Fiorentina 2-0 Verona: Comfortable for the Viola on home turf

Fiorentina vs Verona
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Fiorentina beat Hellas Verona 2-0 on Sunday at Stadio Artemio Franchi. Both Fiorentina and Verona came from defeats in their previous league games. Fiorentina arrived at the match looking to pick up more points after losing 2-1 to Bologna in their last match. Verona had lost their previous match against Lazio. Fiorentina are now in 14th place on the table and have 6 points while Verona sit in 17th with 5 points after 7 matches.

The Purple One started the first half well, when Jonathan Ikone gave them the lead on the 13 minute mark, concluding the first half 1-0.

Fiorentina once more applied the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, with a goal from Nicolas Gonzalez just before the final whistle. The match ended with a 2-0 win for Fiorentina.

Substitutions for Fiorentina included Giacomo Bonaventura, Riccardo Saponara, Nicolas Gonzalez, Arthur Cabral and Alfred Duncan for Sofyan Amrabat, Riccardo Sottil, Jonathan Ikone, Christian Kouame and Antonin Barak, respectively. Verona brought on Pawel Dawidowicz, Yayah Kallon, Miguel Veloso, Simone Verdi and Milan Djuric for Diego Coppola, Kevin Lasagna, Adrien Tameze, Ajdin Hrustic and Thomas Henry.

There were bookings for Rolando Mandragora, Sofyan Amrabat, Giacomo Bonaventura and Antonin Barak from Fiorentina. For Verona, Diego Coppola, Thomas Henry, Isak Hien and Koray Gunter saw yellow.

Fiorentina will next travel to Atalanta, while Verona will face Udinese at home.

Technical card:
Fiorentina:Pietro Terracciano, Lorenzo Venuti, Lucas Martinez, Cristiano Biraghi, Luca Ranieri, Antonin Barak (Alfred Duncan, min.79), Sofyan Amrabat (Giacomo Bonaventura, min.51), Rolando Mandragora, Christian Kouame (Arthur Cabral, min.79), Jonathan Ikone (Nicolas Gonzalez, min.66) and Riccardo Sottil (Riccardo Saponara, min.66)
Hellas Verona:Lorenzo Montipo, Diego Coppola (Pawel Dawidowicz, min.46), Isak Hien, Koray Gunter, Fabio Depaoli, Adrien Tameze (Miguel Veloso, min.55), Ivan Ilic, Ajdin Hrustic (Simone Verdi, min.60), Darko Lazovic, Kevin Lasagna (Yayah Kallon, min.54) and Thomas Henry (Milan Djuric, min.70)
Stadium:Stadio Artemio Franchi
Goals:Jonathan Ikone (1-0, min. 13) and Nicolas Gonzalez (2-0, min. 90)