Fiorentina U19s beat Juventus 4-1 to reach Viareggio Cup final



Fiorentina Primavera put four goals past Juventus in the Viareggio Cup semi-finals to set up a meeting with Inter in the final.

Solid at the back and inventive up front, Emiliano Bigica's side were full value for the 4-1 final scoreline.

The Viola went 2-0 up inside the opening 15 minutes. Erald Lakti broke the deadlock when he won a challenge on the edge of the box and slammed past Leonardo Loria before Abdou Diakhate poked home the loose ball from close range following a corner.

Juventus pulled one back shortly after the break through Giuseppe Montaperto but two minutes later Gabriele Gori restored Fiorentina's two-goal advantage with a clinical finish after muscling aside his marker.

As the game entered stoppage time Diakhate missed the chance to add a fourth from the penalty spot but made up for it a minute later when he added his second from close range.

The Viola can now look forward to a rematch of the 2017 Scudetto final against the Nerazzurri, who beat Parma 2-0 in the other semi-final.

The match will be played at Viareggio's Stadio Bresciani on Wednesday 28 March, with kick-off at 15:00 CEST.

Juventus 1-4 Fiorentina (HT 0-2)
Scorers: Lakti 7 (F), Diakhate 13 (F), Montaperto 51 (J), Gori 53 (F), Diakhate 90+2 (F).

Juventus: Loria; Meneghini, Delli Carri (Anzolin 46), Capellini, Zanandrea (Pereira 76); Muratore, Fernandes, Merio (Portanova 46); Fagioli (Morachioli 60), Montaperto (Petrelli 81); Kulenovic.
Subs not used: Busti, Lonoce, Nicolussi Caviglia, Abreu, Morrone, Campo, Galvagno, Leone.
Coach: Alessandro Dal Canto.

Fiorentina: Ghidotti; Mosti (Ferrarini 73), Ceccacci, Pinto, Ranieri; Lakti (Meli 60), Valencic, Diakhate; Maganjic (Faye 67), Gori (Longo 67), Sottil.
Subs not used: Brancolini, Purro, Toure, Corigliano, Kasse, Marozzi, Simonti, Gorgos, Visentin.
Coach: Emiliano Bigica.

Referee: Maggioni.
Booked: Lakti 18 (F), Meneghini 27 (J), Maganjic 45 (F), Mosti 59 (F).

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