Juventus vs. Fiorentina – Football Match Report – November 6, 2021
Juan Cuadrado’s stoppage goal earned Juventus a 1-0 win over Fiorentina 10 in Serie A on Saturday as the Turin club ended a three-game losing streak.
The Colombian substitute beat goalkeeper Pietro Terracciano at the near post with a powerful effort in the dying minutes to secure the victory, despite a poor performance from Juve in which they failed to shoot on target until the 86th minute.
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The sacking of Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic in the 73rd minute brought some life to the home side as Federico Chiesa fired a shot off the crossbar and Alvaro Morata had a goal ruled out for offside before Cuadrado took off. pierces to death.
“We are happy with the victory, we will continue on this line,” Cuadrado told DAZN.
“We are a team and a family, we have to fight for our teammates until the end.”
It was coach Massimiliano Allegri’s 200th victory as Juventus coach in all competitions, making him only the third coach to achieve the feat since 1929/30 after Giovanni Trapattoni (319 wins) and Marcello Lippi (227).
But the 54-year-old haven’t done much to suggest an imminent transformation in form after a disappointing performance.
The result leaves Juventus eighth with 18 points, tied with Fiorentina above them.
Back-to-back defeats to mid-table Sassuolo and Hellas Verona have left Juventus in crisis ahead of their rivals Florence’s visit, although a midweek Champions League win over Zenit St. Petersburg is a positive sign .
There was no obvious improvement from the hosts in the first half as Fiorentina created the best chance for a lackluster start to the game when Riccardo Saponara took off from 12 meters.
Milenkovic’s expulsion turned out to be the turning point, as the Serbian received a second yellow for an awkward challenge on Chiesa and Juve advanced to the final quarter of the game.
Chiesa smashed a half volley under the bar and Morata punched in a cross to be ruled out for offside, and the old lady finally registered her first shot on target when Chiesa’s shot was knocked back by Terracciano with four. minutes. of the remaining regulation time.
Cuadrado, who was presented with 11 minutes left, made the difference with superb individual skill, passing Cristiano Biraghi and piercing a low shot.