The shock result of the week by far. Juventus are going to blame this defeat on the red card shown to Cuadrado on 18 minutes but they had been outplayed up to that point by La Viola. Vlahovic outsprinted the younger De Ligt to chip the ball past the advancing Szczesny after only three minutes. It was like watching an Olympic 100 meter final for a minute there.Cuadrado had lost the ball in the build up to the foul that saw him eventually receive red. This almost always happens when chasing lost causes, you end up going full blooded and over the top with the challenge. Deserved red card.
Christiano Ronaldo is the player who came closest to equalizing in the first half hitting the side netting after turning the Fiorentina full back inside out.Chiesa, playing against his former side, had a shot saved by Dragowski after a weaving run .Eventually the pressure began to mount on the Juve defense and they finally caved in, this time Alex Sandro putting the ball into his own net for 2-0 after 76 minutes. Another player playing against his former side, Caceres rubbed salt into the proverbial wounds of the home side turning in a low cross from Vlahovic after somehow finding space in a crowded box. This is looking increasingly like the year Juventus’s strangle hold on the Serie A title finally ends.