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58% Ball Possession FIORENTINA and 42% Ball Possession INTER
Fiorentina 1 – 2 Inter
46′ Juan Cuadrado
34′ Rodrigo Palacio
65′ Mauro Icardi
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Serie A Standing BEFORE the game:
Fiorentina, 4th position with 44 points and a positive goal difference of +18
Inter, 5th position with 36 points and a positive goal difference of +13
Fiorentina having the challenge to win this home game to keep the race for the third position with Napoli. Inter also with the obligation to win this away game to keep the 5th position or risk losing it if Hellas Verona defeat Torino.
Referee Damato giving the first yellow card of the match in the 16th minute to Inter midfielder Jonathan for a foul on Fiorentina midfielder David Pizarro.
It is Inter to open the score in the 34th minute. An assist by midfielder Fredy Guarin to forward Rodrigo Palacio. Despite the anticipation of Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic, Palacio managing to deliver a right footed shot to the bottom left corner. It’s the 11th goal of the season for Palacio.
Another yellow card for Inter in the 44th minute. Defender Rolando getting a yellow card for a foul on Fiorentina defender Gonzalo Rodriguez.
Fiorentina closer to the goal in the 45th minute. Midfielder Juan Manuel Vargas delivering a left footed shot just to be saved by goalkeeper Handanovic in the bottom left corner.
First half ending 54% ball possession Fiorentina and 46% ball possession Inter.
Fiorentina returning inspired and equalizing the score in the 46th minute. An assist by midfielder Matias Fernandez to midfielder Juan Cuadrado defeating Inter goalkeeper Handanovic with a right footed shot in the bottom right corner. Immediately, closeup from Fiorentina president Della Valle watching the game from the tribune jumping and applauding to celebrate the goal while Cuadrado celebrates by making the heart gesture with his hands.
Inter substituting forward Diego Milito in the 55th minute with forward Mauro Icardi.
Inter closer to the goal in the 60th minute with defender Walter Samuel. An assist by midfielder Hernanes to Samuel for a headed shot saved by goalkeeper Neto in the center.
Icardi not disappointing Mazzarri and there he is scoring his third goal this season. In the 65th minute and assist by defender Yuto Nagatomo to Icardi for the left footed shot leaving Fiorentina goalkeeper Neto frustrated while observing the ball in the bottom left corner.
Fiorentina coach Montella reacting to add fresh energy in the attack in the 68th minute by replacing forward Joaquin with forward Mario Gomez. The fans applauding Gomez…..
Inter substituting midfielder Fredy Guarin in the 72nd minute with midfielder Saphir Taider.
Here is FIORENTINA official starting lineup by coach Vincenzo Montella:
Fiorentina: 1 Neto; 2 Rodriguez,
3 Diakité, 5 Compper, 7 Pizarro, 10 Aquilani, 11 Cuadrado, 14 Mati
Fernandez, 17 Joaquin, 66 Vargas, 72 Ilicic.
Here is INTER official starting lineup by coach Walter Mazzarri:
Inter: 1 Handanovic; 35 Rolando, 25 Samuel, 5 Juan Jesus; 2 Jonathan, 13
Guarin, 17 Kuzmanovic, 88 Hernanes, 55 Nagatomo; 8 Palacio, 22 Milito.
Disciplinary Situation: 1 suspended player for FIORENTINA: Borja Valero
No suspended players for Inter
Stats AFTER the game. Top scorer for FIORENTINA: Forward Giuseppe Rossi with 14 goals
Top scorer for INTER: Forward Rodrigo Palacio with 10 goals
|Rossi, Giuseppe||14||11||Palacio, Rodrigo Sebastian|
|Valero, Borja||5||5||Nagatomo, Yuto|
|Aquilani, Alberto||4||4||Alvarez, Ricardo|
|Vargas, Juan Manuel||4||4||Cambiasso, Esteban|
|Rodriguez, Gonzalo||2||3||Guarin, Fredy|
Stats. Here are the last 3 games of FIORENTINA: 2 wins, 1 lost
Here are the last 3 games of INTER: 1 win, 1 draw, 1 lost
Click the video to watch the highlights of the match, FIORENTINA vs INTER, Saturday 15 February 2014, Artemio Franchi Stadium, Italy,
Serie A Week 24
Click the video to watch the commentaries from DIRETTA STADIO by Filippo Tramontana on Fiorentina – Inter
Italian Serie A Week 24
Fiorentina 0 – 1 Inter
Saturday 15 February 2014
Artemio Franchi Stadium
Assistants: GIALLATINI – DOBOSZ
Fourth Official: GRILLI
Goals: 34′ Rodrigo Palacio (I), 46′ Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (F), 65′ Mauro Icardi (I)
Official formations – lineups:
(3-5-2) 1 Neto; 3 Diakité, 2 Rodigruez (62′ 40 Tomovic), 5
Compper; 11 Cuadrado (80′ 32 Matri), 14 M. Fernandez, 7
Pizarro, 10 Aquilani, 66 Vargas; 72 Ilicic (68′ 33 Gomez), 17
Subs not used: (25 Rosati, 12 Lupatelli, 4 Roncaglia, 23 Pasqual, 8 Bakic, 88
Anderson, 30 Matos, 27 Wolski).
Coach: Vincenzo Montella.
1 Handanovic; 35 Rolando, 25 Samuel, 5 Juan Jesus; 2 Jonathan, 13
Guarin (72′ 21 Taider), 17 Kuzmanovic, 88 Hernanes, 55 Nagatomo
(87′ 33 D’Ambrosio); 8 Palacio, 22 Milito (55′. 9
Subs not used: (30 Carrizzo, 12 Castellazzi, 14 Campagnaro, 6 Andreolli, 19
Cambiasso, 4 Zanetti, 16 Mudingayi, 23 Ranocchia, 20 Botta).
Coach: Walter Mazzarri.
Italian Serie A Week 24
|| Match Stats
|15 (5)||Shots (on goal)||9 (4)|
What do you think of the results? Which players surprised you or disappointed you and why?