Fiorentina wins at the last second, 3-2 against Cremonese at the end of a match full of emotions. Radu’s duck in full recovery was decisive.
The initial choices
. Italian chooses Jovic in attack, supported on the sides by Sottil and Kouame: bench for Nico Gonzalez and Ikoné. In defense there is Martinez Quarta in place of the injured Igor, while in the role of right back there is Benassi. Between the posts Gollini wins the ballot with Terracciano. Alvini launches the new signing Dessers from the first minute together with Okereke, with Zanimacchia moved to the trocar. Escalante in the middle of the field, in defense the couple Chiriches-Vasquez.
Okereke responds to Bonaventura, Jovic scores on his debut. Red for escalante
Fiorentina starts strong, with Sottil trying to worry Radu immediately. Just over 15 minutes pass and the Viola take the lead: Kouame, the last minute surprise, leaves Vasquez on the spot with a great play, enters the area and puts a golden ball in tow for Bonaventura. The midfielder kicks with the plate and sends the ball behind Radu. Not even the time to cheer for the viola, which Cremonese equalized the score: a perfect cross by Ghiglione for Okereke’s head, a great twist of the attacker who beats Gollini. Shortly after the half hour, Fiorentina is back ahead with the most anticipated man, Luka Jovic. Kouamé changes the game for Sottil, who puts in the middle for Jovic, the striker gets rid of Vasquez and strikes Radu with a surgical conclusion. Cremonese’s match gets complicated a few minutes before the end of the first half, a hard foul by Escalante in the middle of the field on Kouame. The referee has no doubts and shows the red direct to the Cremonese midfielder.
Buonaiuto finds the goal from a corner kick
Fiorentina, thanks to the advantage of goals and men, holds the ball of the game in the second half in search of the knockout blow. The biggest opportunity is on Jovic’s feet, but the former Real Madrid, all alone in the box after Maleh’s assist, kicks perhaps too superficially: Quagliata manages to save with Radu beaten.
In the best moment of Fiorentina, Cremonese is equal with a crazy goal from Buonaiuto directly from a corner kick. Gollini far out of the poles, leaves a free highway, the number 10 takes aim and thanks. Fiorentina seems to feel the blow, but does not give up and twice tries to get back in the lead but on both occasions Radu is super. First the goalkeeper removes Biraghi’s free-kick from the intersection, then he is very good on Milenkovic’s close-range header.
Radu’s incredible duck, Fiorentina wins at the last second
When everything seemed to indicate the 2-2 as the final score, Fiorentina took advantage of a sensational duck from Radu and found the winning goal. Harmless cross by Mandragora, the Cremonese goalkeeper jumps, takes the ball, but takes it to the net in the relapse. Incredible final at the Franchi, Fiorentina won the first game of the championship with a thrill.