At the Artemio Franchi stadium, Fiorentina overcame the Turkish Demir Grup Sivasspor with a goal by Barak in the 69th minute in the first leg of the Conference League knockout round, whose return is scheduled for March 16.

A small advantage to administer in the return race and continue the European dream.

The goal that unlocks the result in the second half after the zero to zero of the first 45 minutes of a game where Fiorentina plays well and touches the advantage on at least three occasions.

A game made and dominated by the viola, who created numerous balls-goals, some even incredible, but failed to realize them.

On the other hand, the Turks, who suffered the strength of the Italian team, after a first half spent purely in their own half of the field, in the second half they also managed to get closer to the lily goal.

Thanks to Barak's goal, Fiorentina collected their seventh consecutive victory in Europe, but it was not enough to live peacefully. In fact there will be the return of this eighth to be played in Turkey.

The Italian team enjoys the moment in front of its fans, rightly, but in a week it will have to do without Biraghi, warned and warned in the final: he will be absent for disqualification.

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UEFA Europa Conference League, Fiorentina - Sivasspor

The match

Fiorentina start in attack

In the 11th minute Nico González first serves Luka Jović, the striker looks for the ball but the Turkish goalkeeper does not fall into the trap and saves.

Three minutes later it was again Nico González who crossed for Castrovilli who made a shot without any logic, but Vural put a patch on it in extremis.

In the 16th minute viola still dangerous with Bonaventura who fits perfectly, ball to the goalkeeper on the way out but on the ball Jović is ready to tap in, but the Turkish defense miraculously saves.

The eleven of Italian continues to play the game with Sivasspor who fails to build any offensive action from the parts of Terracciano.

The minutes go by and the game is in total management of Fiorentina, who play good football.

In the 45th minute the first half ended without recovery.

In the second half the purple suffer the return of the Turks but continue to waste dangerous conclusions

In the 69th minute, Barak deflected a loose ball into the net, following a corner kick, into the penalty area with an acrobatic goal.

At the second of the four minutes of recovery the Turkish Gradel was sent off.

Excited final with fouls on both sides but the viola maintain the advantage until the time runs out.


Fiorentina v Sivasspor - UEFA Europa Conference League 9/03/23 Gaetano Castrovilli

Castrovilli: "Fiorentina deserved more, I'll try the scorpion again"

"In the league there was often a lack of concreteness, today we managed to score goals and for the return we have an advantage". Gaetano Castrovilli said it after the victory.


The heel shot? Every now and then I try the scorpion in training, maybe in the future I'll try again", adds the purple midfielder.

Returning to the result, for Castrovilli Fiorentina tonight "deserved more than 1-0".

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