Cagliari boss Rolando Maran picked Babis Lykogiannis and Paolo Faragò. Fiorentina mister Stefano Pioli, without Alban Lafont, Jordan Veretout, or Edimilson Fernandes, went with Pietro Terracciano and Christian Nørgaard. Kevin Mirallas and Federico Ceccherini got the nod over Giovanni Simeone and Vitor Hugo, respectively.
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Shortly after the restart, João Pedro timed his run perfectly to slide past Nikola Milenković and tap in the opener from a Fabrizio Cacciatore cross.
A quarter hour later, Lykogiannis swung in a free kick that Luca Ceppitelli rose well to meet and head home amidst some rather dicy marking from the Viola defense.
Federico Chiesa pulled one back for the visitors two minutes from time after Gerson slipped a lovely pass through for him to run onto and swipe home.
Goals: João Pedro 52’ (ass. Cacciatore), Ceppitelli 66’ (ass. Lykogiannis), Chiesa 88’ (ass. Gerson)
Cards: Cigarini 34’, Chiesa 42’, Ceppitelli 44’, Pavoletti 76’, Pezzella 90’+3