It’s beginning to look a lot more like Christmas after Fiorentina glisten in a 3-0 win away to Juventus
A look back on a historic win and a superb performance, could this be a new beginning?
It still feels like a shot to the guts, but at least it’s a shot to the guts that has the potential to be a learning experience.
Not many teams can score 5 on an off night. Not many teams (okay, just the one) are Fiorentina.
This is going to be a very fun year for Viola fans.
That wasn’t a bad note on which to end this stupid, stupid season.
Now that’s how you finish out the final game of the season at the Franchi.
Why yes, we will be addressing the state of officiating. How did you guess?
Turns out that Fortune can still be the best player on the pitch on any given matchday.
A calm, controlled Viola played intelligently, adjusted to the opponent’s tweaks, and took home a fairly routine and well-deserved 3 points at home. When’s the last time that happened?
The Viola suffered in this one nearly as much as their fans have all year.
A blunted attack and a brilliant goalkeeping display are enough for a point, yes, but not for anything else.
Apparently Fiorentina is actually capable of earning all three points, and that is comforting indeed.
The Viola need to go home, take a long look in the mirror, and decide what they want to be. Because right now, it surely isn’t a team.
Turns out refereeing in Italy continues to test the limits of Hanlon’s Razor.
A single point against the last-place team is bad, but the way the Viola managed that one point is what really stings.
A weird, scruffy match from a weird, scruffy team is more the expectation now than the exception.
The match was choppy and sloppy and nigh unwatchable, but it was also a stark reminder that you can never count this undeniably scrappy Viola group out.
For you collectors of the bizarre, we have something that should catch your interest.
Losing to 3 of the top 4 teams in the league over the past two weeks isn’t the kiss of death, so let’s all relax.
If not for the referees, this wouldn’t look nearly as one-sided, but the referees were definitely involved here.
A loss is never good, but a competitive loss to one of Serie A’s best is less bad than most losses.
Someone give Bartłomiej Drągowski a team. Please.
A disciplined Viola outfit stuck to its plan and came out comfortably the better side against last year’s runners up. That’s a pretty fine thing.
It was ugly, scrappy, gritty, and showed a team spirit that we haven’t seen from the Viola in years.