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1-0 Lazio; Fiorentina Just Aren't That Good

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Injuries and suspensions have conspired to make la Viola less than ordinary.

Paolo Bruno

No Borja Valero, no David Pizarro and no Vincenzo Montella, not to mention the continued loss of Giuseppe Rossi make Fiorentina... well, basically they suck.

The team showed up late, as did the crowd, who sat out the first ten minutes as a protest of the officiating. While the crowd showed their displeasure, the team gave them more to be upset over, as they let a cross hit the ground and a wide open Lorik Cana scored on an overhead kick and that was the match.

Fiorentina went on to shoot the ball 18 times, only getting the ball on net twice, and only one looked even possible to reach the back of the net.

It only gets worse as Fiorentina travel to Turin to play Juventus, who are likely seething for payback after a Rossi hat trick left them with red faces in the last match up.

Fiorentina will have to play without Valero again and also Nenad Tomovic who will be suspended for yellow card accumulation. The only plus is that Pizarro and Montella will be back.

Along with a Serie A match against Juve, they have two Europa Matches against them as well, along with matches against Napoli and Milan coming up in a few weeks. Seemingly, the only hope for any points at all will be a match at home against Chievo in two weeks.

The only redeeming factor of the weekend is that Inter and Napoli both dropped points and only gained a point.

Roster

They all sucked. Rate um if you feel like it. I don't....

Neto

Tomovic
Rodriguez
Savic

Fernandez
Aquilani
Ambrosini

Joaquin
Matri
Cuadrado

subs
Gomez for Joaquin
Anderson for Ambrosini
Wolski for Matri

Quotes

I don't really want to read any excuses, so nothing this week.

Hi Lights

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Serie A Goals

(* indicates a goal in this match)

Rossi (14)
Valero (5)
Aquilani (4) 
Cuadrado (4)
Vargas (4)                      
Fernandez (3) 
Gomez (2)
Ilicic (2) 
Matri (2)
Rodriguez (2)
Joaquin (1)
Pizarro (1)                
Wolski (1)

Yellow Card Accumulation

(Disqualification of one game after the 4th, 8th, 12th, 15th and the 17th yellow card. Past 17, every yellow card is equivalent to a one-match ban. (Players receiving yellow cards in this match have an *, red cards #)

Rodriguez (9)
Aquilani (6)
Cuadrado (6) 
Ambrosini (5) *
Pizarro (4)  -
Tomovic(4) * - misses next match
Valero (4)  - misses next three matches for suspension
Compper(3)  - misses match on next yellow 
Pasqual (3) *   - misses match on next yellow  
Diakite (2) -
Neto (2)  
Savic (2) 
Fernandez (1)
Gomez (1) 
Ilicic (1)
Matos(1)                                           
Rebic (1)
Rossi (1)
Wolski (1)

Looking Ahead

A loss at Juve coming up, then another loss at Juve, then a chance for some points agaisnt Chievo, followed by three more losses against Juve, Napoli and Milan.

Then a trip to Sampdoria, who have a coach that would love nothing better than to beat Fiorentina.

Going to be a tough month for fans

Sun Mar 9 7:30 ET Juventus v Fiorentina
Thu Mar 13 TBD ET Juventus/Trabzonspor v Esbjerg/Fiorentina - Europa League (Third Round)
Sun Mar 16 3:45 ET Fiorentina v Chievo Verona
Thu Mar 20 TBD Esbjerg/Fiorentina v Juventus/Trabzonspor - Europa League (Third Round)
Sun Mar 23 1:30 ET Napoli v Fiorentina
Wed Mar 26 10:00 ET Fiorentina v AC Milan
Sun Mar 30 9:00 ET Sampdoria v Fiorentina
Sun Apr 6 9:00 ET Fiorentina v Udinese
Sun Apr 13 9:00 ET Hellas Verona v Fiorentina
Sat Apr 19 9:00 ET Fiorentina v AS Roma
Sun Apr 27 9:00 ET Bologna v Fiorentina
Sat May 3 2:45 ET Fiorentina v Napoli  - Coppa Italia (Final)
Sun May 4 9:00 ET Fiorentina v Sassuolo
Sun May 11 9:00 ET Livorno v Fiorentina
Sun May 18 9:00 ET Fiorentina v Torino
End Of Season