22 December 2020
Fiorentina claimed a 3-0 away win over 10-man Juventus at Allianz Stadium on Tuesday evening in what was the final game of 2020. Vlahovic opened the scoring with just three minutes on the clock, while an own goal by Alex Sandro and a strike from Caceres meant the game went in favour of the visitors.
FIORENTINA LEAD 10-MAN JUVE
Fiorentina stunned the Allianz by taking an early lead with just three minutes on the clock: Ribery played the ball to Vlahovic, who burst through down the middle and into the box, before chipping the ball over the onrushing Tek into the back of the net. Juventus were then reduced to 10 men in the 16th minute after Cuadrado was shown a red card – following a consultation with VAR – for a dangerous challenge on Castrovilli. As such, Ramsey was forfeited from the game and Danilo was brought on. The visitors nearly doubled the lead: they wasted a few chances, but the real test came when Castrovilli fired at goal but Szczesny did brilliantly to fingertip the ball out at the near bottom corner. Ronaldo attempted to pull a goal back, but he struck the side netting, while Dragowski beat away his blasting effort from distance minutes later.
VIOLA ADD ANOTHER TWO
Bernardeschi was introduced straight away at the start of the second half in place of Morata. Ronaldo had a goal ruled out for offside in the 57th minute when he nodded in McKennie’s floating cross, while Danilo’s shot from range missed the target. Dragowski palmed away Chiesa’s effort, while Kulusevski was brought on for McKennie in the 72nd minute. Viola doubled the lead in the 75th minute in the most unfortunate of circumstances: Biraghi whipped in a cross, Bonucci didn’t get to it and it bounced off Alex Sandro into goal. A third and final goal was added to the scoreline five minutes later when Caceres turned in Biraghi’s cross from close range.
Juventus: Szczesny; Cuadrado, De Ligt (Frabotta 87’), Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Chiesa, McKennie (Kulusevski 73’), Bentancur, Ramsey (Danilo 20’); Morata (Bernardeschi 46’), Ronaldo
Juventus bench: Pinsoglio, Buffon, Dybala, Danilo, Bernardeschi, Da Graca, Dragusin, Frabotta, Portanova, Kulusevski
Fiorentina: Dragowski; Caceres, Milenkovic, Pezzella, Igor, Biraghi; Amrabat, Borja Valero, Castrovilli; Ribery, Vlahovic
Fiorentina bench: Terracciano, Martinez Quarta, Bonaventura, Duncan, Kouame, Saponara, Lirola, Venuti, Barreca, Callejon, Pulgar, Eysseric