Serie A Team of Week 16
With several top performances over the weekend when the top three returned to normality, Dave Taylor selects his best XI in matchday 16.
Sarri 'proud' of derby draw
Maurizio Sarri was “proud” of Empoli’s performance after holding local rivals Fiorentina to a 1-1 draw.
Montella: 'Missed opportunity'
Vincenzo Montella admits Fiorentina wasted “an important opportunity” to close on third place with their Empoli draw.
Wk16: Serie A thrillers!
Empoli pegged back Fiorentina in the high-octane Tuscan Derby, Udinese held Sampdoria 2-2, Atalanta fought back for 3-3 with Palermo and Torino sank Genoa.
It’s the Tuscan Derby this afternoon with Fiorentina targeting European places and Empoli eager to cause another upset.
Sarri: 'Fiorentina best in Serie A'
Empoli Coach Maurizio Sarri praised rivals Fiorentina ahead of the Tuscan Derby. “They are the most technically gifted side in Serie A.”
Montella hails Cuadrado attitude
Vincenzo Montella claims dropping Juan Cuadrado woke him up ahead of Fiorentina’s derby with Empoli. “He’s never trained so hard.”
Fiorentina shaken by earthquakes
Fiorentina players were stunned by a series of earthquakes, but Sunday’s game with Empoli is not currently at risk.
Tavano: ‘Just another game’
Empoli striker Francesco Tavano believes that Sunday’s Tuscan derby with Fiorentina is ‘just another game’.
Sarri: 'Torino scared of Empoli'
Empoli Coach Maurizio Sarri felt “satisfaction and regret” following a 0-0 draw and accused Torino of being “scared.”
Ventura on Empoli and Athletic
Giampiero Ventura accepts a “good point” at Empoli and Torino picking Athletic Bilbao “could’ve gone better.”
Torino frustrate Empoli
Empoli had the better chances, but Torino defended stoically in a 0-0 draw with Pontus Jansson sent off.
On form Empoli are hoping to take another prestigious scalp when Torino visit the Stadio Castellani this evening.
Conte: ‘Sarri doing a great job’
Italy CT Antonio Conte has paid a visit to Empoli, praising Maurizio Sarri’s youth policy.
Babacar back against Empoli?
A positive medical response for Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar may see him back before the end of the year.
Serie A Team of Week 14
After another exciting, extended Serie A weekend where the top three all dropped points Dave Taylor selects his best XI from Week 14.
'Rugani will stay at Empoli'
Empoli’s sporting director says no-one will leave the club in January - including Daniele Rugani.
‘I want to play for Napoli’
Empoli goalkeeper Luigi Sepe has affirmed his desire to join Napoli, whilst his agent confirms there's ‘no problem’.
Napoli fans insult Hamsik
Marek Hamsik could be tempted to leave Napoli after his family was insulted in the Stadio San Paolo stands.
Benitez: 'Negative Napoli result'
A frustrated Rafa Benitez again told Napoli they “must not make these mistakes” after drawing 2-2 with Empoli.
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