Who Was Man Of The Match? Dusan Vlahovic
AC Milan travelled to Florence with the aim of picking up another three vital points on the road to keep their top two position in the title race. They were hoping for the similar result, just like their previous winning over Jose Mourinho’s Roma, but what they had eventually was the opposite. Stefano Pioli’s side were beaten 4-3 in a goal galore by Fiorentina.
Their defense error led them to early concession already as Joseph Alfred Duncan took advantage of Milan goalkeeper’s losing the grip of the ball at the goal mouth. Despite having more attempts to score afterwards, Milan conceded again as Ricardo Sapponara found the back of the net. At the second half, the home side extended their lead through Dusan Vlahovic. Zlatan Ibrahimovic did not want to let his junior rival take the spotlight away from him as the Swede scored a brace in five minutes. Yet, Vlahovic added his tally to restore La Viola’s double lead. Rossonerri could only reply once before the final whistle through Lorenzo Venuti’s own goal.
In this entertaining fixture, Fiorentina’s prolific striker, Dusan Vlahovic earned the man of the match award. The 21-year old forward who just helped Serbia defeated Portugal in the midweek to secure their spot in World Cup next year was impressive throughout the game. His brace and assist contributed La Viola’s victory. One to watch out for as well as Haaland, Mbappe and Foden etc.
Lets check out his MOTM worthy stats:
Dusan Vlahovic’s Stats:
Minutes played: 90
Pass accuracy %: 80
Goal contribution: 2 goals 1 assist
Shots (on target): 4 (2)
Key Passes: 1
Aerial duels won: 2
Meanwhile, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was still the only highly rated player from the opposition side. The 40-year old forward also netted a brace plus made an interception and a clearance. Unfortunately, Milan could not go on relying on him alone to snatch a point here.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Stats:
Minutes played: 90
Pass accuracy %: 61.5
Goal contribution: 2 goals
Shots (on target): 7 (3)
Aerial duels won: 3