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Saturday July 19 2014
Fiorentina see off Kalloni

Fiorentina beat Greek side Kalloni 3-0 with Josip Ilicic, Federico Bernardeschi and Mario Gomez on target.

The Viola played in front of 2,500 fans in their Moena training camp this afternoon and started with a 3-5-2 formation.

New Australian signing Josh Brillante was the playmaker and set up a marvellous opening goal for Ilicic, finished off with the left foot.

Vincenzo Montella completely transformed the side in the second half and Bernardeschi immediately showed why he is being tipped to stay in Florence this season as a forward rather than an attacking midfielder.

First the 20-year-old’s header skimmed the woodwork, then he ran on to a Rafal Wolski assist to score.

Mario Gomez had a couple of very good chances cut out by desperate defending, but finally got his goal with an angled drive in the final minute.

In an odd moment for a friendly the Kalloni Coach was sent off for dissent and refused to leave the pitch for several minutes.

Fiorentina 1st half: Neto; Gonzalo, Alonso, Tomovic; Vecino, Borja Valero, Brillante, Mati Fernandez, Vargas; Babacar, Ilicic

Fiorentina 2nd half: Lezzerini (Neto 81); Alonso (Camporese 71), Hegazi (Gonzalo 62), Roncaglia; Piccini, Wolski, Borja Valero (Lazzari 71), Brillante (Bakic 62), Pasqual; Gomez, Bernardeschi

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