Fiorentina Battered! – Italian Football News 11 Jan 22

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Fiorentina Battered! – Italian Football News 11 Jan 22

Torino stun Fiorentina with a 4-0 thumping, plus Chiesa out for the season.

Ciao, ragazzi! This is Andrew with your Calcio Daily for Tuesday January 11th, our 138th daily show in a row! And

Only one game in Serie A last night and nobody would have been crazy enough to predict a 4-0 win for Torino but that’s how it ended up.

Fiorentina were unrecognisable from the side that has put a run of results together to push for a European spot, instead they were low on energy, commitment and quality. Torino’s 21-year-old goalkeeper making his debut, was almost completely untroubled.

It was 3-0 after 31 minutes, Singo’s header added to by a brace from Brekalo, Fiorentina helping Torino with some poor defending, especially Callejon’s awful attempt at a backpass selling his keeper short for the third.

Sanabria finished the game off in the second half and Fiorentina boss Italiano was left bewildered by the performance, saying “The first half was particularly awful and we’d never before seen anything like this.”

Fiorentina play again on Thursday against Napoli in the Coppa Italia.

Awful news for Juventus and Italy star Federico Chiesa, who went down heavily on Sunday night in the 4-3 win against Roma. He has been diagnosed with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament and will be out for the rest of the season, definitely missing Italy’s World Cup play offs in March.

Both his club manager Max Allegri and Azzurri coach Roberto Mancini will have some replanning to do, Chiesa being the standout player in Italy at the moment.

Cagliari play Bologna in Serie A tonight.

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