Our football match prediction:
Against all odds, nine-man Milan recorded a hard-fought win over Bologna at the weekend. Mario Pasalic scored a late winner for the Rossoneri and the Croatia international helped the Stadio San Siro outfit put an end to their four-game losing run in all competitions. That certainly gave them a confidence boost and Vincenzo Montella’s men are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Sunday’s football match against Fiorentina. The Viola defeated Udinese 3-0 at the weekend, but their performance against the Zebrette was anything but impressive. Fiorentina suffered a heavy 4-0 loss to Roma in their last away game in the Serie A and, taking everything into account, they are unlikely to grab something from Sunday’s clash against Milan. In their last meeting at Stadio San Siro the Rossoneri recorded a 2-0 win over the Stadio Artemio Franchi club and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Matias Fernandez):
Matias Fernandez was born in Argentina but there was never a doubt that he would turn up for Chile. The 30-year-old attacking midfielder started his senior professional career with Colo-Colo in 2004 and was pivotal to the Chilean club winning the 2006 Clausura tournament. He would then go on to sign for Spanish side Villarreal after spurning advances from many top clubs. But his time at Villarreal was mostly spent on bench eventually leaving for Sporting Clube de Portugal in 2009. He remained an important part of their attacking unit and started earning plaudits for his skills. In 2012 he moved to Italian club Fiorentina. The versatile midfielder is renowned for his dribbling skills and as a free-kick specialist. He already has 71 caps with the Chilean national team and has appeared in the 2010 World Cup and four Copa America tournaments so far. Fernandez was also chosen as ‘South American Footballer of the Year’ in 2006.
Highlighted Team (Fiorentina):
AC Fiorentina was founded on 29th of August in 1926 after a fusion between Libertas and CS Firenze. Currently Fiorentina is playing his home games in the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence which can accomodate 47282 suppoters. The stadium was build in 1931 by Pier Luigi Nervi. De first prize ever won by Fiorentina was the CoppaItalia in the season of 1939/1940. The first Scudetto (name for the Serie A title) was in 1955/1956. One of the most important players in that season was the Brazilian Juninho. In 1996 he was rewarded as the best player in clubchistory.One year later Fiorentina lost the semi finals in the Euopean Cup 1 against Real Madrid. During that period of time Fiorentina won the Europan Cup 2 against Glasgow Rangers and the Coppa Italia as well. In total Fiorentina won the league title twice.Important football players that played for Fiorentina are: Batistuta, Baggio, Effenberg, Laudrup, Mijatovic and Rui Costa.