By Rhonda Richards | In Match Reports - Away Games
Micah started for Fiorentina as Vincenzo Montella’s side suffered a 3-1 defeat away at Sampdoria.
The match started at a blistering pace, with Khouma Babacar and Roberto Soriano going close for both sides, and it was the latter that proved pivotal in the opening goal, being felled by Alberto Aquilani. Angelo Palombo stepped up to covert the spot-kick to hand the hosts the lead.
Hero turned villain within five minutes, though, as Palombo brought Babacar down to hand Fiorentina a penalty of their own, but Gonzalo Rodriquez saw his spot-kick was saved.
Luca Rizzo made the visitors pay for the miss as he doubled Sampdoria’s advantage, working a yard of space before firing home, though Stefan Savic managed to pull a goal back from a corner to make it 2-1 jusy before the break.
Babacar and Valero went close as Montella’s side pressed for a leveler, but Eder coasted through La Viola’s defence to make it 3-1 and seal the three points that moved them up to third in Serie A.