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Fiorentina 3-1 Monza: Highlights

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3 goals in the final 10 minutes will generally get you through to the next stage of the Coppa Italia, although your supporters may have all died from the excitement.

Dusan Vlahovic of ACF Fiorentina reacts during the pre-...
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Pre-match

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.

First half

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.

Second half

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.

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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.

Full time

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’