Serie A | Fiorentina 2-0 Juventus: Viola book Conference League place

Fiorentina are back in Europe for the first time since the 2016-17 season after seeing off rivals Juventus with Alfred Duncan and Nico Gonzalez, qualifying for the Conference League play-offs.

Watch the highlights here.

Serie A Highlights: Fiorentina 2-0 Juventus

The Viola needed a victory, or to at least match Atalanta’s result against Empoli, to guarantee their Conference League play-off place. Sofian Amrabat returned from suspension, with Youssef Maleh banned instead, Riccardo Sottil and Gaetano Castrovilli injured. Juve missed Danilo, Mattia De Sciglio, Kaio Jorge and Federico Chiesa, while it was the final game for Paulo Dybala, Giorgio Chiellini and Federico Bernardeschi.

The first real chances saw a pair of Giacomo Bonaventura’s attempts deflected wide, but just before half-time Juve struggled to get a Krzysztof Piatek knock-down clear, Bonaventura was able to prod it into the path of Alfred Duncan to fire into the roof of the net from 12 yards. During that move, Chiellini clashed heads with Piatek and was left bleeding heavily from his eyebrow.

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An acrobatic Nico Gonzalez volley flew over the bar straight after the restart, while Weston McKennie made his comeback after fracturing a bone in his foot.

Carlo Pinsoglio was in goal for Juventus in the second half and made a stunning double save on Piatek’s header and the Bonaventura follow-up.

Fiorentina did double their lead in stoppages when Leonardo Bonucci tripped Lucas Torreira and Nico Gonzalez converted the resulting penalty.

Fiorentina 2-0 Juventus

Duncan 45 (F), Nico Gonzalez 92 (F)

9 Comments on “Serie A | Fiorentina 2-0 Juventus: Viola book Conference League place”

  1. PhD Max needs to go into the sleeping pill industry. What a coach. Starts the season asleep and ends in a coma. Fiorentina have lost 4/5 last matches and somehow “Feng Shui” Max manages no shots at all. Next season is going to better then ever. In defence you have two defenders who cannot lead. The Dutch Phil Jones does the handball penalties and Eat more Pasta does the fabled dangled leg routine penalties. Two Tik Tok superstars in midfield and a pensioner coming to play on the left of a 4-3-3 (10-0-1). Romeo Agresti is reporting that Montero will be coming out of retirement to replace Chiellini and is asking for £4M for one season. PhD Max says up it to 7 and give him a 4 year deal. Carlitos will also be making in roads for a glorious return and more recycled goods are on the way.

  2. This game was meaningless for Juve. I don’t think this season was a disaster, it would have been if we didn’t qualify for ECL. We had too many injury setbacks and some players underperformed and I don’t know wether J Medical were not up to standard. Juve have won so much in the past so it is just inevitable decline was going to happen. I look forward to next season and I will not be sympathetic if next season is similar to this season. I followed Juve since 1992 and Italian football and it’s been a pleasure to watch✌️❤️

  3. The best thing for people to do is have no hope and just hope that next year might surprise us. I have given up with Allegri. I will support the team and cheer for my Juve, but Allegri is not bringing us anything. The results are not there, we cannot even win 1-0, concede too many goals and cheap ones to make it worse. The style of play is just as bad and yet this manager is kept on, whilst others lost their jobs not having this record.

  4. It is so interesting that you don’t see Allegri lickers when his UltraSuperDefensive team fails. lol

  5. Dead rubber game for Juve, but they are still in a mess.

    And look at the rubbish they’re talking about signing.

  6. All the people moaning need to calm down, its a meaningless game for Juve. 4th place was confirmed. Imagine if someone had got injured! Imagine Vlahovic getting injured, or even one of the players we want to sell. That is much, much worse than any kind of loss.
    They will sign new players, and hopefully bring in some of the good under 21 players. The future is bright and Alegri is a man who gets results. It might not be pretty but I would not be surprised if they win the scudetto next year

  7. @Chris JP
    No one is moaning
    Everyone is mocking Allegri
    You are the one moaning about Allegri being a bright man
    cuz Everyone knows he aint good

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