Feb 9, 2013 at 5pm UK at ​Juventus Stadium
Juventus
2-0
Fiorentina
Vucinic (20'), Matri (41')
Marchisio (56'), Peluso (58')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Guillermo Cuadrado (52'), Viviano (75'), Pizarro (86')

Antonio Conte plays down Fiorentina rivalry

Juventus boss Antonio Conte before the game with Palermo on December 9, 2012
© AP Photos
Juventus boss Antonio Conte plays down the rivalry between his side and Fiorentina ahead of their Serie A meeting on Saturday.

Juventus boss Antonio Conte has dismissed his team's rivalry with Fiorentina ahead of their Serie A clash on Saturday.

The two sides became rivals in 1982 when Juve snatched the title away from Fiorentina on the final day of the season, courtesy of a debatable penalty.

However, Conte has insisted that he has never felt as though there was a rivalry, claiming that it is the Fiorentina fans who create the antagonism.

"To be honest, I've never felt all this antagonism with Fiorentina when I was a player," said Conte. "We have a great respect for Fiorentina, but I think this antagonism is much more felt in Florence than here.

"Better not to think like that otherwise we will become provincial while we are a great team and we need to have the attitude of a great team.

"They can surely create some trouble to any team they face, not only to Juventus, but let's not become provincial talking about an antagonism with them."

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