Paulo Dybala’s brother sent a caustic message to Juventus Coach Maurizio Sarri. “The violin can’t play beautiful music if it’s missing a string.”
Inter and Juventus are already starting the war of words, with Antonio Conte telling Maurizio Sarri to “calm down, as he’s on the powerful side now.”
Juventus have lost the Serie A leadership for the first time since March 3, 2018, a run of 560 days at the top of the table, replaced by Inter.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s three Serie A games, as Fiorentina-Juventus is a grudge match, Napoli host Sampdoria and Inter welcome Udinese.
Fiorentina President Rocco Commisso was full of praise for his squad after troubling Juventus. “Did you see Franck Ribery? He was better than Cristiano Ronaldo!”
Maurizio Sarri felt Juventus ought to be pleased with a draw against Fiorentina, because amid injuries “a team with less personality would’ve lost.”
Vincenzo Montella hails Franck Ribery and Gaetano Castrovilli after a 0-0 draw with Juventus, but rues the lack of a winning Fiorentina goal. “We’re on the right track.”
Franck Ribery saw improvements as Fiorentina held Juventus 0-0 and praised the fans. “I came to Florence for a crowd like this.”
Fiorentina had the best chances with Federico Chiesa and Franck Ribery, but Juventus clung on for a point despite losing three players to injury.
Juventus director Fabio Paratici confirms Mario Mandzukic is heading towards Qatar rather than MLS or LAFC. “He has been an important player for us.”
Fiorentina director of sport Daniele Pradè knows it’ll take “the perfect performance” against Juventus and describes how they kept Federico Chiesa.
Wojciech Szczesny said Juventus are “ready” for Fiorentina’s forwards and admits it is “different” with Maurizio Sarri on the touchline.
Fiorentina goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski assured they are “ready for war” against arch-rivals Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Fiorentina use Federico Chiesa and Franck Ribery in a 3-5-2 formation, while Maurizio Sarri is on the Juventus bench, starting Cristiano Ronaldo and Douglas Costa.
Fiorentina President Rocco Commisso flew in for today’s Juventus showdown. “Federico Chiesa, get us a goal! Franck Ribery is exceptional.”
Franck Ribery is tipped to get his first start in a Fiorentina jersey, while Juventus bring in Adrien Rabiot with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain.
Maurizio Sarri revealed his Fiorentina-supporting Mother was “not at all happy” when he took the Juventus job. “I’m the only Napoli fan in the family.”
Mario Mandzukic is in advanced negotiations to leave Juventus for MLS club LAFC, claim Sky Sport Italia.
Fiorentina do not have Pedro Guilherme or Marco Benassi in their squad to take on Juventus tomorrow afternoon.
Remi Oudin complained Fiorentina showed “a lack of respect and kept me waiting 17-18 hours” on transfer deadline day.