Fiorentina missed out on the opportunity to take advantage of favorable results in the midweek round and dropped the ball against Frosinone, being held to a one-all draw. The Viola could have stepped into the top four. Instead, they were overtaken by Atalanta and Fiorentina.
Nicolas Gonzalez officially signed his Fiorentina extension on Tuesday, pushing the expiry date to 2028 and receiving a pay bump. He’s now among the highest earners at the club with a €2.5M salary plus add-ons. The winger waxed poetics about the club, the city, and the fans in his remarks after the signature.
Gonzalez is a central part of the Fiorentina project and presently earns €2.5M net per season. However, he is set to exceed Arthur and Nikola Milenkovic’s status as the club’s highest earning member with the renewal. He dodged foreign offers in the summer transfer window to stay in Firenze.
Fiorentina lost Dodo potentially for the rest of the season because of an ACL tear. The fullback had started all but two games so far. Michael Kayode relieved him a couple of times, faring well after getting promoted from their Primavera team. He contributed to Italy U-19 winning the Euros.
Inter and Milan both needed a single strike to collect all three points, while Roma, Lazio and Napoli had to settle for underwhelming draws. Nevertheless, there were still various interesting elements to pick up, and we'll recap them in our own fashion by enlisting the tops and flops from Serie A Round 5.
Dodo will have to spend several months on the shelf because of a knee injury. The Brazilian fullback subbed off very early after planting his foot awkwardly in the Udinese game. The ensuing tests revealed an ACL tear in the right knee. He’ll soon have surgery, the team announced.
Vincenzo Italiano contributed to the victory against Udinese with an unusual move. For just the second time since he’s at Fiorentina, he turned to a three-man defense to protect the lead. He took out a winger, Josip Brekalo, and inserted Nikola Milenkovic early in the second half.
Fiorentina avenged last season's 1-0 defeat at the Dacia Arena with a 2-0 victory over out-of-sorts Udinese on Sunday afternoon. After dropping points in a 2-2 draw against Genk in midweek Europa Conference League action, Vincenzo Italiano's men posted a morale-boosting win in Serie A.
Gian Piero Gasperini was pleased with what he saw from his side in Thursday’s 2-0 win over Rakow but also attacked Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso, who didn’t like his remarks following the recent game between Atalanta and Fiorentina: "I never offended anybody and always backed my team."
Fiorentina squandered two separate leads in a goal-glutted 2-2 draw against Genk in their opening 2023/24 Europa Conference League game. An enthralling encounter at the Cegeka Arena didn't end well for Vincenzo Italiano's side, considering the amount of chances they missed throughout the night.
Arthur addressed his start at Fiorentina and didn’t rule out a potential return to Juventus following the loan spell in an interview: “I’ve been comfortable since day one here. I spoke with Vincenzo Italiano before joining. He told me how he wanted the team to play, and he was correct."
His contract in Firenze expires at the end of the current season, and the Viola are understood to have changed their stance on Kouamé, with Rocco Commisso ready to remove him from the transfer market. Vincenzo Italiano is said to have increased his confidence in Kouamé this season.