Despite another late defeat at the hands of the Nerazzurri, the Viola can leave the Coppa with their heads held high.
Both teams rotate their lineups heavily ahead of marquee league matchups at the weekend.
It was ugly, boring, painful, and probably pretty instructive with regards to Prandelli’s plans for the rest of the season. For Fiorentina, that’s enough to qualify as exciting.
A look back at our semi-final win over Udinese in 2013/14
For 45 minutes, we saw a focused, dominant Viola side, but the usual group emerged after that.
A loss is never good, but a competitive loss to one of Serie A’s best is less bad than most losses.
It was ugly, scrappy, gritty, and showed a team spirit that we haven’t seen from the Viola in years.
The most knowledgeable English fan of la Dea is here to explain what we can expect ahead of tomorrow’s Coppa Italia clash.
Despite trying to yank the rug out from under their own feet, the 10-man Viola survive and thrive.
A heavily rotated squad for the Coppa Italia can’t possibly go wrong.
Ugly, scrappy, and crushing for 80 minutes. Sublime for 10. This is Fiorentina.