NAPLES – Advance on Saturday of the twentieth day of Serie A, Napoli-Fiorentina 0-2, goal: Federico Chiesa at 25 'and Vlahovic at 74' .
Naples in crisis. The team coached by Gattuso came out among the whistles of his fans after the internal thud against Fiorentina. The Viola don't miss a beat with the new manager. After the exoneration of Montella, and the arrival of Iachini on the bench, Fiorentina played three league games winning two and drawing one. Not only that, with Iachini, Fiorentina managed to eliminate Atalanta and qualify for the Italian Cup quarter-finals.
The same effect that De Laurentiis would have hoped for at the time of Rino Gattuso's appointment but things did not go at all like that … with Ringhio on the bench, Napoli lost 4 out of 5 games in the league slipping to 24 points from the top of the ranking occupied by Juventus. But the numbers are also tragic as regards the other possible goals: Napoli are eleven points from the Champions League area and five points from the Europa League area.
Fiorentina managed to win the game tonight thanks to a perfect performance in the defensive phase and to lethal restarts that enhanced the characteristics of the attackers Federico Chiesa, Patrick Cutrone and Vlahovic. Iachini started with Chiesa and Cutrone in attack, then in the second half he guessed the change by inserting Vlahovic in place of the former AC Milan striker. The Viola won by scoring a goal in time.
In the first half of the game, Chiesa scored with a bet on assist from Benassi, in the second half, Vlahovic scored with a round of applause from Lirola's pocket. Thanks to this success, the Viola have moved away from the relegation zone and have tied Napoli to twelfth place in the standings.
The match report. Napoli challenged Fiorentina with Ospina; Hysaj, Manolas, Di Lorenzo, Luperto; Allan, Fabian Ruiz, Zielinski; Callejon, Milik and Insigne. Gattuso has decided to put Meret, Karnezis, Tonelli, Demme, Lobotka, Elmas, Younes, Lozano and Llorente on the bench (who could return to Tottenham in the next few hours …).
Fiorentina responded to Napoli with Dragowski; Milenkovic, Ger. Pezzella, Caceres; Lirola, Benassi, Pulgar, Castrovilli, Dalbert, Cutrone and Chiesa. Iachini has decided to send Terracciano, Venuti, Ranieri, Terzic, Maxi Oliveira, Ceccherini, Zurkowski, Badelj, Eysseric, Ghezzal, Sottil and Vlahovic to the bench. The game was arbitrated by Mr. Pasqua from Tivoli.
The first scoring opportunity was created by Fiorentina. At 2 ', Milenkovic's header was safely blocked by Ospina. At 9 ', Lirola overtook two opponents in speed and offered Castrovilli a golden assist but the Fiorentina baby champion kicked sensationally out of the way.
At 19 ', Allan hit the ball with his hand in his penalty area but the referee Pasqua, where having consulted the monitor of the var, decided not to award the penalty to Fiorentina opting for non-voluntary action. Fiorentina ahead at 25 'with Federico Chiesa. The Italian national team forward received the ball from Benassi and beat Ospina with a primary intention.
At 30 ', Cutrone had scored the goal of the possible two to zero for Fiorentina with a very powerful right but the referee canceled the goal because the ex AC Milan striker was offside at the time of the winning hit. The first half ended on the result of one to zero for Fiorentina, whistles for Napoli at San Paolo.
Doubling of Fiorentina at 74 '. Long throw for Federico Chiesa, the Fiorentina forward serves Lirola who in turn passes the ball to Vlahovic. The attacker viola, who entered just before Cutrone, enters the penalty area of Napoli and starts a left-footed shot that leaves no escape for Ospina. It is over, Fiorentina won 2 to 0 in Naples, Gattuso's team came out among the whistles of its fans.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano