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Played
October 20, 2013 4:00 PM EAT
Stadio Artemio Franchi — Firenze
Referee:‬ N. Rizzoli‎
Attendance:‬ 38290‎
 
66′ (PG) Giuseppe Rossi
Carlos Tévez 37′ (PG)
Paul Pogba 40′
78′ Joaquín
 
 
Top of the Match
Giuseppe Rossi
Giuseppe Rossi
Fiorentina
Giuseppe Rossi
Giuseppe Rossi
Fiorentina
Flop of the Match
Gianluigi Buffon
Gianluigi Buffon
Juventus
Gianluigi Buffon
Gianluigi Buffon
Juventus

Fiorentina 4-2 Juventus: Rossi nets hat-trick to guide hosts to victory

The former Villarreal striker put in a man of the match performance to help the Viola to an impressive comeback win

Pirlo Cuadrado Fiorentina Juventus Serie A
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Fiorentina ended their 15-year wait for a Serie A home win against Juventus on Sunday as a Giuseppe Rossi hat-trick saw them triumph 4-2.

Antonio Conte’s side took a 2-0 lead into the break thanks to Carlos Tevez and Paul Pogba but an incredible 15-minute spell saw Fiorentina turn the match on its head as Rossi took centre-stage to inspire the hosts' comeback.

The Italian pulled one back from the penalty spot before equalising with a powerful finish. Joaquin gave Fiorentina the lead in the final 15 minutes and Rossi completed his hat-trick late on after Juan Cuadrado's clever pass.

Vincenzo Montella's side came into the fixture having only picked up two points from their last three league matches, but he felt only one change was necessary as Facundo Roncaglia replaced Nenad Tomovic, while Fernando Llorente and Pogba replaced Fabio Quagliarella and Arturo Vidal for Juventus, the latter dropped after returning late from international duty.

Tevez and Llorente went close in a quiet opening half hour, the former heading wide while the Spaniard was denied by a Gonzalo Rodriguez intervention.

The Argentine defender would be at fault just a few minutes later, however. Tevez controlled and turned just inside the area, but was needlessly tripped by Rodriguez, allowing the former Manchester City man the chance from 12 yards, which he confidently buried.

The visitors added a quick-fire second in the 40th minute. Cuadrado burst back into the area to clear the ball, but his attempt while sliding flew up into the air rather than away and gifted Pogba an easy finish from close range.

Juventus went close to opening up a three-goal lead soon after the break as Claudio Marchisio poked the ball past Roncaglia and charged into the area, but Neto blocked the midfielder’s chipped effort.

The Brazilian goalkeeper was becoming increasingly busy and was forced into two more saves before the hour mark to deny Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Pirlo.

The second half had been dominated by the visitors, but after Kwadwo Asamoah bundled Matias Fernandez to the ground inside the area, Rossi stroked home the resulting penalty with 24 minutes left.

Italy striker Rossi pulled Fiorentina level in the 76th minute as he held off his marker and then fired across Gianluigi Buffon, into the bottom far corner, as Juve began to rue their wasted chances.

Two minutes later, Montella's side completed the turnaround and took the lead. Second-half substitute Joaquin found space in the right side of the area and calmly guided the ball past Buffon to seal a memorable comeback.

What looked like being another defeat to the Turin giants turned into an emphatic victory as Rossi completed his hat-trick with nine minutes to go as he latched on to Cuadrado’s pass and fired low past the helpless Buffon, wrapping up the three points.

Defeat leaves Juventus five points off Roma at the top of Serie A as they languish in third.


Fiorentina

1
Neto
Goalkeeper
3.00
2
2.00
4
3.00
15
Stefan Savic
Defender
57′
2.50
23
Manuel Pasqual
Defender
2.50
7
David Pizarro
Midfielder
3.00
10
Alberto Aquilani
Midfielder
15′ 56′
2.00
11
Juan Cuadrado
Midfielder
37′ 81′
3.00
20
Borja Valero
Midfielder
78′
4.00
21
Massimo Ambrosini
Midfielder
23′
3.00
49
5.00

Juventus

2.00
1
2.00
3
2.00
15
2.50
19
3.50
6
Paul Pogba
Midfielder
40′
2.50
8
2.50
20
Simone Padoin
Midfielder
83′
3.00
21
Andrea Pirlo
Midfielder
69′
2.50
22
Kwadwo Asamoah
Midfielder
65′ 79′
4.00
10
3.00
14

Substitutes

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Gustavo Munúa
Goalkeeper
 - 
28
 - 
5
 - 
40
 - 
8
Marko Bakić
Midfielder
 - 
14
3.50
17
Joaquín
Midfielder
56′ 78′
4.00
-
Matías Vecino
Midfielder
 - 
27
Rafal Wolski
Midfielder
 - 
66
Juan Vargas
Midfielder
 - 
17
 - 
30
3.00

Substitutes

 - 
30
Marco Storari
Goalkeeper
 - 
34
Rubinho
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
 - 
5
 - 
11
 - 
13
 - 
-
Marco Motta
Defender
83′ 87′
 - 
23
Arturo Vidal
Midfielder
77′
 - 
33
Mauricio Isla
Midfielder
 - 
40
Ouasim Bouy
Midfielder
 - 
12

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Verona
18 2
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0