By Rhonda Richards | In Match Reports - Away Games
Fiorentina secured a 2-1 win over Juventus in the Coppa Italia semi-final first leg clash in an impressive display that saw Mohamed Salah grab a brace.
Juventus started the most impressive of the two sides in a game that saw Micah line-up from the start, but it was Fiorentina and Salah that grabbed the first goal, as the on-loan forward burst through and drilled home left-footed to make it 1-0 after 11 minutes.
The lead lasted 13 minutes as Fernando Llorente grabbed his second goal of 2015 with a header that rebounded in off the woodwork, whilst Jose Maria Basante similarly struck the post from close range as Vincenzo Montella’s men continued to push.
Micah went close at the near post early in the second half, before Salah once again worked his magic to finish smartly and put the visitors back in front, and add his sixth goal in seven appearances since the switch from Chelsea.
Juventus threw everything at Fiorentina as they sought to draw level and Roberto Pereyra should have scored with 10 minutes remaining.
They couldn’t, and Fiorentina return to Florence with a clear advantage as they seek to lift the trophy they last won in 2001.