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Fiorentina 1-0 Chievo: The Viola Player Ratings

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Fiorentina 1-0 Chievo: The Viola Player Ratings

Fiorentina earned a vital 1-0 win at home against Chievo Verona on Sunday afternoon, moving them back into the top 10 in the Serie A table.

Marco Sportiello (6.5): Had little to do today, could’ve put on a jacket and sat in the stands for the most past as he was only called into action twice. Two saves against Castro and Radovanovic were his key contributions.

German Pezzella (6): A low pass completion rating holds down his rating at only 55%. In any case, the Argentine played his part in a crucial cleansheet for the Viola.

Vitor Hugo (6.5): Very tidy and well organized from the Brazilian. Completed over 85% of his passes and was a crucial link-up between the defense and midfield. Fiorentina need more of this from the centerback.

Davide Astori (7): The Captain earned an assist and a clean sheet today, marking a return to victory at the Franchi for the first time since December. Never looked under too much duress against the Flying Donkeys.

Cristiano Biraghi (7.5): A strong performance in front of the eyes of Azzurri interim coach Gigi Di Biago. The 25-year-old scored an absolute screamer in the early stages of the game, which turned out to be the decisive one.

Sebastian Cristoforo (6.5): Highly active throughout the match and had the most touches out of anybody for Fiorentina. Subbed off at the 70th minute after giving it everything he had from the kickoff.

Jordan Veretout (6): Tough to grade the Frenchman today as he was a bystander for much of the game and only completed roughly half his passes. He did however manage two shots on goal which saves him from being below average.

Marco Benassi (6): Had a goal rightly called off due to offside but there’s still something missing from Benassi. He just doesn’t look as explosive as he did at Torino in the past. Needs to be more involved.

Federico Chiesa (7): Caused Chievo’s defense problems all match long. Had a handful of key passes to either Falcinelli or Simeone. He’s playing a different role now in a 3-5-2, but he’s still just as dangerous in open play. Solid performance.

Diego Falcinelli (5): I think it’s fair to say he won’t be happy with his performance in this one. Three shots, all of them off the mark. Numerous misplayed passes and lacked on overall level of sharpness. Poor.

Giovanni Simeone (6): Better than his strike partner, but still underpar. He had roughly the same amount of touches as Falcinelli and managed to do a little better, getting a shot on target. He also had four key passes which led to goalscoring opportunities, but none of which came to pass.

Substitutions

Bryan Dabo (5.5): Came on with 20 minutes and did a lot of ball chasing and closing down.

Gil Dias (N/A): Came on too late to make an impact.

Cyril Thereau (N/A): Came on too late to make an impact.


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