In the official debut of the new season la Fiorentina avoids in the last ten minutes a sensational elimination in the Italian Cup al "Franchi" by Monza and finds the bomber that was missing. Still early to say this because the opponent trained by the former Brocchi (in the stands Adriano Galliani 'busted' by the public) plays in Serie C and is therefore very different from the Napoli that the viola will face Saturday at 20.45, always at home its own, debut in the league, but the test was official and the determination of the Serbian class 2000 was already seen in the American tour.
All is well that ends well, then? No because the team still appears fragile in many of its components. Accomplices the absence of Pezzella disqualified and Biraghi about to switch to Inter, the four-defensive line sees two '97 and two' 99 deployed but in particular Milenkovic expects much more.
The midfield covers badly, although Badelj tries to direct the game with recognized mastery, and Pulgar appears to be late. False Boateng nine with Sottil on the left and Chiesa on the right is a failed experiment as will be shown by the evolution of the race. Just the epilogue puts on the dock Vincenzo Montella for the failure to choose a striker, also delayed in the second half because of the forced change of Venuti for the injured Lirola and subsequently of Montiel for the tired Sottil.
On the positive side, the return to victory at the "Franks" in an official race. The last one went back to the 30 in January when Stefano Pioli's Fiorentina put Rome on for 7 at 1 in the Italian Cup. Six and a half months that seem even more if we think of corporate renewal. In this regard, the turn of the field, before the race, by Joe Barone to show the purple jersey with the words "There is no life without you" is a further example of the will of a physical contact of the new property with fans.
And the public always encourages. He does it at the start, when he thinks that the shift of the shift is ultimately a formality. The conclusions of Sottil and Chiesa commit Lamanna and seem to be a prelude to the goal that, however, arrives in the other goal, that of Dragowski at the 34 'when Brighenti marks from a few steps undisturbed on Lepore's assist from the right. It does not matter, it seems, to the Curva Fiesole that begins again to support its boys. In the second half, time passes and imprecision and some nervousness emerge among the players at home but not in the public, always present with its choirs.
They could send the ball to the net, directly from the curve. It takes Dusan Vlahovic, the striker well combed but bad in the penalty area, to overturn the score with a brace on both occasions on an assist by Montiel. Vlahovic also assist man when he needs Church 3 ball at 1. The danger escaped, the stadium celebrates Fiorentina's first victory but there is work to do and buy.
The little table
Fiorentina - Monza 3-1
FIORENTINA: Dragowski, Lirola (48 'Venuti), Milenkovic, Ranieri, Terzic, Benassi (74' Vlahovic), Badelj (cap), Pulgar, Church, Boateng, Sottil (65 'Montiel). Montella All.
MONZA: Lamanna, Lepore (cap), Scaglia, Bellusci, Sampirisi, Armellino, Rigoni (72 'Palazzi), Chiricò (66' D'Errico), Iocolano, Brighenti (86 'Marchi), Finotto. Brocchi All.
Referee: Easter of Tivoli.
Markers: 34 'Brighenti, 80' and 86 'Vlahovic, 89' Church.
Notes: Terzic ammonites, Sampirisi, Scaglia, Bellusci, D'Errico. 20191 subscribers, 7135 paying viewers.