Having crashed out of the Coppa Italia in midweek at the hands of Inter, Fiorentina’s difficult run of fixtures continues on Sunday as they travel to Turin to take on Juventus. Fans of La Viola would love nothing more than to add to Maurizio Sarri’s problems, the Bianconeri having lost away at Napoli last weekend.
Having endured a nightmarish start to 2019/20, Fiorentina appear to have finally got their campaign back on track in recent weeks, new boss Beppe Iachini resolving many of the issues that plagued them under Vincenzo Montella and reaping the benefits almost immediately.
The wait finally ended on Sunday, Fiorentina recording their first Serie A win at home since October 6 as they held off a resilient SPAL to notch a 1-0 victory. The delight on boss Beppe Iachini’s face reflected the relief felt in the stands of the Stadio Artemio Franchi, and four days later they would grab another victory that arguably meant even more.
The first match of the Beppe Iachini era at Fiorentina did not end well, skipper German Pezzella giving away a senseless free kick on the edge of the box. Bologna equalised directly from the resulting set piece, meaning the Argentina international cost his side two precious points and prevented the new Coach from starting his tenure with a victory.
A huge Friday night game awaits at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, AS Roma travelling north to take on a Fiorentina side in desperate need of a positive result. Having lost their four previous Serie A fixtures, La Viola bounced back with a stunning draw against Inter on Sunday, Dusan Vlahovic’s late strike securing a share of the points for Vincenzo Montella’s men.
A game not to be missed on Sunday as Inter visit the Stadio Artemio Franchi for the latest meeting with Fiorentina, a side who have repeatedly caused problems for the Nerazzurri in recent seasons. Indeed, La Viola have won three of their last six – and two of the last three – home games against the Milanese giants, a record they will be looking to extend this weekend.
Two teams in poor form meet this Sunday, neither Torino nor Fiorentina pleased with the start they have made to the 2019/20 season. Both began the campaign with aspirations of returning to European action, but the Granata – who have won just twice since September – sit tenth, just one point and three league places above their next opponents.
The season has not gone well so far for Fiorentina, last week’s dire loss to Hellas Verona pushing them down to 10th in the table. Injuries have certainly played their part, but at this stage there is no denying the fact that both Vincenzo Montella and his squad have underperformed up to this point of the Serie A campaign.
With the last international break of the year in the rearview mirror, Fiorentina return to action against Hellas Verona on Sunday looking to bounce back from a string of poor results. A win over Sassuolo is the only victory Vincenzo Montella’s men have recorded in their last five outings, held to draws by Brescia and Parma while suffering defeats to Lazio and Cagliari.
Having waited almost eight months to record a victory, Fiorentina were clearly in no mood to postpone their next celebration. Walking out of San Siro just four days after beating Sampdoria, they left AC Milan dazed and confused, stunning the grand old stadium with an exception performance as they vanquished the Rossoneri 3-1. Continue reading