Both Fiorentina and Monza sent out more or less their expected XIs, with Aleksa Terzić the only real surprise. About 20,000 Viola fans added to the stifling heat already present in the Artemio Franchi.
Monza struck through a good sequence involving a dummy to set Franco Lepore free down the right. The veteran fullback centered for Andrea Brighenti, completely alone in the center of the box, to smash home the opener.
In the 80th minute, substitute Dušan Vlahović accelerated into the channel in pursuit of a through ball from Tòfol Montiel, shrugged off a desperate attempt at a shoulder check from Filippo Scaglia, and coolly slotted the ball past Eugenio Lamanna for his first goal with the Viola senior side.
6 minutes later, the same connection paid dividends again. This time, Montiel drove in from the right, drawing the defense with him before slipping in Vlahović, who’d held his run perfectly and once again beat Lamanna with his left. The Large Teen earned himself a booking for removing his shirt in celebration, but you can’t really blame him.
[No video yet, but we’ll update when one comes available.]
Federico Chiesa decided he wanted in on the fun with a minute left and duly struck home a curling bomb after Vlahović squared him the ball on the break.
Bramka Federico Chiesy na 3:1 w meczu 1/32 finału Pucharu Włoch pomiędzy ACF Fiorentiną a AC Monzą./Federico Chiesa's 3: 1 goal in the 1/32 match of the Italian Cup final between ACF Fiorentina and AC Monza.#FIOMON pic.twitter.com/FHhTI4JAHU— Gole z meczów piłkarskich (@Golezmeczow) August 19, 2019
Goals: Brighenti 35’ (ass. Lepore), Vlahović 80’ (ass. Montiel), Vlahović 86’ (ass. Montiel), Chiesa 89’ (ass. Vlahović)
Cards: Terzić 29’, Ranieri 71’, Vlahović 86’, Sampirisi 33’, Scaglia 39’, Bellusci 44’, Iocolano 85’