Italian Serie A
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Fiorentina 4-2 Juventus

Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi

Giuseppe Rossi scored a hat-trick as Fiorentina shocked defending Serie A champions Juventus with a stunning second-half comeback in Florence.

Juventus led 2-0 at the break through Carlos Tevez's penalty and a close-range volley from Paul Pogba.

But Rossi began a devastating 14-minute spell with a penalty before blasting a second past Gianluigi Buffon.

Unmarked substitute Joaquin hammered in a third and Rossi's first-time strike sealed a remarkable win.

It was sixth-placed Fiorentina's first league success against Juve at Stadio Artemio Franchi in 15 years.

Italy international and ex-Manchester United forward Rossi has now netted eight goals in eight games, moving him to the top of the Serie A goalscoring chart as the home side maintained their solid start to the season.

The defeat leaves third-placed Juventus, who were previously unbeaten, five points adrift of leaders Roma after eight matches.

Elsewhere on Sunday, 10-man Inter Milan were denied an impressive victory as Torino scored an injury-time equaliser in an entertaining 3-3 draw.

Away goalkeeper Samir Handanovic was shown a fifth-minute red card for hauling down Torino forward Alessio Cerci, who watched his resulting penalty saved by Inter substitute Juan Pablo Carrizo.

The home side led twice through Alexander Farnerud and Ciro Immobile, only to be pegged back by Inter pair Fredy Guarin and Rodrigo Palacio.

Palacio tapped in to put the Nerazzurri ahead after 71 minutes, but they had to settle for a point after Nicola Bellomo's curling free-kick caught out Carrizo.

Inter are fifth after taking 15 points from their eight games.

Line-ups

Fiorentina

  • 1Murara Neto
  • 4Roncaglia
  • 23Pasqual
  • 7Pizarro
  • 2Rodríguez
  • 15SavicBooked at 57mins
  • 21AmbrosiniSubstituted forFernándezat 23'minutes
  • 10AquilaniBooked at 15minsSubstituted forSánchez Rodríguezat 56'minutes
  • 49RossiSubstituted forMatos Santosat 85'minutes
  • 11Ju CuadradoBooked at 37mins
  • 20Valero Iglesias

Substitutes

  • 3Alonso
  • 5Compper
  • 8Bakic
  • 14Fernández
  • 17Sánchez Rodríguez
  • 18Vecino
  • 27Wolski
  • 30Matos Santos
  • 40Tomovic
  • 66Vargas
  • 77Iakovenko
  • 78Munúa

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 20PadoinSubstituted forMottaat 83'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 22AsamoahBooked at 65minsSubstituted forGiovincoat 80'minutes
  • 3Chiellini
  • 19BonucciBooked at 88mins
  • 15BarzagliBooked at 22mins
  • 6Pogba
  • 8MarchisioSubstituted forVidalat 77'minutes
  • 14Llorente
  • 10TévezBooked at 12mins
  • 21PirloBooked at 68mins

Substitutes

  • 4Cáceres
  • 5Ogbonna
  • 11De Ceglie
  • 12Giovinco
  • 13Peluso
  • 16Motta
  • 23Vidal
  • 24Bouy
  • 30Storari
  • 33Isla
  • 34Rubinho
Referee:
Nicola Rizzoli
Attendance:
38,290

Match Stats

Home TeamFiorentinaAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away18
Shots on Target
Home7
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away25

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fiorentina 4, Juventus 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fiorentina 4, Juventus 2.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Juventus. Andrea Barzagli tries a through ball, but Carlos Tévez is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Facundo Roncaglia.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrea Barzagli.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Borja Valero (Fiorentina).

  7. Post update

    Paul Pogba (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryder Matos (Fiorentina) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fernando Llorente (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sebastian Giovinco.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ryder Matos (Fiorentina).

  11. Post update

    Marco Motta (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Booking

    Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Ryder Matos (Fiorentina) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus).

  15. Booking

    Marco Motta (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Marco Motta (Juventus).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Fiorentina. Ryder Matos replaces Giuseppe Rossi.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Leonardo Bonucci.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Marco Motta replaces Simone Padoin.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 20th October 2013

  • FiorentinaFiorentina4JuventusJuventus2
  • AtalantaAtalanta2LazioLazio1
  • GenoaGenoa2ChievoChievo1
  • LivornoLivorno1SampdoriaSampdoria2
  • SassuoloSassuolo2BolognaBologna1
  • Hellas VeronaHellas Verona3ParmaParma2
  • TorinoTorino3Inter MilanInter Milan3

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