Italian Serie A
Fiorentina3Bologna0

Fiorentina 3-0 Bologna

Serie A top scorer Giuseppe Rossi netted his 13th goal of the season as Fiorentina eased to a comfortable 3-0 win against strugglers Bologna.

Vincenzo Montella's side moved into a 2-0 half-time lead as Josip Ilicic dribbled past three defenders to slot home and Borja Valero curled in.

Rossi then struck a delicately weighted lob after being found by Valero.

The result saw the Viola close on the top-three places, while beleaguered Bologna remain in the bottom two.

Fiorentina came into the match having secured top spot in their Europa League group with a midweek 2-1 win against Ukrainian side Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.

For Bologna, the loss at Stadio Artemio Franchi increases the pressure on head coach Stefano Pioli after a dismal start to the season which has featured only two league wins.

Line-ups

Fiorentina

  • 1Murara Neto
  • 11CuadradoBooked at 52mins
  • 66Vargas
  • 15Savic
  • 2Rodríguez
  • 40TomovicSubstituted forCompperat 82'minutes
  • 10Aquilani
  • 14Fernández
  • 49RossiSubstituted forRebicat 77'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 72IlicicSubstituted forJoaquínat 61'minutes
  • 20Valero Iglesias

Substitutes

  • 3Alonso
  • 4Roncaglia
  • 5Compper
  • 7Pizarro
  • 8Bakic
  • 9Rebic
  • 17Joaquín
  • 23Pasqual
  • 27Wolski
  • 30Matos Santos
  • 83Olivera da Rosa

Bologna

  • 1Curci
  • 8GaricsSubstituted forBianchiat 45'minutes
  • 3Morleo
  • 24Pazienza
  • 5Antonsson
  • 14Natali
  • 33Kone
  • 4KrhinSubstituted forDella Roccaat 74'minutes
  • 99Cristaldo
  • 23DiamantiBooked at 62mins
  • 13LaxaltSubstituted forMantovaniat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Della Rocca
  • 9Bianchi
  • 10Moscardelli
  • 12Acquafresca
  • 19Christodoulopoulos
  • 22Mantovani
  • 25Agliardi
  • 31Radakovic
  • 32Stojanovic
  • 35Cech
  • 75Crespo
  • 92Yaisien
Referee:
Carmine Russo
Attendance:
29,600

Match Stats

Home TeamFiorentinaAway TeamBologna
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Fiorentina 3, Bologna 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fiorentina 3, Bologna 0.
Attempt missed. Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is just a bit too high. Assisted by Gonzalo Rodríguez.
Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Stefan Savic.
Attempt blocked. Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Michele Pazienza.
Joaquín (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Cesare Natali (Bologna).
Ante Rebic (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Michele Pazienza (Bologna).

Substitution

Substitution, Fiorentina. Marvin Compper replaces Nenad Tomovic.
Foul by Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina).
Archimede Morleo (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Ante Rebic (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Ante Rebic (Fiorentina).
Cesare Natali (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Panagiotis Kone (Bologna) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andrea Mantovani.
Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Neto.
Attempt saved. Panagiotis Kone (Bologna) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonathan Cristaldo.

Substitution

Substitution, Fiorentina. Ante Rebic replaces Giuseppe Rossi.
Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Mikael Antonsson.
Attempt blocked. Juan Vargas (Fiorentina) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Neto.
Attempt saved. Panagiotis Kone (Bologna) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alessandro Diamanti with a cross.
Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Nenad Tomovic.

Substitution

Substitution, Bologna. Francesco Della Rocca replaces René Krhin.
Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Mikael Antonsson.
Attempt blocked. Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Juan Vargas (Fiorentina) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Juan Guillermo Cuadrado.
Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna).
Offside, Bologna. Cesare Natali tries a through ball, but Rolando Bianchi is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Fiorentina 3, Bologna 0. Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Borja Valero with a through ball.
Attempt missed. Rolando Bianchi (Bologna) header from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andrea Mantovani with a cross.

Booking

Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Joaquín (Fiorentina) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna).

Substitution

Substitution, Fiorentina. Joaquín replaces Josip Ilicic.
Attempt blocked. Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina) right footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Nenad Tomovic with a headed pass.
Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Cesare Natali.
Attempt blocked. Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matías Fernández.
Foul by Nenad Tomovic (Fiorentina).
Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Rolando Bianchi (Bologna).
Gonzalo Rodríguez (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina).
Archimede Morleo (Bologna) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt missed. Borja Valero (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Alberto Aquilani.
Offside, Bologna. Cesare Natali tries a through ball, but Jonathan Cristaldo is caught offside.
Juan Vargas (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna).
Gonzalo Rodríguez (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jonathan Cristaldo (Bologna).

Second Half

Second Half begins Fiorentina 2, Bologna 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Bologna. Andrea Mantovani replaces Diego Laxalt.

Substitution

Substitution, Bologna. Rolando Bianchi replaces György Garics.

Half Time

First Half ends, Fiorentina 2, Bologna 0.
Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Archimede Morleo.
Attempt missed. Borja Valero (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Juan Guillermo Cuadrado.
Attempt blocked. Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matías Fernández.
Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Gonzalo Rodríguez.
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