Serie A | Monza 0-1 Fiorentina: Christmas gift for Beltran

Lucas Beltran pounced on an absolute howler from the Monza defence and goalkeeper to give...

Serie A | Monza 0-1 Fiorentina: Christmas gift for Beltran

Lucas Beltran pounced on an absolute howler from the Monza defence and goalkeeper to give Fiorentina all three points.

The Viola found themselves just one point off fourth place, but without injured Nico Gonzalez, Giacomo Bonaventura, Lucas Martinez-Quarta, Gaetano Castrovilli and Dodo. Monza were missing Andrea Carboni, Gianluca Caprari and banned Papu Gomez.

Michele Di Gregorio made an early save on Jonathan Ikone’s curler, but was then far, far too casual playing out from the back with an incredibly weak pass intercepted by Lucas Beltran to tap into the empty net.

Fiorentina really should’ve been 2-0 up moments later when Ikone went clear on goal and dribbled around Di Gregorio, but wanted one more touch, which gave Danilo D’Ambrosio the chance to get back and clear off the line.

Monza tried to get back into the game, but Kyriakopoulos couldn’t make the most of a Patrick Ciurria cross, while Christian Kouame nodded wide for Fiorentina.

Riccardo Sottil’s volley hit the side-netting and Ciurria drilled wide late on.

Monza 0-1 Fiorentina

Beltran 7 (F)

22-12-2023 19:45
MatchDay 17

Player statistic

1st half
    7' Goal Lucas Beltrán
Pablo Marí 33'    
    33' Lucas Beltrán
2nd half
    68' Yerry Mina
Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro 73'    
    86' Michael Kayode
Danilo D’Ambrosio 88'    
    90+4' Yellow card Luca Ranieri

Match statistic

53
Possession %
47
7
Total shots
13
2
Shots on target
5
3
Shots off target
4
2
Blocked shots
4
1
Corners
4
0
Offsides
0
12
Fouls
16
MON
FIO

Starting lineups

16
Goalkeeper
33
77
83'
5
Defender
22
Defender
28
Midfielder
61'
8
32
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
46'
6
Midfielder
46'
47
Attacker
79'
1
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
3
33
Defender
4
32
Midfielder
84'
72
Midfielder
56'
6
Midfielder
77'
99
11
Attacker
84'
9
Attacker
46'

Substitutes

4
Defender
46
11
Defender
24
Attacker
7
Midfielder
18
Defender
1
Goalkeeper
66
Goalkeeper
23
38
Midfielder
9
Attacker
46'
84
Attacker
46'
21
Midfielder
61'
80
Midfielder
79'
19
83'
65
Defender
77
Attacker
8
Midfielder
70
53
Goalkeeper
40
Goalkeeper
19
Midfielder
18
Attacker
46'
26
Defender
56'
38
Midfielder
77'
7
Attacker
84'
73
Midfielder
84'