Fiorentina Falter in Europa League Race


Just seven games remain in the Serie A season. Fiorentina had a game in hand last night (20 April) when playing Verona at home, but failed to make it count in what is a tight race for Europa League qualification.

Verona had entered the game in 16th place in the league table, leaving the impetus on Fiorentina to display their superior quality and win the game. La Viola started the game in sixth place, with a win good enough to take them fifth. However, they faltered badly with a 1-0 home loss.

Fiorentina had controlled 64% possession for the game, but could only muster three shots on target. That left the game open for Verona, who scored a 91st-minute goal from midfielder Mounir Obbadi.

La Viola are left a point behind Sampdoria in fifth, while Napoli are in fourth on 53 points. Fiorentina could have been just a point behind Napoli after the yesterday match results.