Udinese manager chose former Viola players Valon Behrami and Sebastien de Maio. Fiorentina mister Stefano Pioli ran out the same XI that crushed AS Roma in the midweek, except for Gerson replacing the suspended Marco Benassi in midfield.
Cristiano Biraghi played a 55th minute corner back to Jordan Veretout, who took a truly awful touch at the edge of the box to cede possession, sending Ignacio Pussetto galloping the other direction in a 3-v-1. His cross, which Laurini somehow managed to deflect, dropped to Jens Stryger Larsen on the back post for a simple finish.
Udinese with the stunning counter attack lead by Ignacio Pussetto to take the 1 zip lead at Dacia Arena. Jens Stryger Larsen with the sliding finish. #tlnsoccer #UdineseFiorentina #SerieA pic.twitter.com/TE8BH7zTOA— TLNTV (@TLNTV) February 3, 2019
8 minutes later, Edimilson Fernandes brought down a loose ball at the edge of the area, took a touch, and absolutely scorched a shot along the carpet, through a crowd, and into the far corner. It was the sort of hit that your coaches try to teach when you’re a kid, and it gave Edi his first goal of the season.
Goals: Stryger Larsen 56’ (ass. Pussetto), Fernandes 64’
Cards: Milenković 17’, Mandragora 43’, Laurini 59’, Gerson 59’, Pussetto 74’, Behrami 80’