Italian report cards: he dreamed it but the senators betray him. Yet another disappointment at the end

Three years of hard work certainly deserved a better ending. Instead, Fiorentina’s Vincenzo Italiano loses the third final out of three played and says goodbye to the dream of winning the Conference League for the second consecutive year. Athens is very bitter for Viola, defeated by an opponent as far from irresistible as Olympiacos.

This is the comment of TMWwho criticizes the not very proactive attitude of the Tuscans: “An appointment with history for him and his players, but right from the start Fiorentina doesn’t seem to be the machine producing chances as they have often been able to do in the past. The final played much worse compared to the two last year, what’s more they are all lost. The changes don’t change anything, on the contrary: from the middle of the second half onwards they are just long throws and yet another disappointment arrives in the final minutes.”

La Gazzetta dello Sport writes: “He’s clearly playing an away final, but with courage and creating chances. He doesn’t deserve the defeat that comes due to individual shortcomings”, giving him a pass as well as the Corriere dello Sport: “Fiorentina doesn’t play a final match in terms of depth and technical skills, but they play it. Until the 115th minute and then it goes like in Prague.”

The 5th of Tuttosport instead it is in line with our assessment: “He dreamed it, chased it, sweated it. In the most important moment he is betrayed by the senators and the men of greater quality. Some choices do not seem up to par and his team ends very tired”. 5

La Gazzetta dello Sport 6

Corriere dello Sport 6

Tuttosport 5