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Fiorentina 3-0 Bologna

Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi after scoring his 13th Serie A goal of the season

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

Formation 3-5-1-1

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

Substitutes

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

Bologna

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fiorentina 3, Bologna 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fiorentina 3, Bologna 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is just a bit too high. Assisted by Gonzalo Rodríguez.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Stefan Savic.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Michele Pazienza.

  6. Post update

    Joaquín (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Cesare Natali (Bologna).

  8. Post update

    Ante Rebic (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Michele Pazienza (Bologna).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Fiorentina. Marvin Compper replaces Nenad Tomovic.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina).

  12. Post update

    Archimede Morleo (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Booking

    Ante Rebic (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ante Rebic (Fiorentina).

  15. Post update

    Cesare Natali (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Panagiotis Kone (Bologna) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    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.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Neto.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Panagiotis Kone (Bologna) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonathan Cristaldo.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Fiorentina. Ante Rebic replaces Giuseppe Rossi.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

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