Lecce 1-1 Fiorentina: Giallorossi unable to break dead-lock Fiorentina

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Lecce were helde ach other to a 1-1 draw by Fiorentina on Monday at Via Del Mare. Both Lecce and Fiorentina came from defeats in their previous league games. Lecce were looking forward to playing again after losing their last match 2-1 to Roma, while Fiorentina had lost their previous match against Lazio. Lecce are now in 16th place, with 8 points from 10 matches, while Fiorentina sit in 13th, with 10 points from 10.

Lecce started the first half well, when Assan Ceesay found the net just before half-time

Fiorentina started the second half with renewed vigour, with an early goal from Christian Kouame in the 48th minute, leaving the final score at 1-1.

Substitutions for Lecce included Kristijan Bistrovic, Federico Di Francesco, Valentin Gendrey, Thorir Johann Helgason and Remi Oudin for Kristoffer Askildsen, Lameck Banda, Samuel Umtiti, Joan Gonzalez and Gabriel Strefezza, respectively. Fiorentina brought on Arthur Cabral, Nikola Milenkovic, Alfred Duncan and Jonathan Ikone, to replace Luka Jovic, Igor, Rolando Mandragora and Christian Kouame.

The referee booked nine players. Alexis Blin, Gabriel Strefezza, Samuel Umtiti and Antonino Gallo from Lecce, who saw yellow cards and Antonino Gallo (2 yellow cards), sent off with a red, as well as for Fiorentina Rolando Mandragora, Christian Kouame, Pietro Terracciano and Lucas Martinez received yellows.

Lecce will next travel to Bologna, while Fiorentina will face Internazionale at home.

Technical card:
Lecce:Wladimiro Falcone, Federico Baschirotto, Marin Pongracic, Samuel Umtiti (Valentin Gendrey, min.89), Antonino Gallo, Alexis Blin, Joan Gonzalez (Thorir Johann Helgason, min.90), Kristoffer Askildsen (Kristijan Bistrovic, min.69), Assan Ceesay, Gabriel Strefezza (Remi Oudin, min.90) and Lameck Banda (Federico Di Francesco, min.74)
Fiorentina:Pietro Terracciano, Dodo, Igor (Nikola Milenkovic, min.59), Lucas Martinez, Cristiano Biraghi, Giacomo Bonaventura, Antonin Barak, Rolando Mandragora (Alfred Duncan, min.60), Nicolas Gonzalez, Christian Kouame (Jonathan Ikone, min.83) and Luka Jovic (Arthur Cabral, min.7)
Stadium:Via Del Mare
Goals:Assan Ceesay (1-0, min. 43) and Christian Kouame (1-1, min. 48)