Fiorentina conquer Juventus Stadium: Bianconeri beaten 2-1

Mohamed Salah put on a match-winning performance as Fiorentina recorded a famous victory at Juventus in the Coppa Italia semi-final. The Egyptian forward was the star of the show with a superbly taken brace but it was a magnificent team effort that enabled the Viola to take a 2-1 first-leg advantage back to Florence. Salah gave Montella’s side an 11th-minute lead when he collected the ball from a cleared corner, hit the turbo boost and jet-heeled away from the black and white stripes, running the length of the pitch before firing confidently past Storari into the top corner. Fernando Llorente levelled matters with a fine header before Salah stepped up again in the second period to restore the lead after Joaquin had won the ball outside the Juve area. For the record, this was Fiorentina’s first Coppa Italia victory in Turin since 1935. Their place in the final is by no means assured, however: they still have to come through the return leg at the Stadio Franchi on 7 April. ]]>