Opposition Focus | Ten things to know about Fiorentina

Opposition Focus | Ten things to know about Fiorentina
Opposition Focus | Ten things to know about Fiorentina
Opposition Focus | Ten things to know about Fiorentina

Juventus turn their attention back to league matters after the midweek Coppa Italia victory over Lazio, as they host Fiorentina at the Allianz Stadium on Sunday evening.  

Fiorentina have struggled in recent times in Turin, with their winless streak in the Bianconeri's backyard now up to 12 matches, and arrive for this weekend's fixture without a win in their last three league games, yet buoyed by their midweek Coppa semi-final first leg victory over Atalanta.

Ahead of Sunday's 20:45 CEST kick-off, here's ten things to know about La Viola.

  1. Among the teams faced at least 10 times away in Serie A, Juventus is the side against which Fiorentina has the lowest win percentage (8%): seven Viola victories, 20 draws and 57 Juventus successes.
  2. Fiorentina have faced a team that was ahead of them in the standings at the start of the matchday 12 times this season, losing on half of the occasions (W4, D2), including the most recent, in the last round against Milan (1-2).
  3. La Viola is the team that has hit the woodwork the most in Serie A this season (17) and in the top five European leagues, only Liverpool and Bayer Leverkusen have more.
  4. Fiorentina have found the back of the net with 16 different scorers this season, no team has done better in the 2023/24 Serie A.
  5. Among the 17 teams he has faced at least 10 times in Serie A, only against Chievo and Hellas Verona (both one) and Genoa (three) has Andrea Belotti scored fewer goals than against Juventus: four, one of which however was in his last appearance at the Allianz Stadium (Juventus-Torino 1-1, 18 February 2022).
  6. In the 2023/24 Serie A season so far, no player has hit the woodwork more than Nicolás González (five, like Johan Vásquez).
  7. Since the start of December, Lucas Beltrán has been the Fiorentina player who has scored the most goals in Serie A: six, at least four more than any other teammate.
  8. Alfred Duncan, who scored one goal against Juventus in Serie A (21/05/2022) is closing in on 100 Serie A appearances for Fiorentina (99).
  9. Giacomo Bonaventura has scored seven goals this campaign and in a single Serie A season he only did better in 2017/18 (eight goals for Milan).
  10. Between 2020/21 and 2021/22 Arthur played 42 games for Juventus in Serie A, scoring one goal.

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