Fiorentina hosts Juventus in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semifinals. The match will be played on Wednesday, March 2nd at Stadio Artemio Franchi (Florence)
Fiorentina started its way in the tournament from the 1st round. The Violets were stronger than Cosenza (4-0), Benevento (2-1), Napoli (5-2 after extra time), and Atalanta (3-2). The club had a great segment in February, gaining three consecutive victories in all competitions. After a victory over Atalanta in the Coppa Italia, the Violets scored six points in Serie A games against Spezia (2-1) and Atalanta (1-0). On February 26, they interrupted a streak of victories in an away match against Sassuolo (2-1). Fiorentina conceded an early goal, and then Giacomo Bonaventura was sent off. The Violets equalized at the end of regulation time thanks to the efforts of Artur Cabral, but they conceded in the 94th minute and remained without a draw.
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Juventus started the fight in the tournament from the 1/8 finals. The Zebras overcame the resistance of Sampdoria (4-1) and Sassuolo (2-1). Moreover, they have not lost nine official matches in a row. The Old Lady gained five victories and four draws, and such results allowed it to return a place in the top four of the standings. On February 26, the Black and Whites broke a streak of three draws, defeating Empoli away (2-3). Moise Kean and ex-Fiorentina player Dusan Vlahovic scored for Juventus (the Serb made a brace).
Home matches against Juventus have been hard for Fiorentina lately. The Violets gained their last victory at Stadio Artemio Franchi back in January 2017 (2-1). After that, they gained two draws and suffered two defeats. The only head-to-head match of this season happened in Turin on November 6, 2021. The Old Lady won thanks to a goal from Juan Cuadrado in the 91st minute. The upcoming game in Florence will be intriguing given the recent transfer of Vlahovic from Fiorentina to Juventus. There is a possibility that the Serbian striker will anger the local fans even more by scoring a goal. Vlahovic successfully integrated into Allegri’s tactical schemes. He scored four goals in the first six matches for the Black and Whites. We think the match at Artemio Franchi should be productive. Both sides scored in four of the last six games of the Violets and in five games of the Old Lady. Beyond that, this event was recorded in five out of six matches of both teams in the current Coppa Italia.