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Stevan Jovetic poses after his 6th goal of the season.
Fiorentina took a major step forward this week with their first away win at Genoa midweek, followed up with a dominating result at the Franchi against a Cagliari squad that had won four straight and was 8th in the table.
Fiorentina confirms it’s status in October as two crucial wins in the span of a week have the viola climbing the table and looking as one of the top contenders of the season. This weekend, the islanders from Sardinia arrive to get what they can from the Franchi.
Gonzalo Rodriguez with a long pass to put Fiorentina ahead.
It took a lot of running around, but Fiorentina made the most of a long pass from Gonzalo Rodriguez to Manuel Pasqual, which the Captain chipped over a late charging Sebastien Frey for his first goal of the season, getting Coach Vincenzo Montella his first away win and the first Viola win at Stadio Luigi Ferraris in 30 years.
Adam Ljajic scores his first goal of the season near the end of the half and put Fiorentina ahead to stay.
Once again, officiating decisions mar what would’ve been a great match up between two Serie A teams near the top of the table, but this time, fortunately for Fiorentina fans, it’s the other team that is at the wrong end of the decisions as Lazio see an equalizer taken away and suffer the loss of two players to cards.
Fiorentina host a high flying Lazio to the Franchi, as Italy sets the clocks back an hour, and Fiorentina attempt to recapture some lost momentum.
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… Of Serie A officiating.
It’s been a remarkable Serie A season for officiating so far, with massive amounts of yellow and red cards given and penalty kicks handed out right and left. Today, however, Ref Marco Guida was quick with the cards, but declined to give penalties when he had three possible chances to give them to Fiorentina.
Chievo. It’s the team that never quits. Chievo was the one of the many banes of Fiorentina’s season last year. It was this match where Mihajlovic lost his job, it was the return leg in Florence that put Delio Rossi in hot water with the Fiesole faithful, and now the reborn viola return to Romeo and Juliet’s city to retake the Bentigodi.
International competition continues this week and next as several players are off around the world.