Juventus Upset by Fiorentina in Coppa Italia


From all of yesterday’s match results, the Coppa Italia provided the most action in what was a relatively quiet Thursday evening (5 March). Meeting in the fist leg of the semi final was Juventus and Fiorentina. Playing away at Juventus Stadium was always going to be a challenge, but La Viola stood up to the challenge magnificently.

The match started out positively for Fiorentina, who struck first with an 11th minute goal from Mohammed Salah, who is currently on loan from parent club Chelsea. Just 13 minutes later, however, Spanish striker Fernando Llorente equalised in the 24th minute. But Salah scored again in the 56th minute, with Fiorentina able to hold out for a crucial away win.

Despite Juventus controlling 56% of possession, the Old Lady only crafted four attempts on target. Meanwhile, Fiorentina were also able to create four attempts on target, but from just 44% possession.