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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.

Late Belotti brace for Torino stuns Fiorentina

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Milan (AFP) – Italy striker Andrea Belotti made amends for missing a second-half penalty for Torino with a late brace that secured a share of the points in a 2-2 draw at Fiorentina in Serie A Monday.

In a clash helpful to both sides’ chances of qualifying for Europe next season, Fiorentina raced to a two-goal lead before half-time after Riccardo Saponara, in the eighth minute and Nikola Kalinic, with a 38th minute header, beat Joe Hart in the Torino net.

Juventus extend Serie A lead, 9-man Milan win

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Rome (AFP) – Champions Juventus extended their lead at the top of Serie A to seven points with a 2-0 win at Crotone as nine-man AC Milan stunned Bologna 1-0 on Wednesday.

Having seen their lead cut by Roma’s 4-0 success over Fiorentina on Tuesday, second-half goals from Mario Mandzukic and Gonzalo Higuain kept Massimiliano Allegri’s team on course for a sixth straight scudetto.

Juventus extend Serie A lead with comfortable win

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Rome (AFP) – Champions Juventus extended their lead at the top of Serie A to seven points with a comfortable 2-0 win at lowly Crotone on Wednesday.

Having seen their lead cut by Roma’s 4-0 success over Fiorentina on Tuesday, second-half goals from Mario Mandzukic and Gonzalo Higuain kept Massimiliano Allegri’s team on course for a sixth straight scudetto.

Dzeko double as Roma rout Fiorentina

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Milan (AFP) – Edin Dzeko hit a brace to go top of the Serie A goal charts on Tuesday as Roma stayed in the title chase with a comprehensive 4-0 win over lacklustre Fiorentina.

Rescheduled due to Sunday’s Six Nations rugby match between Italy and Wales, Roma hosted Paulo Sousa’s men knowing defeat would leave them in third place - seven points behind leaders Juventus and one point behind Napoli.

Dzeko double as Roma rout Fiorentina

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Milan (AFP) – Edin Dzeko hit a brace to go top of the Serie A goal charts on Tuesday as Roma stayed in the title chase with a comprehensive 4-0 win over lacklustre Fiorentina.

Rescheduled due to Sunday’s Six Nations rugby match between Italy and Wales, Roma hosted Paulo Sousa’s men knowing defeat would leave them in third place - seven points behind leaders Juventus and one point behind Napoli.

Cuadrado sends Juve six points clear

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Rome (AFP) – Juan Cuadrado broke his Serie A duck for the season with a sensational strike that sent Juventus six points clear of Napoli thanks to a 1-0 win over Inter Milan on Sunday.

Title hopefuls Roma, currently third at seven points behind, can move back up to second place with a win over Fiorentina in their delayed game on Tuesday.

Tello late show snatches victory for Fiorentina

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Milan (AFP) A late brace from Cristian Tello kept Fiorentina in contention for a place in Europe with a 2-1 come-from-behind Serie A win on Wednesday.

The sides' fixture earlier this season had been snowed off but a dogged Pescara earned a 15th minute lead when Gianluca Caprari fired Cristiano Biraghi's delivery past the onrushing Marco Sportiello in the visitors' net.

Dzeko to the rescue as Roma stay in title hunt

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Milan (AFP) Edin Dzeko's second-half strike kept Serie A title challengers Roma in the hunt with a 1-0 win at home Cagliari that cut the gap on leaders Juventus to one point on Sunday.

Fresh life was breathed into the race for the scudetto last week, especially for Roma and Napoli, when Juventus suffered a chastening 2-1 defeat at Fiorentina.

Insigne, Callejon on target as Napoli stroll past Milan

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Milan (AFP) Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon struck inside the opening minutes as classy Napoli kept their title hopes alive with a 2-1 win at AC Milan on Saturday.

A week after seeing Fiorentina stun leaders Juventus 2-1 to carve open the Serie A title race, AC Milan hoped to upset predictions at a packed San Siro.

Insigne, Callejon on target as Napoli stroll past Milan

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Milan (AFP) Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon struck inside the opening minutes as classy Napoli kept their title hopes alive with a 2-1 win at AC Milan on Saturday.

A week after seeing Fiorentina stun leaders Juventus 2-1 to carve open the Serie A title race, AC Milan hoped to upset predictions at a packed San Siro.

Fiorentina’s Kalinic turns down 40mn-euro China option

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Rome (AFP) Fiorentina's Croatian striker Nikola Kalinic said Friday he would stay with the club rather than respond to an overture from China.

Chinese outfit Tianjin had expressed interest in securing his services.

But Italian media quoted comments by Kalinic to Croatian website Sportske.

Italian title race not over, says beaten Juve boss

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Milan (AFP) The Serie A title race is far from over, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri warned after a first-half opener by Chinese Super League target Nikola Kalinic paved the way for Fiorentina's shock 2-1 defeat of the champions.

Juventus travelled to Florence looking for their fifth consecutive win since suffering a shock 3-1 loss at Genoa at the end of November.

