Fiorentina Secures Narrow Win over Sivasspor in Conference League
Fiorentina Secures Narrow Win over Sivasspor in Conference League} Fiorentina dominated throughout the match against Sivasspor, with 1.36 xG to 0.08, 13 shots to 3, and 66% possession, but they struggled to convert that into a comfortable scoreline.
Despite multiple missed chances from the hosts, Antonín Barák managed to score the only goal of the game, slamming the ball home after a chaotic goalmouth scramble.
Fiorentina did relatively well to hold on to the lead for the rest of the match, with Sivasspor offering little threat, except for a couple of corners that resulted in a cleared off the line clearance and a shot that hit the bar.
The match ended on a sour note when Sivasspor’s Max-Alain Gradel saw a straight red card in stoppage time for elbowing opponent Lucas Martínez Quarta.
Fiorentina will head into the second leg of the Europa Conference League round of 16 with a narrow goal advantage.
However, they will be without Cristiano Biraghi, who will miss the tie due to suspension.
Before that game next week, Fiorentina faces Cremonese in a preview for the Coppa Italia semifinal in three weeks’ time.