Fiorentina win seven-goal thriller



Serie A leading scorer Giuseppe Rossi converted a second-half penalty to give Fiorentina a 4-3 win
over 10-man Hellas Verona in a topsy-turvy Serie A game on Monday.

The teams shared four goals in a remarkable opening quarter of an hour as Borja Valero put Fiorentina ahead in the fifth minute, Romulo levelled within a minute, Juan Iturbe gave the visitors the lead and Valero equalised again.

Peru midfielder Juan Vargas gave Fiorentina a halftime lead with an angled shot and Rossi scored
what turned out to be the decisive goal with a 54th-minute penalty awarded for handball by Bosko
Jankovic, who was sent off.

It was Rossi’s 12th goal of a season which has seen him make an impressive comeback after a
knee injury which sidelined him for the best part of two years.

Despite playing with a man less, Verona pulled one back in the 72nd minute when Jorginho scored from
a rebound.

Fiorentina are equal fourth with Inter Milan on 27 points while promoted Verona are sixth with 22.

Napoli were away to Lazio in the later game (20:00 GMT).

Posted By Kevin Jasper (@KevinJasper3)


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