FIORENTINA NEWS

Italy’s PM Matteo Renzi brought a very special gift to German Chancellor Angela Merkel – Mario Gomez’s signed Fiorentina shirt.
Eugenio Corini hopes Fiorentina can “underestimate” Chievo just days ahead of Juventus and the Europa League.
Fiorentina are without Mati Fernandez, Joaquin and Borja Valero for the Sunday night game with Chievo.
Vincenzo Montella is keeping Fiorentina focused on Chievo between Euro derbies with Juventus. “Mario Gomez is improving.”
Giovanni Trapattoni defended Antonio Conte’s use of squad rotation. “Juventus cannot snub any competition.”
Mati Fernandez suffered ankle ligament damage, but Fiorentina teammate Giuseppe Rossi’s recovery is ahead of schedule.
Mario Gomez says Fiorentina must play even better in next week’s Europa League second leg if they want to progress against Juventus.
Giorgio Chiellini says that Juventus are fully focused on their match against Genoa in Serie A despite Europa League progress now being in the balance.
Mario Gomez recognised the importance of his goal for Fiorentina, not only for their tie with Juventus, but also for his own progression.
Norberto Neto hailed Fiorentina’s attitude after they fought back for a Europa League draw away to Juventus.
Vincenzo Montella said Mario Gomez “couldn’t have picked a better moment” to score in Fiorentina’s draw at Juventus.
Antonio Conte “preferred this performance to Sunday’s” despite the failure to beat Fiorentina in the Europa League.
Gigi Buffon admits Juventus “thought we could take the 1-0 home” against Fiorentina and were punished.
Arturo Vidal scored within three minutes, but was left “very bitter” by “a bad performance” in Juventus-Fiorentina.
Borja Valero said Fiorentina were “fantastic” to fight back from a goal after three minutes to draw at Juventus.
Mario Gomez’s first goal of 2014 gave Fiorentina a precious 1-1 Europa League draw at the Juventus Stadium.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta backed Antonio Conte’s squad rotation for the Europa League tie with Fiorentina.
Juan Guillermo Cuadrado feels Fiorentina “need a different approach” to Juventus in the Europa League.
Juventus and Fiorentina face off in a Europa League Derby d’Italia, as Andrea Pirlo takes on Borja Valero.
Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano insists Fiorentina “ought to be optimistic” against Juventus in the Europa League.