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Fiorentina 1-1 Hellas Verona: Highlights

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Snatching a point at the death feels like a massive win sometimes.

ACF Fiorentina v Hellas Verona - Serie A Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

Pre-match

Giuseppe Iachini handed a debut start to Christian Kouamé, who was joined in attack by Riccardo Sottil in a move that had many fans very excited, while Federico Chiesa started from the bench. Ivan Jurić didn’t spring any real surprises with his Hellas Verona selection, but at least the soon-to-arrive Sofyan Amrabat was on display from the jump.

First half

Amrabat hit an absolute Hollywood chip over the top for Marco Faraoni (who beat a flatfooted Fiorentina defense with a nicely timed run) to acrobatically volley past a helpless Bartłomiej Drągowski.

Second half

Referee Daniele Chiffi and the VAR setup missed a hilariously obvious handball on Matteo Pessina in the box after an Igor header.

In the fifth minute of stoppage time, Chiesa slipped a brilliant, naughty little pass through the line for Patrick Cutrone to run onto and dink just over Marco Silvestri, securing a deeply unlikely point as late as he possibly could’ve.

Full time

Goals: Cutrone 90’+7 (ass. Chiesa); Faraoni 18’ (ass. Amrabat)

Cards: Pulgar 28’, Igor 51’, Milenković 63’; Stępiński 88’

Standings

Fiorentina are back up to 13th with 36 points, one ahead of Sampdoria and seven ahead of Lecce in the final relegation spot. Hellas Verona are now in 9th place with 44; a win would have seen them draw even on points with Sassuolo.