Italian Serie A
Fiorentina2Inter Milan1

Fiorentina 2-1 Inter Milan

Khouma Babacar
Khouma Babacar's winner was his first Serie A goal since 1 November

Fiorentina went third in Serie A thanks to Khouma Babacar's injury-time winner against Inter Milan in a match with three late red cards.

The Senegalese striker, brought on for the final three minutes, bundled in after keeper Samir Handanovic fumbled.

Marcelo Brozovic gave Inter a half-time lead, but Borja Valero made it 1-1.

Inter's Alex Telles and Geoffrey Kondogbia were both sent off, with Babacar's winner and a red card for Fiorentina's Mauro Zarate in between.

Full-back Telles, booked in the opening minutes, was perhaps unlucky to see a second yellow card with eight minutes left when he was judged to have brought down Federico Bernardeschi.

Marcelo Brozovic
Marcelo Brozovic's goal for Inter was his third in Serie A this season, and his first of 2016

Zarate, whose introduction as a second-half substitute had sparked Fiorentina's comeback, could have little complaint, though, as he was dismissed seconds after the winning goal for grabbing Jeison Murillo around the neck in an off-the-ball incident.

Midfielder Kondogbia was sent off after the final whistle for dissent, with television footage showing him applauding referee Paolo Mazzoleni sarcastically.

Victory extended Fiorentina's unbeaten Serie A run to five matches as they moved above Roma into the third and final Champions League qualification spot.

They dominated the opening 25 minutes - with only a brilliant Telles clearance denying Josip Ilicic an opening goal - but were deflated when Brozovic finished a brilliant Inter counter-attack by firing Rodrigo Palacio's cross high into the net.

Valero headed Fiorentina level from Ilicic's deflected cross after an hour, and the home side had the better of the match after that; coming out on top in a crazy finale as Inter suffered a defeat that leaves them in fifth place.

Line-ups

Fiorentina

  • 12Tatarusanu
  • 32Roncaglia
  • 2Rodríguez
  • 13Astori
  • 28AlonsoBooked at 47mins
  • 8VecinoSubstituted forFacundo Costaat 87'minutes
  • 20Valero Iglesias
  • 27TelloSubstituted forZárateat 58'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 72IlicicSubstituted forBabacarat 87'minutes
  • 10Bernardeschi
  • 9KalinicBooked at 75mins

Substitutes

  • 4Tomovic
  • 6Facundo Costa
  • 7Zárate
  • 16Blaszczykowski
  • 23Pasqual
  • 24Lezzerini
  • 26Kone
  • 30Babacar
  • 33Sepe

Inter Milan

  • 1Handanovic
  • 55Nagatomo
  • 25Miranda
  • 24Murillo
  • 12TellesBooked at 82mins
  • 77BrozovicBooked at 68mins
  • 17MedelBooked at 11mins
  • 7KondogbiaBooked at 90mins
  • 8PalacioBooked at 76minsSubstituted forD'Ambrosioat 84'minutes
  • 9IcardiBooked at 28mins
  • 23ÉderSubstituted forPerisicat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Nunes Jesus
  • 10Jovetic
  • 11Biabiany
  • 21Santon
  • 22Ljajic
  • 27Gnoukouri
  • 30Carrizo
  • 31Zonta
  • 33D'Ambrosio
  • 44Perisic
  • 46Berni
  • 97Manaj
Referee:
Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni
Attendance:
30,486

Match Stats

Home TeamFiorentinaAway TeamInter Milan
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Fiorentina 2, Inter Milan 1.

Dismissal

Geoffrey Kondogbia (Inter Milan) is shown the red card.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fiorentina 2, Inter Milan 1.

Offside, Inter Milan. Marcelo Brozovic tries a through ball, but Jeison Murillo is caught offside.

Dismissal

Mauro Zárate (Fiorentina) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Foul by Mauro Zárate (Fiorentina).

Geoffrey Kondogbia (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Fiorentina 2, Inter Milan 1. Khouma Babacar (Fiorentina) with an attempt from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Khouma Babacar (Fiorentina) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Mauro Zárate (Fiorentina) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marcos Alonso.

Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Miranda (Inter Milan).

Offside, Inter Milan. Marcelo Brozovic tries a through ball, but Mauro Icardi is caught offside.

Foul by Gonzalo Rodríguez (Fiorentina).

Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Fiorentina. Khouma Babacar replaces Josip Ilicic.

Substitution

Substitution, Fiorentina. Tino Costa replaces Matias Vecino.

Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Miranda (Inter Milan).

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Mauro Icardi.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Danilo D'Ambrosio replaces Rodrigo Palacio.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Alex Telles (Inter Milan) for a bad foul.

Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alex Telles (Inter Milan).

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Alex Telles.

Offside, Fiorentina. Gonzalo Rodríguez tries a through ball, but Nikola Kalinic is caught offside.

Booking

Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card.

Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Miranda (Inter Milan).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jeison Murillo (Inter Milan) because of an injury.

Foul by Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina).

Samir Handanovic (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina).

Jeison Murillo (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Inter Milan. Ivan Perisic tries a through ball, but Mauro Icardi is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Facundo Roncaglia.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Ivan Perisic replaces Éder.

Borja Valero (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 14th February 2016

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus25183446153157
2Napoli25175353203356
3Fiorentina25154644242049
4Roma25138447272047
5Inter Milan2513663122945
6AC Milan25127637271043
7Lazio2510693434036
8Sassuolo2581162929035
9Empoli259793034-434
10Bologna25103122931-233
11Chievo2587103033-331
12Torino2587103333031
13Atalanta2578102327-429
14Udinese2576122138-1727
15Palermo2575132742-1526
16Genoa2567122530-525
17Sampdoria2567123643-725
18Frosinone2564152651-2522
19Carpi2547142343-2019
20Hellas Verona25112122142-2115
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