Italian Serie A
FiorentinaFiorentina2Inter MilanInter Milan1
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
  • 9N KalinicBooked 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fiorentina 2, Inter Milan 1.

  2. Dismissal

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

  3. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fiorentina 2, Inter Milan 1.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Dismissal

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Mauro Zárate (Fiorentina).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Goal!

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    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.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Miranda (Inter Milan).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Gonzalo Rodríguez (Fiorentina).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Fiorentina. Khouma Babacar replaces Josip Ilicic.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Fiorentina. Tino Costa replaces Matias Vecino.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Miranda (Inter Milan).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Mauro Icardi.

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