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.
Eugenio Corini warns Mario Balotelli he “needs to raise his game if he wants to face Juventus,” but he’s still suspended as Brescia host Bologna.
In the space of a few weeks, Blaise Matuidi has seemingly gone from Juventus outcast to negotiating a new contract.
Arrigo Sacchi explained why Maurizio Sarri has “a much tougher job” revolutionising Juventus compared to Antonio Conte’s Inter, while Carlo Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis said he “didn’t get along with Maurizio Sarri because of squad rotation” and Carlo Ancelotti has “more experience.”
Gian Piero Gasperini explained why he stayed with Atalanta, Champions League adventure and insists his 2011 sacking was “more Inter’s mistake than mine.”
Fiorentina President Rocco Commisso flew in for today’s Juventus showdown. “Federico Chiesa, get us a goal! Franck Ribery is exceptional.”