Sunday October 16, 2011 Day 7 Finished Stadio Dino Manuzzi

Cesena 0 - 0 Fiorentina

  1. Mutu sees red in goalless draw

    Mutu sees red in goalless draw

    Cesena and Fiorentina battled to a 0-0 draw on Sunday afternoon, with ex-Viola striker Adrian Mutu sent off against his former club. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Cesena
    • Fiorentina
    • 90+4' Full time. Goalless here at the Dino Manuzzi. Had its moments.
    • 90+3' It's Cerci involved in the short-taken throw but his eventual cross is caught safely.
    • 90+2' Cerci forces an attacking throw in to be conceded.
    • 90+1' The booked Ceccarelli is replaced by Luca Ricci late on.
    • 90' 3 minutes added time to be played at the end here.
    • 89' Cerci crosses to Jovetic at the far post, who slips and is forced to play it back to PASQUAL! Great parry again from Antonoli! Cesena clinging on now!
    • 87' Heavy pressure from the away side now. Jovetic sets Cerci free on the right. Low cross finds Silva but it's a great sliding challenge by von Bergen to cut out a big threat. It also ends in a goal kick, with Silva having the last touch.
    • 86' 18-year-old Marko Livaja comes on for his Serie A debut in place of Ghezzal.
    • 85' Mass handbags ensue, and Ceccarelli is picked out for a booking.
    • 84' Now it's a low cutback from Pasqual which is cleared. This one sparks resentment as Cesena had a player down, leaving them with nine, but Fiorentina chose to play on.
    • 83' Great ball in from the left by Pasqual, but Cesena remain resilient under pressure to get it away.
    • 82' It takes three defenders to snuff out Cerci's wide threat this time.
    • 80' Munari becomes the second Fiorentina sub to be booked with a rash challenge on Candreva.
    • 79' Cesena in my book were edging this deadlocked game before Mutu's sending off. Now you'd imagine they'll be happy to keep a draw.
    • 78' The delivery picks out Ljalic in a good position but his controlling touch is heavy and to compensate for losing out he throws himself to the ground in a 50/50. It gets him a booking.
    • 77' Cerci's pace on the right wing once again wins a corner for the visitors.
    • 76' Another Fiorentina change: Adem Ljalic on for Montolivo who was on a booking and still mixing it up.
    • 75' Candreva will try his luck again from distance... it's a scorcher and spilled by Boruc! Eder tries to pounce on the rebound but he's offside. Boruc saves that as well anyway.
    • 74' Cassani is also booked for what was obviously a foul
    • 73' Cassani attempts to pull back Mutu on the left wing, and the Romanian lashes out! Uh oh.. red card for the former Fiorentina man!
    • 72' The lively Montenegro international has another shot from the left but this one is caught by Antonoli. The hosts break and Mutu gets the ball inside the area... he's at an angle but this is a great chance! He puts it wide with Eder waiting for the pass!
    • 71' Jovetic beats two and shoots over from outside the box. One of the better efforts of an inferior second half so far.
    • 70' Lazzani was the man coming off, not Behrami.
    • 69' Jovetic and Silva work well together but the former's eventual effort is deflected for a corner. Montolivo picks up a yellow of his own pulling back Mutu as he attempts to take the cleared set piece away on a counter.
    • 68' A Mutu drive sails inches over the crossbar.
    • 67' Ghezzal is our first booking, fouling Behrami who obviously wasn't substituted. Will try to get confirmation as to who did actually go off ASAP.
    • 66' The visitors make the first change. Behrami is replaced by Gianni Munari.
    • 65' Another home corner is wasted when the whistle goes for fouling in the area.
    • 64' Eder's effort from the right-hand side of the area is pushed around the near post by Boruc.
    • 63' Gamberini is fouled and takes a while to get back up. Clutching his midsection but okay to continue without extended treatment.
    • 62' Cassani's cross is too heavy for Jovetic at the far post.
    • 61' Seems to be a few warmups around the dugouts, wouldn't be surprised if we see a few changes soon.
    • 60' Silva fouls von Bergen chasing down a long pass.
    • 59' Cesena's two goals thus far this season have both come in the opening half an hour. But they're working hard to get their first second-half goal today.
    • 58' Cerci outruns two defenders on the right and his low cross finds Silva with his back to goal. He looks to tee up an onrushing midfielder for a shot but it's too short and it's swept up by the hosts.
