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Hellas Verona 0-5 Fiorentina: reaction and highlights

Goals goals and more goals - Fiorentina blow Hellas out of the water.

Hellas Verona FC v ACF Fiorentina - Serie A
Simeone gets off the mark for La Viola
Photo by Mario Carlini / Iguana Press/Getty Images

First Half:

1-0 Giovanni Simeone, 2

An amazing start to the game as 2 minutes in Fiorentina took the lead. A driving run from Marco Benassi, whose shot was saved Nicolas but the Brazilian couldn't parry the shot clear enough. This paved the way for Simeone to tap home who quickly capitalized on the goalkeeper's mistake.

2-0 Cyril Théréau, 10

8 Minutes later things got even better for the away side. After Federico Chiesa was stupidly brought down in the area by Nicolas. Antonio Damato was given no option but to point to the spot. Débutant Cyril Théréau, confidently dispatched the penalty to his left sending Nicolas the wrong way.

3-0 Davide Astori, 24

Fiorentina were in dream land. After Marco Benassi flicked on a Viola corner it was met by Davide Astori who expertly finished with the outside of his foot. The captain stabbed a foot out on the half volley which left the keeper with no chance. It was a perfect half hour for Pioli’s men who looked different class.

Second half:

Jordan Veretout 4-0, 62

Game set and match Fiorentina. An amazing free kick from Jordan Veretout. Some way to open his Viola account. From around 30 yards out he curled it beautifully past Nicolas to officially make it a rout in Verona.

Gil Dias 5-0, 89

Just when you thought things couldn't get better. Gil Dias made it 5-0 at the death. Yet another player to open his account for Fiorentina. The winger made Nicolas’ day even worse as he slotted it through his legs, afer some poor defending from the home side.

It was the perfect performance from the Fiorentina players. No doubt Pioli will be delighted with his side's display. The new coach got his tactics spot on today. A clean sheet and five goals it was nothing short of excellent from all involved today.

Full Time - Hellas Verona 0-5 Fiorentina

Fiorentina: Sportiello; Bruno Gaspar, Astori, Pezzella, Biraghi; Badelj, Veretout(85); Benassi, Théréau(75), Chiesa(71); Simeone.

Gil Dias(71) Khouma Babacar(75) Sebastián Cristóforo(85)