clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Fiorentina 3-3 Sampdoria: Highlights

New, comments

German Pezzella scored a last minute equalizer to give the Viola a point in a crazy game where Luis Muriel and Fabio Quagliarella both scored twice.

ACF Fiorentina v UC Sampdoria - Serie A
What a debut from the Colombian
Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

Pre-match

There was some discussion before this one about whether Stefano Pioli was changing the shape to a 3-5-2, but it looked more like a 4-3-3 with Luis Muriel on the left wing but given freedom to drift central. Edimilson Fernandes got the nod over Marco Benassi in midfield.

First half

After being the better side, Luis Muriel scored his first goal for the Viola after a great individual run. He brilliantly got beyond his man and tucked it away against his former club.

Edimilson Fernandes was shown a red card half way through the first half, foolishly he fouled his man and was awarded a second yellow not long after Fiorentina’s goal.

Gaston Ramirez scored a beautiful free kick to equalize, but he shouldn't have been on the pitch to do it. In the space of 90 seconds he got a yellow card and then committed a foul just as bad, but the referee said nothing doing. Right before the break he curled a great effort off the post and into the net as the Franchi faithful were raging.

Second half

Muriel somehow scored a better goal than his first, he did some sublime skill to beat two players and then ran quicker than the flash and finished expertly past Emil Audero to score his second of the match.

Samp equalized through a Quagliarella penalty as Vitor Hugo stupidly handled the ball in the box. The striker smashed it into the roof of the net to make it 2-2.

Quagliarella scored a second minutes later to turn the game on its head as he spun away from Nikola Milenkovic and finished past Lafont.

German Pezzella scored in the last minute of injury time to make it 3-3 in an incredible game at the Franchi.

Full time

Fiorentina 3-3 Sampdoria

Goals: Luis Muriel 34’ & 70’ Gaston Ramirez 44’ Fabio Quagliarella 81’ & 85’ German Pezzella 93’

Yellow Cards: Edimilson Fernandes (14) Gaston Ramirez (22) Nikola Milenkovic (34) Jakub Jankto (60) Vitor Hugo (80) Albin Ekdal (82) Cristiano Biraghi (82) Jordan Veretout (93)

Red Card: Edimilson Fernandes (39)