Result FIORENTINA 4 – 3 PALERMO, Sunday 11 January 2015, Serie A Week 18

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59% Ball Possession FIORENTINA and 41% Ball Possession PALERMO
ACF Fiorentina Fiorentina 4 – 3 Palermo US Palermo
20′ Manuel Pasqual                         59′ Robin Quaison
51′ Jose Basanta                                61′ Robin Quaison
64′ Juan Guillermo Cuadrado   81′ Andrea Belotti (pen)
74′ Joaquin


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Serie A Standing BEFORE the game:
Fiorentina, 6th position with 27 points and a positive goal difference of +8
Palermo, 10th position with 25 points and a balanced goal difference of +0


Pos Team P W D L Goals DIFF Points
6 Fiorentina 18 7 6 5 25:17 8 27
10 Palermo 18 6 7 5 30:30 0 25



Great victory for Fiorentina delighting their fans at the Artemio Franchi Stadium.  Fiorentina gaining momentum and claiming the full 3 points after scoring 4 goals against a brave Palermo battling until the end.  This victory  sees Fiorentina jumping from the 9th to the 6th position while Palermo went down from the 7th to the 10th position.

It is Fiorentina Captain Manuel Pasqual to open the score in the 20th minute defeating Palermo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino with a left footed shot in the bottom right corner.  The assist is by Colombian midfielder Juan Guillermo Cuadrado.



Fiorentina midfielder Juan Guillermo Cuadrado breaking the draw to put Fiorentina again in the lead….


Here is FIORENTINA official starting lineup by coach Vincenzo Montella:

FIORENTINA (3-5-1-1) Tatarusanu; Tomovic, Basanta, Alonso; Joaquin, Mati Fernandez, Pizarro, Borja Valero, Pasqual; Juan Guillermo Cuadrado; Gomez.
Here is PALERMO official starting lineup by coach Giuseppe Iachini:
PALERMO (3-5-1-1) Sorrentino; Munoz, Gonzalez, Feddal;Morganella, Rigoni, Maresca, Barreto, Lazaar; Vazquez; Belotti.



Here is Fiorentina starting lineup against Palermo




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Disciplinary situation BEFORE the game.  2 suspended players for FIORENTINA: Savic (4), Go. Rodriguez (1)

No suspended players for PALERMO.

Stats AFTER the game. Top scorer for FIORENTINA: Khouma Babacar with 4 goals

Top scorer for PALERMO:  Forward Paulo Dybala with 9 goals

Player Goals Goals Player
Babacar, Khouma 4 9 Dybala, Paulo Bruno
Cuadrado, Juan 4 5 Vazquez, Franco
Savic, Stefan 2 4 Belotti, Andrea
Rodriguez, Gonzalo 2 4 Rigoni, Luca
Valero, Borja 2 2 Quaison, Robin


Stats. Here are the last 3 games of FIORENTINA:

06/01/15 SA Parma Fiorentina 1:0 Round 17
21/12/14 SA Fiorentina Empoli 1:1 Round 16
14/12/14 SA Cesena Fiorentina 1:4 Round 15


Here are the last 3 games of PALERMO: 2 wins, 1 draw

06/01/15 SA Palermo Cagliari 5:0 Round 17
21/12/14 SA Atalanta Palermo 3:3 Round 16
13/12/14 SA Palermo Sassuolo 2:1 Round 15





Robin Quaison making the difference for Palermo scoring 2 goals




Serie A tickets2014 – 2015 Italian Serie A Week 18

Fiorentina 4 – 3 Palermo
Sunday 11January 2015
Artemio Franchi Stadium
Florence, Italy


Assistants: DE LUCA – PEGORIN
Fourth Official: LA ROCCA

Goals: 20′ Manuel Pasqual (F), 51′ José Basanta (F), 59′ Robin Quaison (P), 61′ Robin Quaison (P), 64′ Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (F),  74′ Joaquin (F), 81′ Andrea Belotti (pen)(P)

Official formations – lineups:

FIORENTINA (3-5-1-1) Tatarusanu; Tomovic, Basanta, Alonso (75′  Richards); Joaquin, Mati Fernandez (87′ Vargas), Pizarro, Borja Valero, Pasqual; Cuadrado (83′ Kurtic); Gomez.
Subs not used:  (Bardini, Hegazy, Badelj, Ilicic, El Hamdaoui, Brillante, Lezzerini, Marin).
Coach: Vincenzo Montella.
PALERMO (3-5-1-1) Sorrentino; Munoz, Gonzalez, Feddal;Morganella, Rigoni (81′ Bolzoni), Maresca (52′ Quaison), Barreto, Lazaar (63′ Emerson); Vazquez; Belotti.
Subs not used: (Ujkani, Terzi, Andelkovic, Joao Silva, Chochev, Della Rocca, Vitiello, Pisano).
Coach: Giuseppe Iachini.
 Booked: Rigoni, Morganella (P), Tomovic, Borja Valero and Basanta (F), Joaquin (F)

Match Stats

Fiorentina Match Stats Palermo
4 Goals 3
22(8) Shots (on goal) 7(5)
10 Fouls 12
7 Corner kicks 3
2 Offsides 5
59% Ball Possession 41%
4 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 4