NEWS
Saturday July 28 2012
Montella has faith in Fiorentina

Vincenzo Montella was not too concerned after Fiorentina’s 0-0 draw with Verona, while Siena beat Aris Salonika and Parma and Sampdoria were also in action.

The Viola struggled to a goalless stalemate last night and were fortunate to escape without defeat against the Serie B side.

That is because Hellas Verona saw a penalty saved by Cristiano Lupatelli and hit the woodwork.

“I really liked the effort put in by my lads throughout the game,” insisted Fiorentina Coach Montella.

“We made some mistakes, but that was inevitable. It was a useful and difficult test. All in all, I am happy, although the indications I got from the match were not all positive.

“I am testing Stevan Jovetic in this new position in the centre of the attack. I want to understand what he can give there, whereas I already know what he can do on the left.”

In other friendly action, Siena defeated Aris Salonika 1-0 thanks to a lone strike from Michele Paolucci.

Parma saw off Renate 4-1 with Ishak Belfodil, Massimo Gobbi and a Raffaele Palladino brace.

Sampdoria confidently defeated Savona 3-0 with a Maxi Lopez penalty, Lorenzo De Silvestri and Nicola Pozzi getting the goals.

Fiorentina 0-0

Verona

Fiorentina: Lupatelli (Lezzerini 71), Cassani (Di Tacchio 77), Roncaglia, Nastasic, Pasqual, Acosty (Cerci 46), Olivera (Capezzi 69), Lazzari (Vargas 60), Romulo, Ljajic (Seferovic 67), Jovetic (Taddei 38)

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