Both teams lined up more or less as expected. Bryan Dabo made his first start for Fiorentina.
After 28 minutes, Diego Falcinelli produced a brilliant backheel in the box to put Federico Chiesa through on goal, and Giuseppe Pezzella blatantly bundled him over from behind for a penalty that didn’t require any VAR intervention. Jordan Veretout stepped up and sent Albano Bizzarri the wrong way.
Veretout sur penalty. 0-1 #UdineseFiorentina pic.twitter.com/bLa5WPHIyh— FrSerieA Goals (@FrSerieAGoals) April 3, 2018
Substitute Giovanni Simeone made a nearly instant impact. Chiesa angled a pass inside for Cholito at the top of the box, and the Argentine bundled his way past a couple of defenders before lashing home past Bizzarri to double the lead and add his second goal in 3 days.
Goals: Veretout 29’ (PK), Simeone 71’ (ass. Chiesa)
Cards: Hallfreðsson 26’, de Paul 67’, Germán Pezzella 44’, Vitor Hugo 56’, Chiesa 57’, Saponara 67’