While it may feel like Fiorentina haven’t scored in years, they’ve actually hit some absolute stunners this season. Let’s go back through the best and figure out which one wins the coveted VN Goal of the Year trophy.
1. Milenković vs Chievo Verona, 26 August 2018
The first goal the Viola scored this season may well have been the best. After a Marco Benassi shot was only semi-cleared, Nikola Milenković jockeyed with Emmanuele Giaccherini for position at the edge of the box. The difference in size between the two is comical and ended exactly how you’d expect, with the Mountain shrugging off the tiny Italian. What happened next, though, was not expected: Nihola uncorked a ferocious, unstoppable volley that whistled into the top corner.
2. Biraghi vs Atalanta, 30 September 2018
An inch-perfect free kick in the 90th minute is fun, particularly when it requires goal line technology to be sure that it crossed the line. And that’s exactly what Cristiano Biraghi gave us.
3. Chiesa at AC Milan, 22 December 2018
Fede started wide on the left, then surged inside and let loose an absolute rocket with his right from nearly 30 yards out. You know, like a world class winger does sometimes.
geceyi federico chiesa'nın milan karşısında galibiyeti getiren golüyle noktalayalım. pic.twitter.com/mhjuw1wlgj— firat selcuk (@frtslck) December 22, 2018
4. Muriel vs Sampdoria, 20 January 2019
While his first one in this match was impressive—he simply outpaced the entire Blucerchiati backline—the second one was absolutely magical. Following a corner, Chiesa played the ball forward to Luis Muriel, who spun past a marker who was draped all over him and raced from well inside his own half, beating another would-be defender en route to a flawless finish. Simply stunning.
It's Fiorentina 2-1 Sampdoria and Muriel has his second! The Colombian scorches away from the Samp defence and finishes from the tightest of angles— On The Continent (@otcpod) January 20, 2019
Cultured first touch, that.pic.twitter.com/6tfhtukuWQ
5. Muriel vs Inter Milan, 24 February 2019
It’s nearly impossible to hit an unstoppable free kick from nearly 35 yards out, but that’s what Luis Muriel did. Samir Handanović’s hilarious grouching that it was the wind that scored is the sort of sour grapes we live for around here, because that was perhaps the best-struck set piece you’re ever going to see in your life.
GOOOOOOAL, Muriel with a cracker from distance. Good game between Inter and Fiorentina. (@ibushiaa) pic.twitter.com/kFjaOutPUR— footballnews (@footynews34) February 24, 2019
Which is the goal of the season?
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1. Milenković vs Chievo Verona
2. Biraghi vs Atalanta
3. Chiesa at AC Milan
4. Muriel vs Sampdoria
5. Muriel vs Inter Milan
Not one of these, but another that I’ll mention in the comments.