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Fiorentina 1-1 Genoa: Highlights

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The dumbest damn team in the world somehow comes away with a point.

ACF Fiorentina v Genoa CFC - Serie A Photo by Matteo Ciambelli/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Pre-match

Cesare Prandelli (thankfully negative for coronavirus) trotted out the same lineup that flopped against AC Milan last week. Roland Maran, on the other hand, switched back to a 4-3-1-2ish shape with Andrea Masiello, Stefano Sturaro, and Ivan Radovanović all returning to the XI.

First half

You want to handle this one for me, Brendan?

Second half

Giacomo Bonaventura looked like he’d scored Fiorentina’s first goal since October after he turned home a Sofyan Amrabat cross (with a touch from Dušan Vlahović) in there too.

Referee Daniele Doveri waved it off after furious appeals from Genoa and a lengthy VAR check due to Jack pulling down Lucas Lerager off the ball in the buildup.

Marko Pjaca (because of course it was Marko Pjaca) latched onto a pass from Mattia Destro after what sure looked like a foul in the buildup to dispossess Borja Valero, and the Croatian split two defenders and finished through Bartłomiej Drągowski’s legs.

We weren’t done, though, because Nikola Milenković hammered home at the second time of asking after a pretty nice little scramble at the goalmouth right at the death. It really looked like he was muscling past his little brothers and it was hilarious.

Full time

Goals: Milenković 90’+8; Pjaca 89’ (ass. Destro)

Cards: Pulgar 15’, Valero 90’+4; Sturaro 45’+2, Pellegrini 73’

What’s next

Well, at least the Viola scored for the first time in 458+ minutes, so there’s that. The result means that they remain 17th, although they did gain an extra point’s worth of clearance on Torino and the relegation zone. Genoa, meanwhile, stay in 19th and should get relegated because they’re bad.