Things started about as badly as they possibly could have. Carlos Bacca ran into the right channel, turned in, beat Nenad Tomovic, and easily slotted home in just the 4th minute.
The rest of the half was pretty frustrating as well. AC Milan were compact and energetic, forcing Fiorentina into a series of bad passes. The backline looked shaky against a pacey pair of strikers, but, somewhat miraculously, held out. La Viola never looked like scoring, though.
A completely different team came out for the second period, creating chances, keeping the ball, and defending much better. Nikola Kalinic wasted a 1-on-1 with a shot that skewed about twenty yards wide of the goal. But as Fiorentina pressed forward, the ended up conceding in the 88th minute. Facundo Roncaglia switched off and let Kevin-Prince Boateng get in behind him, round a stranded Ciprian Tatarusanu, and slot home.
Another match reminiscent of the Vincenzo Montella days. Fiorentina clearly missed Milan Badelj and Gonzalo Rodriguez, highlighting the need for reinforcements if a run for the Champions League places is really a goal. The loss keeps Fiorentina in 4th place.