While Hellas Verona manager Ivan Jurić got to run out his usual XI (although he did hand native Florentine Samuel di Carmine a start up top), Fiorentina mister Vincenzo Montella made a lot of changes. Marco Benassi and season debutant Sebastian Cristoforo rounded out the midfield with Gaetano Castrovilli and Erick Pulgar suspended, Pol Lirola dropped to the bench in favor of Lorenzo Venuti, and Franck Ribery returned to the lineup up top. Federico Chiesa, however, had picked up a minor knock and was only fit enough for the bench, meaning Dušan Vlahović continued to start.
Besides di Carmine leading his elbow into Germán Pezzella’s face in the 2nd minute, forcing the captain off with a broken cheekbone, it was nothing but Bartłomiej Drągowski saves.
A wonderful passing move from deep in their own half saw Hellas Verona move forward and out to their right, where Davide Faraoni put in a low cross. Eddie Salcedo dummied it through his legs, giving di Carmine the simplest of finishes for his first-ever Serie A goal.
Goals: di Carmine 66’ (ass. Faraoni)
Cards: di Carmine 3’, Pessina 18’, Faraoni 61’, Venuti 57’, Milenković 60’