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Della Valle angry over Fiorentina missing third-place finish

Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle admits he's angry missing out on third place.

The Viola were denied Champions League qualification by a late win to AC Milan on Sunday.

"I was furious on Sunday, but even more so disappointed, as there was so much bitterness," said Della Valle.

"The night of our defeat to Roma, I realised our Champions League dream was over. It's a shame, as it would've been the right reward for our squad. We played the best football in Italy and were the second most prolific side."

Della Valle went back on to the soft penalty for a shirt tug on Mario Balotelli that sparked Milan's comeback.

"It was a shame to hear the referees back that decision. If any contact in the box is a penalty, then who knows how many spot-kicks there ought to be? Balotelli dived a bit like Tania Cagnotto."

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