Fiorentina players pay respects to body of Davide Astori in Florence

10 March, 2018, 03:04 | Author: Angel Logan
  • Emotional Chiellini remembers tragic Astori in Juventus win

Thousands of fans gathered today in Florence for the funeral of Italian footballer Davide Astori, who died on Sunday aged 31.

Balotelli added: "Unfortunately, I can't go to the funeral on Thursday because I have a training session, otherwise I would've got in the vehicle and attended". From now, we will always have two, always.

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was present less than 24 hours after captaining Juventus to victory over Tottenham in the Champions League at Wembley, along with several of his team-mates and coach Massimiliano Allegri.

Astori, in his 10th Serie A season, was found dead in his hotel room in Udine, where Fiorentina had been due to face Udinese.

On Sunday, vice-captain Badelj will lead the team against Benevento, Fiorentina's first match since Astori's death.

At his funeral, former AC Milan goal-machine Filippo Inzaghi, 44, was there along with ex-Inter star Javier Zanetti, 44.

"[Thursday] will be an even harder day for us, as we will go to say goodbye to our friend, who has passed away - a teammate we spent time with", he told Mediaset. We are all in a hard moment, and we would have gladly postponed the game. For us, it's important in national team in our heart to always bring his positive emotion and always smile.

Astori's Fiorentina and Italy shirts were laid next to the closed coffin, along with wreaths from Fiorentina, the Italian football federation and other football clubs.

"You were one of the best sporting figures in which I came across". He leaves behind his partner and two-year-old daughter.

"If that's what Balotellinho said I wasn't trying to offend anyone", Alves insisted.

All last weekend matches were postponed while Fiorentina and former club Cagliari have retired the Italian's No. 13 jersey. Whenever I saw him in the gym, he would ask me if he could use it.

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