A bitter defeat, both because of the scoreline and due to the fact that the Rossoneri have missed out on three points that would have really put them back in the playoff picture. It turned out to be a negative afternoon at Vismara, where certain incidents made things more complicated. One of these was the goal to open the scoring: this came from the penalty spot after Coubis had been given a straight red. Today’s game finished 3-0 to Fiorentina, with everything being decided in the first half. It was always going to be difficult to respond to going behind, even more so with ten men. Nevertheless, the Diavolo’s second-half performance was admirable. Indeed, Coach Giunti’s side showed courage and missed various opportunities to get back into it or, at the very least, make the scoreline less severe. Following this afternoon’s result, the Diavolo sit five points behind sixth place – the final playoff spot – with two games to go. The Rossoneri’s next fixture will be against Roma at 15:00 CEST on Sunday. We still believe.
CHECK OUT THE GALLERY FROM AC MILAN V FIORENTINA
The first big chance of the match came in the eleventh minute, when Capone showed great feet to make space for himself at the edge of the box only to be denied by Fogli’s reflexes. On the 16-minute mark, the referee made a decision that changed the course of the match completely, with Coubis controversially being penalised after making contact with Agostinelli in the box. To make matters worse, the Diavolo defender saw red. Moleri went the right way as he looked to keep out Corradini’s penalty, but the ball unfortunately ended up in the net. 1-0 to Fiorentina and a setback for AC Milan, who struggled to respond. Coach Giunti sent on Cretti and Saco to try to give the team more balance but then watched his side concede again with 32 minutes on the clock, when Corradini bagged his second with a deflected left-footed effort from just outside the area. Four minutes later, the visitors netted a third through Munteanu to all but kill off the match.
After the restart, despite being a man down, the Rossoneri managed to limit the Viola attack and, after keeping their opponents in check during the opening stages, tried to up the tempo. N'Gbesso coming on made a difference, with AC Milan threatening through Henoc, who was thwarted by Fogli twice, and then Michelis, whose left-footed strike was expertly saved by the Viola goalkeeper. In the 84th minute, Roback showed great pace to beat his opponent before playing a ball in for N'Gbesso, who, however, failed to provide a finishing touch. The away side then came close to making it four through Agostinelli and Tirelli, although Roback wasted a great chance for AC Milan on the counter. In stoppage time, Fogli managed to push Tolomello’s wonderful free kick behind for a corner. It finished AC Milan 0-3 Fiorentina.
AC MILAN 0-3 FIORENTINA
AC MILAN (4-3-2-1): Moleri; Coubis, Michelis, Obaretin, Oddi; Di Gesù, Brambilla (69' Tolomello), Robotti (29' Cretti); Capone (29' Saco), El Hilali (59' N'Gbesso); Tonin (59' Roback). Subs: Desplanches, Pseftis; Filì, Kerkez, Pobi; Mionić, Tolomello. Coach: Giunti.
FIORENTINA (3-4-1-2): Fogli; Fiorini, Dutu, Frison; Gentile, Bianco, Corradini, Pierozzi (77' Tirelli); Agostinelli; Spalluto, Munteanu (77' Di Stefano). Subs: Ricco, Dainelli, Gabrieli, Giordani, Ghilardi, Milani, Amatucci, Toci, Saggioro, Favasuli. Coach: Aquilani.
Referee: Carrione from Castellamare.
Goals: 17' pen. Corradini (F), 32' Corradini (F), 36' Munteanu (F).
Bookings: 64' Brambilla (M).
Sent off: 16' Coubis (M).
The new Home Authentic Jersey by PUMA for the 2021/22 season is available: buy it now!