Gift Guide, No.5: Official Fiorentina Dishwasher Stickers

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It's that time of year again, when Pies offer you all a timely assist with the oft-perilous task of purchasing Christmas presents for that football-obsessed maniac in your life.

For the Calcioholic who has everything, why not delve into the Fiorentina club store and pick up a vinyl sticker that instantly transforms your dishwasher into a artistic silhouetted rendering of the Florence skyline?

Juventus Fans Vote Alessandro Del Piero’s ‘Impossible Volley’ Against Fiorentina In 1994 As Greatest Goal In Club’s 120-Year History (Video)

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As part of their ongoing 120th anniversary celebrations, Juventus tasked their fans with voting for what they believe to be the greatest goal ever scored in the Bianconeri shirt.

The winner, by a country mile, was this little over-the-shoulder number, effortlessly tucked away by a 20-year-old Alessandro Del Piero in December of 1994 the last-minute winner in a 3-2 victory over Fiorentina.

Stoke City to land PSG star in shock transfer swoop

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Paris Saint-German winger Jesé Rodriguez has rejected an offer from Italian outfit Fiorentina in favour of Stoke City, according to reports in Italy.

La Nazione are reporting that the Spaniard prefers to play in the English Premier League and is keen to join Mark Hughes’ team.

Koeman looking to sign this 20-goal forward, Everton ready to bid €25m for experienced attacker

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Everton are looking to sign a striker before the transfer window closes and the Toffees have identified Fiorentina’s Nikola Kalinic as a target.

According to the reliable Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, the Merseyside outfit are interested in the Croatian forward and will submit an offer of around €25m for the player.

Fiorentina Will Have Not One, Not Two, Not Three, But FOUR Away Kits To Choose From This Season (Photos)

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Kit colour clashes shouldn't really be an issue for Fiorentina this coming season

To go along with their achingly beautiful (as ever) purple home strip, Fiorentina will have not one, not two, not three, but four spanking new away kits to choose from for the duration of the 2017/18 season.

Bernardeschi alle visite mediche. L’ex viola in bianconero per 40 milioni

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E' il giorno di Federico Bernardeschi. La Juventus si prepara ad accogliere il talentino toscano, in arrivo a Torino da Firenze (dopo aver superato problemi fisici dovuti ad una forma di gastroenterite acuta, ndr) per 40 milioni più il 10% sulla futura rivendita del cartellino. Al calciatore, classe '94, un sontuoso quinquennale da 5 milioni [.

‘You Sh*tty Hunchback’ – Jilted Fiorentina Fans Say Fond Farewell To Federico Bernardeschi As Juventus Move Nears (Photo)

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Word on the calcio wire is that Federico Bernardeschi is mere days away from completing his big move to Juventus, having enjoyed a breakthrough season at Fiorentina last season.

Bernardeschi first joined the Viola as a kid in 2003. Now aged 23, the winger scored an impressive 17 goals in 48 appearances last season, reportedly bumping his asking price up to around the €50million mark.

Fiorentina nel caos. Bernardeschi non rinnova, Borja-Inter e Kalinic vede il Milan

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Un film cult del 1986, intitolato "Grosso Guaio a Chinatown" rende bene l'idea di quello che accade, in questi giorni, alla Fiorentina, alle prese con diversi problemi. A partire dal caso Bernardeschi, con il gioiellino che ha rifiutato il rinnovo, per proseguire poi con Borja Valero, sempre più vicino all'Inter del toscano Spalletti e per [.

Pochettino wants South American midfielder, Spurs have already opened talks his agent

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Tottenham are interested in signing the Fiorentina midfielder Matias Vecino this summer.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, The 25-year-old midfielder had a very good season in Serie A last year and Mauricio Pochettino has identified him as the potential replacement for Eric Dier.

The English midfielder has been linked with a move to Manchester United.

Inter all’assalto di Bernardeschi. Pronti 35 milioni per convincere la Fiorentina

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L'Inter è pronta a lanciare l'assalto finale per Federico Bernardeschi. Il talentuoso fantasista classe '94 della Fiorentina, oggetto del desiderio di tante big, italiane e non, è anche nel mirino dei nerazzurri decisi a chiudere il grande colpo di mercato e a regalare il gioiello di Carrara a Luciano Spalletti.

Atalanta a caccia dell’Europa, torna Gomez. In serata Fiorentina-Inter, squalificato Kalinic

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La 33^ giornata del Campionato di Serie A si apre alle 18 all'Atleti Azzurri d'Italia con la sfida tra Atalanta e Bologna. Bergamaschi quinti a 60 punti e a caccia dell'Europa, felsinei con la salvezza in tasca (14° posto a 35 punti) e quindi privi di particolari motivazioni. In serata riflettori puntati sul Franchi dove [.

La Roma si rialza, tris al Palermo. Vincono Napoli e Inter

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La Roma rialza la testa dopo tre sconfitte consecutive (tra Coppa Italia, Serie A ed Europa League) e torna a vincere, superando 3 a 0 il Palermo al Barbera. In attesa del retour match con il Lione, i giallorossi si riappropriano così del terzo posto, momentaneamente occupato dal Napoli, vittorioso con il medesimo punteggio contro [.

The Rest

Fiorentina striker confirms Arsene Wenger’s interest

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Fiorentina’s 18-year-old striker Martin Graiciar has confirmed that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wanted to sign him but a deal sadly never materialised.

The Czech Republic youth international spent some time with Arsenal’s youth set up when he was 14. But an unfortunate injury coupled with his age, restricted him from making his short stay in North London a permanent one.

Revolution reportedly interview former Argentina National Team coach

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Daniel Passarella has interviewed for the Revs head coaching job, per his agent.

The New England Revolution have interviewed former Argentina manager Daniel Passarella for their head coaching position, according to agent Matias Lipman.

Passarella, 64, was a defender who made 447 appearances between 1971 and 1989.