Fiorentina wins the pass to the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup after 120 crazy minutes at the Maradona in Naples, in which he knew how to avenge last season’s 6-0 league loss with an entertaining 2-5.
The match was even and intense from the first half that ended with two great goals. The first was from Vlahovic with a left foot of his own in the heart of the area (with this, he already has 19 goals); the second was a lovely Mertens thread, another specialty of the house. Before the break, in addition, goalkeeper Dragowski was sent off for knocking down Elmas, who was going alone towards the empty goal after an error by Venuti.
Despite the numerical superiority, the southerners conceded 1-2 from Biraghi, who first hit the wall with a free-kick and then pulled another unstoppable left-footed shot from his hat.
Spalletti tried to change the script with Fabián and Lozano, who started on the bench, but the Mexican, after a great shot at the post, complicated his team’s night with an absurd foul on Nico Gonzalez, which cost him a direct red card.
The Spaniard was also sent off for a double yellow card before 90′, but, incredibly, the Azzurri leveled things off with Petagna, who pushed a low cross from Malcuit between the sticks.
The Naples He celebrated having forced the extension, but, with nine men and without energy, he experienced it as agony. And the Fiore, with one more player, began their feast: Venuti, Piatek and Maleh sentenced the contest without haste.