Fiorentina Vs Lecce – A miserable first half left the Viola with too many holes to climb out of, although their own digging probably had more to do with that than anything else.
Fiorentina Vs Lecce
And no, your eyes are not deceiving you. The home support created a wild atmosphere, resulting in smoke on the pitch for most of the game. That should be quite satisfying for both Lecce coach Marco Baroni, a Florentine who has mentioned his desire to coach the Viola, as well as former Fiorentina brainchild Pantaleo Corvino and Sandro Mencucci, who are now at the Puglia club.
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If you were expecting the team that thrashed Hearts in midweek to come out, you’ve been sorely disappointed. Fiorentina is tentative and toothless. An early injury to Luka Jovic, who was suspended after a fairly routine move, meant Artur Cabral was brought on, but the environment of the game was unchanged: the visitors went sideways through the defense until they were closed down by the home side, then it swelled long and the faces rested. In particular, Gabriel Strefez repeatedly put Cristiano Biraghi and Igor in the blender; looks like it’s going to be another long day.
Cabral appeared to have gone on as Cabral headed home after the scramble, but a quick VAR review revealed that Giacomo Bonaventura was offside, so the goal was ruled out. Of course, it only took 5 minutes for Lecce to take the lead after Ivan Gonzalez managed to beat Nico Gonzalez and Dodo in the corner, then Assan Ceesay headed home from close range with a low Assan Ceesay cross after a poor mark from Igor. This is not a good sequence.
To add insult to injury, Cabral scored again – this time with a superb side-kick at the front post – but it was again rightly disallowed after Antonin Barak failed to hold the ball in his own half before the cross. The half ended with the Viola looking flustered and shameless, likely to concede another rather than a goal. It is fierce.
It didn’t take long for the good guys to fix it. Cabral may have resigned himself to not being able to score in this match, instead becoming a provider, pressing a lovely ball over the top for Christian Kouame to power over. It was no more than it deserved for the excellent work rate he displayed throughout the day.
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While Lecce had a number of breakthroughs going forward – Cesse in particular missing a good chance from Strefezza’s cross – the Viola then began to tighten the screws. Samuel Umtiti only escaped with a yellow card for Kouamé, who should have been off target. Lucas Martinez Quarta a la Roncaglia sent a thunderous 40-yard shot that Vladimiro Falcone saved from the top corner and Nico had another shot that was fisted by the keeper and almost fell back into the net.
However, a flurry of corners didn’t produce a breakthrough and even Antonino Gallo’s late red card didn’t do much, apart from a booking for Vincenco Italiano, who was furious for time wasting. When the treble finally happened, another chance to clinch a rare Serie A victory seemed to go begging.
Cards: Blinn 40′, Strefezza 58′, Umtiti 60′, Gallo 90’+2 90’+4; Mandragora 15′, Kouame 27′, Teraciano 50′, Martinez Quarta 88′
The point leaves Fiorentina in 13th place, level on points with Salernitana and Monza. If that sounds sad, it is. It really is. At the very least, this team will not play until Saturday’s clash with Inter Milan, which is not an exciting prospect at the moment, especially as fans have become increasingly disillusioned with pointless performance after pointless performance. It won’t win any points for aesthetics, but the Viola maintains its winning streak with a safe performance.
Fiorentina Vs Lecce
Vincenzo Italiano rounded out his side with Igor, Antonin Barak and Ricardo Saponara. The only surprise was Christian Kouame’s nod up front, although that had more to do with Luka Jović’s injury and the need to rest Arthur Cabral than anything else. Marco Baroni joins Lorenzo Colombo as a forward and leaves everything as it was.
As we predicted, Lecce pressed hard from the start, trying to push Fiorentina back and win the ball high. They made progress in the first 10 minutes as the Viola couldn’t get past the midfield, but the good guys started to figure it out after that, although they still had some poor plays in nervy positions. In fact, they barely got the ball into the visitors’ penalty area in the first half hour, despite some good moves. Nico González got the breakthrough with Saponara’s lovely cross, which the unlucky Antonino Gallo turned into his own goal under intense pressure.
The Giallorossi had a few half-time chances after that, but the Viola seemed to be doing pretty well, looking for the visitors apart from the break and stringing together some really good moves. When the whistle blew (after stoppage time), Viola seemed to miss it.
Apart from a mistake that led to Pietro Terraciano making a huge save on Federico Di Francesco just after the break, Fiorentina were better in the second half. The players continued to move the ball quickly and Lecce’s intensity dropped, allowing them to control the tempo and see things out with relative ease despite some repeated fouls by Salentini and some rather uneven refereeing by Romario Abisso. In fact, they were unlucky not to add another late on as Lecce threw the kitchen sink, but Ricardo Sottil in particular was not accurate enough when he returned to fitness. However, the team will not complain about the victory, even if it was not the most stylish.
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The win lifts Fiorentina to 9th in the table, level with Bologna and Torino on 37 points and just 1 behind Juventus in 7th (although Juvenuts have a game in hand). This is a remarkable achievement for the club: 4 wins in a row in Serie A (most since 2018), 7 wins in all competitions (also most since 2018) and 9 unbeaten streak in all competitions. A hard-fought victory against desperate opposition was perhaps the best indication that the mentally fragile side we saw earlier this year is gone. It was a beautiful day. Viola has a game against the logic of the team that says they should sweep aside. Except that this substance remains as irrational as any in the world.
Red-hot Fiorentina return from central Turkey to face a team with familiar faces. That’s right, it’s time to welcome Lecce back to Tuscany. In the past 37 meetings, the Viola are W14 D12 L11, winning, drawing and losing once in all meetings over the past decade. The reverse ended in a very disappointing 1-1 draw that included disallowed goals, VAR, red card disputes and general chaos.
The referee for this game is 37-year-old Rosario Abiso from Palermo. This year, in 8 Serie A matches, he handed out 37 yellow cards, 3 red cards and 5 PKs; yes, that’s a suspension or a penalty in the average game. He always seems to be prone to strange decisions. Fiorentina have W7 D3 L2 in 12 games under his charge. The last time we saw him was in the 1-0 win over Venezia last year.
The match will be played on Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 14:00 GMT/9:00 EST at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in beautiful Florence. The forecast calls for a nice day, rainy and grey, although it shouldn’t be too cold: around 16°C/60°F. Expect a very full house as the tifosi come out to support Serie A’s longest active winning streak.
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Hey, remember when Fiorentina went 5 in a row without a win in January and February and there was real debate about whether this team was capable of avoiding relegation? It seems like a different decade now, doesn’t it? The Viola are unbeaten in over a month, winning 6 in a row in all competitions and raising fans’ hopes that the club will end their silverware drought in either the Coppa Italia or the Conference League. The French are a happy place these days.
Coach Vincenzo Italiano will be without LB Aleksa Terzic and possibly CM Alessandro Bianco. He is likely to change his XI after Thursday’s emphatic win over Sivasspor, so expect Igor, Kristianu Biragi, Antonin Barak, Ricardo Saponara and Luka Jovic to return. The real question is whether the returning Gaetano Castrovilli is ready for another start, which will likely require a switch to a 4-3-3 from his usual 4-2-3-1.
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