Viola top of Serie A
With little over a month away from the mid-season winter break, Marcos’ Fiorentina side sit top of Serie A having enjoyed a phenomenal start to the season, winning nine matches including an infamous victory over Inter Milan.
Key to that success has been strong defensive performances and a record setting possession game of 64%, the highest figure for 10 years in Serie A by any side.
Manager Paulo Sousa has subtly transformed the unit to dictate the tempo of their games. Alonso has played a pivotal role in these matches, here’s a full run down on results to date.
Wed 22nd July – Pre-Season: Paris St Germain 4-2 Fiorentina
Sat 25th July – Pre-Season: Benfica 0-0 Fiorentina (AET Fiorentina win 5-4 on penalties)
Sun 2nd August – ICC: Fiorentina 2-1 Barcelona
Wed 5th August – ICC: Chelsea 0-1 Fiorentina
Sun 23rd August – Serie A: Fiorentina 2-0 AC Milan
Sun 30th August – Serie A: Torino 3 – 1 Fiorentina
Sat 12th September – Serie A: Fiorentina 1-0 Genoa
Thu 17th September – Europa League: Fiorentina 1-2 Basel
Sun 20th September – Serie A: Capri 0-1 Fiorentina
Wed 23rd September – Serie A: Fiorentina 2-0 Bologna
Sun 27th September – Serie A: Inter Milan 1-4 Fiorentina
Wed 28th October – Serie A: Verona 0-2 Fiorentina
Sun 25th October – Serie A: Fiorentina 1-2 Roma
Thu 22nd October – Europa League: Fiorentina 1-2 Lech Poznan
Sun 18th October – Serie A: Napoli 2-1 Fiorentina
Sun 4th October – Serie A: Fiorentina 3-0 Atalanta
Thu 1st October – Europa League: Belenenses 0-4 Fiorentina
Sun 8th November – Serie A: Sampdoria 0-2 Fiorentina
Thu 5th November – Europa League: Lech Poznan 0-2 Fiorentina
Sun 1st November – Serie A: Fiorentina 4-1 Frosinone
Photograph courtesy of ACF Fiorentina.