Fiorentina vs. Inter Milan

Fiorentina vs. Inter Milan

2-1

Goalscorers: Brozovic (Palacio), Valero, Babacar

Starting Lineups

Fiorentina: Tatarusano, Roncaglia, Rodriguez, Astori, Alonso, Herrera, Vecino, Valero, Bernardeschi, Ilicic, Kalinic

Inter: Handanovic, Nagatomo, Miranda, Murillo, Telles, Medel, Kondogbia, Brozovic, Eder, Icardi, Palacio

Place in table after match:

Fiorentina: 3rd

Inter: 5th

The thriller between Fiorentina and Inter was plagued with fouls and cards, with a total of 8 yellow cards handed out, and two red cards, that is, not counting the third red card given to Telles after two yellows. But, irregardless of the cards, La Viola dominated Inter in possession (62-38) and in shots/shot on target (10:7 to 3:1). Fiorentina went down 1-0 in the first half completely undeservedly, as the stats portray, but showed their rallying spirits to overcome the one goal deficit to win the match, and continue to prove themselves worthy of the Champions League spot the so desperately seek. An overall good performance, but came too “down to the wire” than it should have.

Player Ratings:

Tatarusano: 6- not called to do much, the goal was not one that could have been easily prevented

Alonso: 6.5- solid defensive work, winning headers and sparking counterattacks

Rodriguez: 6- nothing to complain about, great partner for Astori

Astori: 6.5-key part in limiting opportunities for Inter

Roncaglia: 6- did well to keep Eder quiet

Bernardeschi: 6.5- provided constant threat on counter

Balero: 8- standout player, got the goal, was the heart of the midfield

Ilicic: 6.5- great link-up play, unlucky to have shot cleared off the line

Kalinic: 5.5- worked hard to create opportunities, kept quiet by Inter defense

Substitutes:

Zarate: 5.5- created the play that led to the winner, but saw red shortly afterwards

Babacar: 7- did not do much, but worked hard to get on the end of the loose ball to score

Costa: N/A

Babacar follows up on a loose ball to win the game for Fiorentina

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