Nikola Milenkovic, take a bow! Fiorentina got off to the perfect start with a screamer from Milenkovic. The right back outmuscled his way past Emanuele Giaccherini and unleashed an absolute wonder strike, which curled away from Andrea Seculin. It was the Serbian’s first ever goal for the Viola and it’s doubtful he will ever go onto score a better one.
What a banger from Milenkovic to open the season for Fiorentina pic.twitter.com/rqEIa5Qp3m— ItalianFootballTV (@IFTVofficial) August 26, 2018
After a period of good play from the away side, Fiorentina sprung back into life. The Viola doubled the lead with only three minutes left to play in the half. After a flurry of chances Gerson managed to tap home and score a debut goal.
Le but de Gerson pour le 2 - 0 de la Fio ! pic.twitter.com/WJkpnltrKY— FrSerieA Goals (@FrSerieAGoals) August 26, 2018
Four minutes into the half and Fiorentina all but sealed the game. Giovanni Simeone busted a gut to keep the ball in, after a fine pass by Gerson, who was a having a brilliant debut. Cholito crossed brilliantly to Marco Benassi who emphatically headed home.
Benassi pour le 3 - 0 de la Fiorentina ! pic.twitter.com/yrP5E2Di13— FrSerieA Goals (@FrSerieAGoals) August 26, 2018
Fiorentina put the icing on the cake with after some great play by Gerson. The Brazilian slipped it through to Chiesa who finished well past Seculin.
Premier but de la saison pour Chiesa et 4e but pour la Fio ! pic.twitter.com/fisvRuP9Ng— FrSerieA Goals (@FrSerieAGoals) August 26, 2018
Not long after the Viola’s fourth goal and Chievo scored and guess who? Nenad Tomovic, headed home which gave his side a consolation goal. Say what you like about his playing ability but you can not deny the man has class off it. To celebrate, he put up his fingers to display the one and three, gesturing to the number of Davide Astori. The celebration was met with applause from the home fans and rightfully so.
Nenad Tomovic réduit la marque pour le Chievo face à la Fiorentina pic.twitter.com/s7VSZca6wM— FrSerieA Goals (@FrSerieAGoals) August 26, 2018
Marco Benassi put the cherry, on top of the icing of the cake to get his second and a fifth goal for Fiorentina! The midfielder cut inside and stayed calm as he slotted it underneath the keeper.
Le doublé de Benassi, 5 - 1 pour la Fio ! pic.twitter.com/dCwFSlscX5— FrSerieA Goals (@FrSerieAGoals) August 26, 2018
With his dad in the stands, Cholito made it six deep into injury time as he smashed it underneath Seculin. It was six of the best from the Viola!
Simeone débloque lui aussi son compteur ! Fiorentina 6 - 1 Chievo ! pic.twitter.com/qqy5OvXfal— FrSerieA Goals (@FrSerieAGoals) August 26, 2018
Fiorentina 6-1 Chievo
Goals: Nikola Milenkovic (8) Gerson (42) Marco Benassi (49) Federico Chiesa (71) Marco Benassi (90) Giovanni Simeone (90+3)
Yellow cards: Edmilson Fernandes (39)
Goals: Nenad Tomovic (76)
Yellow cards: Fabio Depaoli (66) Riccardo Meggiorini (82) Ivan Radovanovic (84)