Coppa Italia, Fiorentina-Turin 2-1: Viola in the semifinals

Jovic and Ikoné score, reduces Karamoh grenade damage

Fiorentina flies with conviction to the semi-final of the Italian Cup overcoming Torino 2-1 with the goal of the grenade, arrived in extremis and provided by a distraction from the Viola.

In the first half, Viola had a chance in the 12th minute with Barak being hit by a free kick on 25 metres, but he hit the ball badly and ended up in the hands of Milinkovic-Savic; in the tackle the Turin goalkeeper remains on the ground but after a medical check he returns to his place between the posts. In the 18th minute Mandragora tries but takes the post, Terzic’s rebuttal is intercepted by the Serbian No.1. Opportunity for the guests on 24′ with Sanabria and Terracciano saves. Fiorentina returned to danger in the 44th minute with Milenkovic but the header went over the crossbar.

In the second half, the back and forth between the two teams on the field resumed exactly as in the first half, in particular occasions for Vlasic in the 56th minute stopped by Terracciano and for Kouame stopped instead by his inaccurate aim. Finally, in the 65th minute, the match was unblocked by an action set up by Terzic who crossed wide on the other Serbian Jovic, who headed into the net. Thrills for Fiorentina in the 85th minute for a shot by Miranchuk that touches the crossbar and therefore the draw that would have put Toro back in contention for the semifinal. Two minutes later, Torino almost scored an own goal and it was Milikovic-Savic who saved. Ikoné closes the match right in the 90th minute. Six minutes of recovery, during which the Viola with Cabral touch the trio but the crossbar says no. Toro scores with Karamoh in the 94th minute. Viola in the semifinal waiting for the winner between Rome and Cremonese tonight.