Del Piero tips Juventus to outplay Fiorentina

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Milan (AFP) Juventus great Alessandro Del Piero said he scored "perhaps the best goal of my career" against Fiorentina, and he expects the Old Lady to continue outplaying La Viola when the sides meet on Sunday.

For Del Piero, Juventus v Fiorentina is a "derby" and one in which he struck a superb volley with the outside of his boot to seal a 3-2 win for Juve in December 1994.

Del Piero tips Juventus to outplay Fiorentina

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Milan (AFP) Juventus great Alessandro Del Piero said he scored "perhaps the best goal of my career" against Fiorentina, and he expects the Old Lady to continue outplaying La Viola when the sides meet on Sunday.

For Del Piero, Juventus v Fiorentina is a "derby" and one in which he struck a superb volley with the outside of his boot to seal a 3-2 win for Juve in December 1994.

Last-gasp Fiorentina into Italian Cup quarters

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Milan (AFP) Federico Bernardeschi netted an injury-time penalty to fire Fiorentina into the quarter-finals of the Italian Cup with a 1-0 win over Chievo on Wednesday.

Chievo looked to have held on for extra time at the Artemio Franchi stadium until the referee pointed to the spot after Bernardeschi was felled from behind by the away side's Massimo Gobbi.

Last-gasp Fiorentina into Italian Cup quarters

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Milan (AFP) Federico Bernardeschi netted an injury-time penalty to fire Fiorentina into the quarter-finals of the Italian Cup with a 1-0 win over Chievo on Wednesday.

Chievo looked to have held on for extra time at the Artemio Franchi stadium until the referee pointed to the spot after Bernardeschi was felled from behind by the away side's Massimo Gobbi.

Icardi double helps Inter Milan thwart 10-man Fiorentina

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Milan (AFP) Captain Mauro Icardi hit a brace as Inter Milan held on amid a stirring Fiorentina fightback to secure a precious 4-2 Serie A win at the San Siro.

Inter started life under new coach Stefano Pioli with a credible 2-2 draw with city rivals AC Milan last week.

And, despite a few shaky moments on Monday, the former Lazio handler won more plaudits for another solid display that closed the gap on leaders Juventus to 12 points.

Icardi double helps Inter Milan thwart 10-man Fiorentina

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Milan (AFP) Captain Mauro Icardi hit a brace as Inter Milan held on amid a stirring Fiorentina fightback to secure a precious 4-2 Serie A win at the San Siro.

Inter started life under new coach Stefano Pioli with a credible 2-2 draw with city rivals AC Milan last week.

And, despite a few shaky moments on Monday, the former Lazio handler won more plaudits for another solid display that closed the gap on leaders Juventus to 12 points.

Serie A

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 [.

La Fiorentina s’illude, doppio Belotti per la rimonta del Toro di Mihajlovic

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Non bastano due gol di vantaggio (reti di Saponara e Kalinic, ndr) alla Fiorentina di un Sousa sempre più in bilico (e contestato dal tifo viola) per domare il Toro, nel posticipo di Serie A. I granata di Mihajlovic, dominati dalla Viola per un tempo, reagiscono nella ripresa e, con il loro bomber principe, il [.

Stasera Fiorentina-Torino. Viola senza Bernardeschi

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La 26^ giornata del Campionato di Serie A si chiude stasera, alle 20 e 45, con Fiorentina Torino, sfida tra due squadre che sicuramente hanno deluso le aspettative di tifosi e sportivi. Europa sempre più lontana per i ragazzi di Sousa (a rischio esonero il portoghese), ottavi in classifica con 40 punti (solo 7 nelle ultime [.

Roma spietata, crollo Fiorentina. Dzeko doppietta, bomber della Serie A con 17 centri

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Una Roma spettacolare rifila 4 reti alla Fiorentina, all'Olimpico, nel posticipo di Serie A, e risponde in maniera decisa, aggressiva e spietata, a tutti coloro che la vedevano a corto di fiato dopo il brutto ko di Genova e la sofferta vittoria con il Cesena in Coppa Italia. Grande protagonista, ancora una volta, il gigante [.

La Roma ospita la Fiorentina nel posticipo di Serie A. Spalletti sfida Sousa

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Una vittoria (quella giallorossa) per continuare a sognare, un successo (quello viola) per restare in corsa per l'Europa. Questo e tanto altro è Roma Fiorentina, posticipo della 23^ giornata di Serie A, un match che questa sera alle 20 e 45 promette gol e emozioni nella sfida tra gli allenatori "con la valigia" Spalletti e Sousa, [.

La Roma passa a Udine con Nainggolan, stop Juve in casa della Fiorentina

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Vola la Roma a Udine, dove vince di misura, nella 20^ di Serie A, Kalinic e Badelj regalano, invece, tre punti d'oro alla Fiorentina che manda al tappeto, per 2 a 1 (Higuain a segno per i bianconeri) la Juventus di Allegri, ora avanti di una sola lunghezza sui giallorossi (ma con la sfida col [...]

