A goal from Barak in the first half is enough for Fiorentina to overcome Sampdoria and access the quarter-finals of the Italian Cup where they will face Turin after yesterday’s success at San Siro against Milan. The Viola team had several chances to double up and they even succeeded with Jovic in the final half, but the goal was disallowed for offside amid Viola protests. For its part, Stankovic’s formation, after a first part of the match in which the only ring was the crossbar chipped by Rincon at 0-0, faced the second half with a more aggressive attitude, taking advantage of greater spaces and the decrease in opponents who they failed to materialize. The restarts of the blucerchiati, who played the last three minutes of added time in 10 for Murillo’s double yellow, ended up forcing the Italian to insert some big names initially on the bench in the last half hour, from Milenovic to Nico Gonzalez, with the goal (later achieved) of bringing home success and qualification. In front of Rocco Commisso, who had just arrived from the USA, Fiorentina presented itself in an emergency attack: out Cabral, Saponara, Sottil. On the occasion, however, the Italian recovered Jovic and fielded Amrabat for the first time as a starter since the end of the World Cup.
News in defense with the relaunch of Gollini in place of the injured Terracciano (the former Atalanta goalkeeper hadn’t played in the Conference League since 27 October) and Ranieri. Initial bench for Biraghi Milenkovic, Bonaventura and Gonzalez in anticipation of Sunday’s away game with Roma. On the other hand Stankovic, without the various Conti, Pussetto, Quagliarella and Gabbiadini, trusted Sabiri (national teammate from Amrabat and has long been in the sights of the purple club) and forward to the 2003 class Montevago supported by Djuricic and Verre, in the middle another 2003, Paoletti, and the expert Rincon, between the posts space for Contini. Before the game, a minute’s silence to remember a glory of the Sampdoria club, Gaudenzio Bernasconi, who passed away two days ago at the age of 90.
Fiorentina immediately tried to exploit the field factor but it was Sampdoria who created the first danger with Rincon who chipped the crossbar with his head. The risk taken prompted the Italian team to accelerate the maneuver and in the 25th minute the advantage came with Barak’s left-footed volley. Fifth goal of the season for the Czech midfielder. Shortly after Jovic doubled but the goal was disallowed for offside amid Viola protests. The same Serbian striker missed a great opportunity before the break. The second half was marked by many changes, the Viola attacked without making a comeback, the Sampdoria pushed harder but without being able to reopen the match and then closing in ten. Anxiety Fiorentina for the knee injury suffered by Quarta.
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