Federico Bernardeschi scored twice early in the first half to help Fiorentina defeat Barcelona 2-1 in the International Champions Cup on Sunday.
Bernardeschi opened the scoring with a header after just four minutes and then doubled the hosts' advantage in the 12th minute.
Barcelona responded five minutes later as Luis Suarez got on the end of a volleyed Ivan Rakitic pass to poke home.
But despite controlling 70 percent of possession there would be no equaliser for Barcelona, who again played without...
Besiktas have confirmed the signing of Germany international Mario Gomez from Fiorentina.
Gomez, 30, has joined on an initial one-year loan deal with a view to a permanent move being completed next summer.
The former Stuttgart and Bayern Munich striker made just 29 Serie A appearances and scored seven league goals in two seasons in Florence, with a succession of injuries limiting his playing time.
The Turkish club confirmed Gomez's arrival with a Tweet before the player posted a picture of...
Horror has once again gripped Florence this summer. Il Mostro isn't back, thank goodness, although the latest season of Hannibal, which is on TV at the moment, has Dr. Lecter revisiting the city. Heads have rolled.
Vincenzo Montella, arguably the best young manager in Italy, lost his job in June after three successful years at the Artemio Franchi. The motive? Montella wished to learn whether the Della Valle family were willing to invest further. After finishing fourth every season in his time at...