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Fiorentina 1-1 Parma: Highlights

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Split points in a scruffy game with some major absences against a team that’s always tough isn’t terrible.

ACF Fiorentina v Parma Calcio - Serie A Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

Pre-match

Absent both Germán Pezzella and Martín Cáceres in defense and Franck Ribery in attack, Vincenzo Montella changed shape to a 4-3-3, with Rachid Ghezzal getting his first start and Luca Ranieri in the heart of the defense. Roberto D’Aversa, meanwhile, set out his expected XI. The weather actually wound up being better than expected, with the rain holding off until the very end of the match.

First half

Gervinho scored a very Gervinho goal when he barely beat Fiorentina’s offside trap (it looked like Ranieri who was a half-step behind his colleagues) and latched onto a ball over the top from Juraj Kucka before neatly dinking it over Bartłomiej Drągowski.

Second half

Gaetano Castrovilli equalized with his head for the second time this week. This time, it was a sumptuous cross from Dalbert that he hammered home, with Kevin-Prince Boateng doing the dirty work of making a run to clear out some Parma defenders and give his teammate an open look.

Full time

Goals: Castrovilli 67’ (ass. Dalbert), Gervinho 40’ (ass. Kucka)

Cards: Dalbert 55’, Pulgar 71’, Pezzella 28’, Kucka 39’