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Fiorentina 2-0 Crotone: Highlights

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Fiorentina comfortably beat ten men Crotone to edge closer to the Europa League

ACF Fiorentina v FC Crotone - Serie A Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

Pre Match

Stefano Pioli had made a host of changes with the likes of Vincent Laurini, Maxi Olivera, Valentin Eysseric and Sebastian Cristoforo getting rare starts. The away side, were looking to gain a much needed victory as they attempt to Serie A.

First Half

Fiorentina started the game brilliantly, and Giovanni Simeone who hadn’t scored in the last eight matches ended his drought. The Argentine pounced after Alex Cordaz parried Eysseric’s shot, Simeone was quick to react and put The Viola one up after three minutes.

Second Half

With Crotone being down to ten men Fiorentina sealed the match. It was a fine move between Riccardo Saponara and Federico Chiesa, they played a fantastic one-two and Chiesa hammered it home to double The Viola’s lead.

Full Time

Goals:

Fiorentina: Giovanni Simeone (3) Federico Chiesa (63)

Yellow Cards:

Fiorentina: Germán Pezzella (32) Sebastián Cristóforo (30) Jordan Veretout (43) Maxi Olivera (78)

Crotone: Federico Ricci (16) Adrian Stoian (18) Rolando Mandragora (18) Marco Capuano (49 & 57)

Red Card

Marco Capuano (57)