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Fiorentina 1-1 AC Milan: Highlights

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Beppeball somehow gets a point from this one but boy howdy was it hard to watch.

ACF Fiorentina v AC Milan - Serie A
Don’t worry, Alfred. We’re just as confused.
Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

Pre-match

While Giuseppe Iachini kept his expected XI together, Stefano Pioli introduced Andrea Conti and Matteo Gabbia into the defense, while Hakan Çalhanoglu was fit enough to start. Ex-Fiorentina winger Ante Rebić and noted Viola killer Zlatan Ibrahimović also got the nod. The former Viola boss got a warm welcome from the Curva, too.

First half

Zlatan was deeply unlucky not to open the scoring for AC Milan with a tremendous solo effort, the sort that you wouldn’t think he’s got in those 38-year-old legs, but was pinged for a negligible-looking handball in the buildup.

On the plus side, the advertising boards were perfect.

Second half

Rebić naturally got a goal against his former employer, although some Benny Hill defending from Germán Pezzella and Martín Cáceres made it comically easy.

Moments later, Dalbert got himself a straight red for a last man foul on Ibrahimović, putting the Viola in a serious hole.

But Patrick Cutrone managed to dig them out by winning this (very soft) penalty after some contact with Alessio Romagnoli.

And Erick Pulgar, as ever, put the spot kick away, even though substitute goalkeeper Asmir Begović got a hand to it.

Full time

Goals: Pulgar 85’ (pk), Rebić 56’

Cards: Dalbert red card 62’ (sent off), Cáceres 76’, Bennacer 12’, Çalhanoglu 24’, Hernández 85’