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Published on November 7, 2005 8:58 PM | Comments

Our arrival here this autumn coincided with the re-birth of Florentine soccer. It seems that Fiorentina has made an outstanding comeback from relegation and bankruptcy just a few seasons ago and is now standing in third place of the first division.

"Perhaps the main man behind Fiorentina's brilliant start is Luca Toni. The Italy striker, who joined Fiorentina from US Città di Palermo last summer, has scored 12 goals in ten games and the fans love him with the same passion as they loved former striker Gabriel Batistuta, the top scorer in Fiorentina's history with 152 goals. Batistuta, who coincidentally also scored 12 goals in the first ten games of the 1994/95 campaign, retired from football earlier this year but Fiorentina is still close to his heart."

There is more from UEFA here.

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