Title races across Europe heat up as Real Madrid, Juventus suffer defeats

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Sevilla snapped Real Madrid’s epic 40-match unbeaten run on Sunday in a last-gasp 2-1 win at the Sánchez Pizjuán. League leaders Real hadn’t lost a game since April 2016 spanning all competitions, but their third game in ten days against Jorge Sampaoli’s side proved too much to bear.

Pies’ Christmas Football Gift Guide, No.4: Official Fiorentina Paperclips

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With the geese sufficiently corpulent and the big day crowning on the horizon, Pies are once again here to help with our annual Christmas Football Gift Guide.

You know what Italian football fans are like: volatile, disorganised, temperamental, papers always flying everywhere.

Thank heavens, then, that Fiorentina have sought to reign inthe chaos by producing their very own range of suitably purple paper clips.

Napoli stoppato dal Sassuolo, poker dell’Inter alla Fiorentina

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Occasione persa dal Napoli che viene stoppato sull'1 a 1 dal Sassuolo al San Paolo, in uno dei posticipi di Serie A, e vede allontanarsi la zona Champions,ora distante 4 lunghezze, quelle che separano i partenopei da Roma e Milan (in mezzo ci sono anche Lazio e Atalanta a 28). L'Inter di Pioli, invece, vince [.

Antonio Conte interested in this midfielder and attacker; Chelsea plotting irresistible offer

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Antonio Conte’s arrival at Chelsea has made it easier for the media to link the Blues with countless Serie A stars and the latest names linked with a move to Stamford Bridge are Milan Badelj and Federico Bernardeschi.

As per the latest reports from Calciomercato, Antonio Conte is interested in the Fiorentina duo and could offer Juan Cuadrado to sweeten the deal.

Top 5 Young Goalkeepers in Europe

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Historically, goalkeepers come to prominence and reach their peak in their late 20’s. In recent times, there has been a surge in the number of quality young goalkeepers becoming first team regulars for their clubs.

Below is a list of the top 5 young goalkeepers in Europe under the age of 22 (born on or after 1st January 1995) who have impressed for their clubs, despite their inexperience.

Top 5 Young Goalkeepers in Europe

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Historically, goalkeepers come to prominence and reach their peak in their late 20’s. In recent times, there has been a surge in the number of quality young goalkeepers becoming first team regulars for their clubs.

Below is a list of the top 5 young goalkeepers in Europe under the age of 22 (born on or after 1st January 1995) who have impressed for their clubs, despite their inexperience.

Top 5 Young Goalkeepers in Europe

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Historically, goalkeepers come to prominence and reach their peak in their late 20’s. In recent times, there has been a surge in the number of quality young goalkeepers becoming first team regulars for their clubs.

Below is a list of the top 5 young goalkeepers in Europe under the age of 22 (born on or after 1st January 1995) who have impressed for their clubs, despite their inexperience.

Serie A 2016/17, Week 10: Updated Standings, Fixtures, Results and Talking Points

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Days after optimism around AC Milan started simmering, Genoa turned it off. Milan beat Juventus 1-0 on Saturday, but lost to Genoa two days later. The 3-0 defeat at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris was Milan’s heaviest of the season, and the fact it happened immediately after their best result is a case in point.

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad Tuesday Preview: Ream, Williams, Perez and more

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Several Americans Abroad could take the field on Tuesday as the English Championship and cup action headline the schedule.

In England, Americans collide in league play as Danny Williams and Reading host Tim Ream's Fulham. Entering Tuesday, Reading sits fifth in the Championship table, six points ahead of ninth-place Fulham through 26 matches.

U.S. U-20 Josh Perez makes Serie A debut for Fiorentina

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At just 18-years-old, Josh Perez made his Serie A debut on Monday at one of the sport'smost famous stadiums.

The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team forward made his first senior appearance on Monday as Fiorentina took on Inter Milan at the San Siro. After being named to the bench last week, Perez entered in the 75th minute of Monday's match in place of Spanish winger Christian Tello, making his first senior appearance.

The Rest

Europa League Rewind: Monchengladbach fights back vs. Fiorentina, Tottenham upset by Gent, and more

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The UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second legs continued on Thursday, with 13 matches taking place across Europe. 26 clubslooked to continue their hopes of advancing in this competition, and to joinWednesday'swinners into March's Round of 16.

On Thursday, Roma advanced over Spanish opposition Villarreal despite losing the second leg at home 1-0.

Chelsea want Bayern Munich target, Conte set to make 'astonishing offer' for attacker

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Chelsea are interested in signing the Fiorentina winger Federico Bernardeschi at the end of this season.

Calcio Mercato are reporting that Antonio Conte admires the young winger and wants to sign him for Chelsea.

Official: Watford Fork Over £2.3m To Sign Mauro Zarate From Fiorentina

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Watford have announced that they've secured the signing ofMauro Zarate.

The Hornets have reportedly paid £2.3million to nab the former Birmingham, QPR and West Hamstriker, who joins from Fiorentina...

OFFICIAL: Mauro Zárate has joined #watfordfc from @acffiorentina in a two-and-a-half-year deal.