- Pre-match thoughts: .
- After back to back league defeats; albeit against tough opposition Fiorentina needed to get back into the winning habit against Hellas Verona
- The news that in form Marcos Alonso was still not fit was a blow for the viola,
- Half-time thoughts:
- Fiorentina went in at the break 1-0 up. The goal was credited as a Rafa Marquez OG, but there was good work from Manuel Pasqual and Nikola Kalinic to force the error
- Pasqual looked to be taking on the role of Alonso nicely, supplying accurate crosses from the left
- Although dominating the play, the viola need a second goal to ensure that the game is killed off
- Full-time thoughts:
- After the second goal, Hellas seemed resigned to their fate and the game went extremely flat. On the basis of this display, they are going to struggle to avoid relegtion
- The fans of the twinned teams created a superb atmosphere at the Bentegodi, despite the relatively dull display on the pitch
- Fiorentina got the job done and returned to winning ways. Onwards!
Hellas Verona: (4-3-3): Gollini; Pisano, Marquez, Moras, Souprayen; Greco, Matuzalem (Checchin 83'), Ionita(Siligardi 64'); Sala (Zaccagni 80'), Gomez, Jankovic
Fiorentina: (3-4-2-1): Tatarusanu; Roncaglia, Gonzalo, Astori (Tomovic 80'); Blaszczykowski (Bernardeschi 52'), Vecino, Valero, Pasqual; Ilicic, Rossi (Badelj 60'); Kalinic
Goals: Marquez (OG) 25', Kalinic 57'
We’ll be back later with a full recap of all the action, but for now you can talk about the match in the comments below. What did you love? What did you hate? Sound off, Viola Nation!