FIRENZE. Fiorentina and Spezia draw 1-1. P. Wisniewski scored the first own goal (25′) for Fiorentina. M. Nzola settled the score (32′). Fiorentina was definitely better in terms of ball possession (65%)
The match was played at the Stadio Artemio Franchi stadium in Firenze on Saturday and it started at 2:30 pm local time. The referee was Federico Dionisi who was helped by Alessio Tolfo and Claudio Gualtieri. The 4th official was Francesco Meraviglia. The weather was rainy. The temperature was pleasant at 16.4 degrees Celsius or 61.59 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 49%.
- ! 65 Ball Possession 35
- 19 Total 4
- 4 On Target 3
- 8 Off Target 1
- 7 Shots blocked 0
- 112 Attack 64
- 87 Dangerous attack 26
- 113 Ball safe 108
- 0 Penalties 0
- 8 Corners 4
- 13 Total 30
- 0 Yellow Cards 7
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 5 Substitutions 5
Fiorentina had a strong ball possession 65% while Spezia was struggling with a 35% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Fiorentina was more aggressive with 87 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 4 were on target. Nonetheless, that was not enough Fiorentina to win the match.
Fiorentina shot 19 times, 4 on target, 8 off target. On the other side, Spezia shot 4 times, 3 on target, 1 off target.
Fiorentina received 1 yellow card (Andrade Davis Nicolas). Regarding the opposition, Spezia received 7 yellow cards (Daniel Maldini, Emmanuel Gyasi, M’Bala Nzola , Ethan Ampadu, Simone Bastoni , Albin Ekdal and Przemyslaw Wisniewski).
After this match, Fiorentina will have 41 points to remain in the 9th place. Talking about the opposition, Spezia will have 26 points to hold in the 17th place.
In the next match in the Serie A, Fiorentina will host Sampdoria on the 30th of April with a 15-9 head to head statistic in favor of Fiorentina (11 draws).
Spezia will host Monza on the 28th of April with a 1-0 head to head stats in favor of Monza (0 draws).
Fiorentina – Formation
Fiorentina started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Vincenzo Italiano decided to play with the following team: Pietro Terracciano, Dodô , Lucas Martínez Quarta , Igor Júlio , Cristiano Biraghi , Gaetano Castrovilli , Rolando Mandragora , Jonathan Ikoné , Giacomo Bonaventura , Riccardo Sottil and Arthur Cabral .
The home team had on the bench: Michele Cerofolini, Luca Ranieri, Aleksa Terzić, Riccardo Saponara, Christian Kouamé, Nikola Milenković, Alfred Duncan, Josip Brekalo, Nicolás González , Luka Jović, Alessandro Bianco, Tommaso Vannucchi, Lorenzo Venuti and Antonín Barák .
Fiorentina made 5 changes: Riccardo Sottil for Josip Brekalo (60′), Jonathan Ikoné for Nicolás González (60′), Gaetano Castrovilli for Antonín Barák (71′), Rolando Mandragora for Alfred Duncan (80′) and Arthur Cabral for Luka Jović (80′).
Best player: Cristiano Biraghi
The player that probably impressed the most for Fiorentina was Cristiano Biraghi.
His rating iswith 30 passes (80% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 7. He performed 12 crosses.
Spezia – Formation
Spezia started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Leonardo Semplici played with: Bartłomiej Drągowski, Kelvin Amian , Przemysław Wiśniewski , Ethan Ampadu , Dimitris Nikolaou , Mehdi Bourabia , Albin Ekdal , Szymon Żurkowski , Emmanuel Gyasi , M’Bala Nzola and Daniel Maldini .
They had on the bench: Eldor Shomurodov, Salvador Ferrer, Salvatore Esposito , Simone Bastoni , Jeroen Zoet, Federico Marchetti, Raimonds Krollis, Tio Cipot , Arkadiusz Reca and Daniele Verde.
Spezia made 5 changes: Mehdi Bourabia for Simone Bastoni (65′), Daniel Maldini for Tio Cipot (65′), Albin Ekdal for Salvatore Esposito (76′), Emmanuel Gyasi for Eldor Shomurodov (77′) and M’Bala Nzola for Daniele Verde (89′).
Best player: Bartłomiej Drągowski
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Spezia was the goalkeeper: Bartłomiej Drągowski. His rating is 7.83. He performed 4 saves.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Serie A.
- Hellas Verona – Sassuolo – 2-1
- Torino – Roma – 0-1
- Udinese – Monza – 2-2
- Lazio – Juventus – 2-1
- Sampdoria – Cremonese – 2-3
- Fiorentina – Spezia – 1-1
- Atalanta – Bologna – 0-2