Juventus 1 – 2 Fiorentina
Surprise, surprise! Juventus losing the Coppa Italia Semifinal first leg home game against Fiorentina. Incredible so, Juventus were favorites to win the match at the Juventus stadium, yet, a brave Fiorentina causing an upset. Better said, “a brave Mohamed Salah” conquering the victory with his 2 goals. Juventus will have to wait for a victory with more than 2 goals on the Second Leg to be played at the Artemio Franchi Stadium on April 7. The Coppa Italia final will be played from the winners of Juve-Fiorentina and Napoli – Lazio. By the way, the Semifinal first leg ended Lazio 1 – 1 Napoli.
Coppa Italia Tim 2015
Fiorentina silencing the Juventus stadium in the 11th minute with the goal by forward Mohamed Salah defeating goalkeeper Marco Storari in the top corner after a super 60-yard run.
Juventus equalizing in the 24th minute with forward Fernando Llorente defeating with a headed shot goalkeeper Neto after the assist by Simone Pepe. However, this goal was not enough as Fiorentina returned in the second half to claim the victory.
The hero of the match giving a joy to Fiorentina fans is Mohamed Salah scoring the winner goal in the 56th minute.
Coach Massimiliano Allegri maybe waited too long to make effective changes. Forward Carlos Tevez was brought in in the 82nd minute replacing Kingsley Coman… not even Tevez could save Juventus.
Here is JUVENTUS official starting lineup by coach Massimiliano Allegri:
JUVENTUS (4-3-3) Marco Storari; Martin Caceres, Bonucci, Ogbonna, Padoin; Arturo Vidal, Claudio Marchisio, Paul Pogba; Pepe, Fernando Llorente, Coman
Here is FIORENTINA official starting lineup by coach Vincenzo Montella:
FIORENTINA (4-3-3) Neto; Richards, Rodriguez, Basanta, Alonso; Kurtic, Badelj, Mati Fernandez; Salah, Gomez, Joaquin.
Photos of the match Juventus vs Fiorentina courtesy of facebook.com/Juventus/
Juventus players thanking the fans at the end of the match… sad faces….
Juventus 1 – 2 Fiorentia
Thursday 5 March 2015
Referee: Paolo Valeri
Official formations – lineups:
JUVENTUS (4-3-3) Marco Storari; Martin Caceres, Bonucci, Ogbonna, Padoin; Arturo Vidal, Claudio Marchisio, Paul Pogba; Pepe (72′ Pereyra), Fernando Llorente (58′ Morata), Coman (81′ Tevez).
Subs not used: (Buffon, Rubinho, Chiellini, Barzagli, De Ceglie, Lichtsteiner, Evra, Sturaro, Matri.
Coach: Massimiliano Allegri.
FIORENTINA (4-3-3) Neto; Richards, Rodriguez, Basanta, Alonso; Kurtic, Badelj (77′ Aquilani), Mati Fernandez; Salah (73′ Diamanti), Gomez (63′ Ilicic), Joaquin.
Subs not used: (Lezzerini, Rosati, Vargas, Borja Valero, Pasqual, Lazzari, Bagadur, Rosi, Gilardino).
Coach: Vincenzo Montella.
Booked: Kurtic (F), Pogba (J), Badelj (F), Basanta (F), Caceres (J), Marchisio (J); Mati Fernandez (F), Tevez (J).