Ronaldo and Juve smile after 3-0 with Fiorentina
04 February 2019
Juventus and Cristiano are unstoppable. In the always complicated visit to Fiorentina, the Turin team celebrated their 13th triumph in 14 games, adding 40 points, 11 more than the Napoli that will play with Atalanta on Monday. A 3-0 signed by Bentancur, Chiellini and Ronaldo, who already scored 10 goals in their new championship.
Florence lives a great rivalry with the Bianconeri, and the evening was stained by some horrible painted around the Franchi that remembered the tragedy of the Heysel and against the historic Juventino Scirea ("Burn in hell!"). The club viola made them erase right away.
Before the match, however, there was a nice gesture from the Vecchia Signora: he paid tribute to Davide Astori with a bouquet of flowers that Chiellini offered him at the Fiesole Curve. Many glances were placed on the referee, Orsato, who returned to whistle in a match of the Bianconeri after the controversial Inter-Juve last year. The beginning of the confrontation, for him, was complicated: there was a kick from Cristiano to Simeone, which the referee did not sanction. Yes he called a penalty for a hand of Biraghi after a center of De Sciglio, although rectifying his decision after the call of the VAR.
Juve played calmly, looking for a gap to break the game. He found it before the break with Bentancur, who completed a nice wall with Dybala and penetrated the area to score the 1-0 with a cross left. Simeone immediately squandered the opportunity to tie and Fiore, who at home had never lost, started the restart with more courage, although without force. Chiesa was not fine either.
On the eve, local coach Pioli said that, to this Juve, he would have taken Chiellini before Cristiano. The central wanted to give the reason marking the 2-0 in the 69 'even with a volley, that Lafont could only divert and the Luso accompanied in the goal hindered the defenders who tried to clear. Ten minutes later, Fernandes touched with an arm Mandžukic center in the area, and from the eleven meters appeared the exmadridista, who signed his tenth goal in Serie A, which is already the 'Capocannoniere'.
After the goal, two "premieres" came for Ronaldo: his first yellow card in Italy, for having celebrated the goal shooting the ball away with violence, and his first substitution (Bernardeschi entered instead). He had played all the minutes of the previous 13 days: luckily he was going to focus on the Champions.