The leaders go to the mat, Napoli can take the lead alone
Fiorentina beat Milan 4-3 in the evening advance of the 13th matchday of Serie A. The Rossoneri collect their first defeat in the league, remain at 32 points and risk losing the lead in the standings, shared with Napoli for now, expected from the big match at Inter. The success allows Fiorentina to rise to 21, with Lazio and Juventus.
THE MATCH – Fiorentina started with their foot on the accelerator and broke through in the 15th minute, thanks to the Rossoneri’s collaboration. On the third consecutive corner, Tatarusanu misses the exit and loses the ball. Cage, instead of sweeping, waits for the goalkeeper to retrieve the ball. Duncan thanks, anticipates everyone and deposits on the net: 1-0. The Viola keep the ball in the game and concede little to the leaders, who struggle to show up near the door of Terracciano. At the end of the fraction, the doubling arrives. After Vlahovic’s side, Saponara controls and brushes a right-footed shot from the edge: 2-0 in the 46th minute.
Milan feel the blow, struggling to restart at the start of the second half and at 60 ‘takes another punch. Launch of Duncan for Vlahovic, who avoids Tatarusanu and from a tight angle hits the center: 3-0. All finished? Not at all. Just over 60 seconds pass and Milan are back in the party. Bonaventura loses a bloody ball in the purple area, Ibrahimovic shoots right and hits the center: 3-1. The game changes face, the Rossoneri accelerate and break through again. Leao and Theo Hernandez plow the left wing, low cross and Ibra in tow makes no mistake: 3-2 in the 67th minute. Fiorentina swerves and tries to regroup, while Milan pitches their tents in the opposing half of the pitch. The Rossoneri, in search of a comeback, hurt themselves in the 85th minute. Theo Hernandez lets the ball blow to the edge of his own area, Vlahovic makes a left-footed shot: 4-2. The emotions continue until they run out. In the 96th minute Ibrahimovic looks for the crossroads: crossbar, the carom ball on Venuti and ends up in the net for the 4-3. Final whistle, game over.