    • 56' The corner is cleared poorly at first, but Fiorentina eventually hoof it away for a throw.
    • 55' Candreva now as Cesena break... OFF THE BAR AGAIN! It took a wicked deflection off Behrami as well.
    • 54' Montolivo's short pass inside to Jovetic is dummied to Silva, who was offside.
    • 53' Silva is unable to wrest his way through the stubborn Viola back line.
    • 52' Montolivio's effort is caught by Antonoli.
    • 51' It's Cesena's 7th corner so far, and it's beaten away by the defence once again.
    • 50' Mutu finds space to shoot at goal but it's deflected off Natali for a corner.
    • 49' Jovetic tries to lob Antonoli at the other end but the veteran stopper anticipates it and catches.
    • 48' Lauro out-muscles Cerci to get free on the left wing but instead of playing a cutback with plenty of options, he goes for goal at the tough angle and as one would expect, Boruc has it covered.
    • 47' Eder sents a tame shot straight at Boruc. He looked to be limping within 30 seconds of the restart, but has shaken it off it'd seem. Probably just a little tweak on a run.
    • 46' Fiorentina kick off the second half.
    • 45+2' And there's the whistle. Goalless it may be, but that was an entertaining 45 minutes. The game will need the development of a goal or two in the second period though. Will it be forthcoming?
    • 45+1' One minute of added time at the end of the half.
    • 45' No. Mutu's in-swinger is caught well by Boruc.
    • 44' Another corner for Cesena. Can they get in front on the stroke of half-time?
    • 43' Antonoli saves from Jovetic's angled shot. In the making of that move Behrami and Guana both hit the deck after Guana's perfectly-legal slide tackle on the Swiss man.
    • 42' What a diagonal ball into the area from Guana! Eder just inches short of getting a foot on it to poke it beyond Boruc!
    • 40' Silva stretches to get a head on a cross from deep on the right but as a result cannot really guide it and watches it go well wide.
    • 39' von Bergen loses possession allowing Jovetic to cut inside on a dangerous run, which is ended by Rodriguez before Silva can be fed inside the box.
    • 38' Cerci thinks he's won a corner on the right flank. He hasn't. Goal kick.
    • 37' Pasqual reacts badly to being fouled by Eder and the two square up. Referee Carmine Russo diffuses the situation quickly.
    • 35' Another Cesena corner is headed out of danger.
    • 34' Candreva finds the far post area perfectly with his cross from the right after good hold up play by Eder. It takes strong defending from Gamberini to prevent Mutu from connecting.
    • 33' Good reflexes from the 42-year-old goalkeeper, today officially becoming the second oldest Serie A player.
    • 31' Silva shows a lot of hustle to get onto a ball on the left-hand side of the area which appears to be destined to go out for a goal kick. He pulls back a low ball into a dangerous area which seems to have no violet shirts... until Cerci comes from out of nowhere! Great smothering block by Antonoli prevents the opening goal!
    • 30' Replays don't really give us a clear shot of the incident, but the defender sure looked guilty.
    • 29' Ceccarelli is picked out with yards of space on the right. His low cross picks out Eder whose first-time shot at the near post is blocked by Natali, sparking mass cries of handball. Only a corner given though, which is cleared at the second ball.
    • 28' Silva is flagged offside trying to connect with a cross from the right.
    • 27' Great run from Ceccarelli down the right, and the full-back's going to shoot as well! PARRIED BY BORUC. Impressive effort from a defender.
    • 26' Lazarri almost picks out Cerci with a good early ball in from the left, but it drifts off. Clever run though, very close to making it pay off.
    • 24' Parolo's ball over the Viola defence is just a little heavy for Eder to run onto and Boruc will claim.
    • 23' A Cesena corner is worked short before eventually whipping in a dangerous ball, which is cleared well by Fiorentina.
    • 22' Boruc claims a Ceccarelli cross with command.
    • 21' Good open game this. My point is enforced when Fiorentina break again and only poor control prevents Silva from bringing down a Jovetic centre to aim at goal.
    • 20' Guara cracks one from 25 yards... OFF THE BAR! What a strike! So unlucky not to find the roof of the net.
    • 18' Mutu takes a 1-2 from Ghezzal but was offside, drawing the flag before his team-mate can shoot at goal.
    • 17' The near post delivery is headed on by Natali to Gamberini at the far post.... and how he put that over, I don't know. Big miss from close range.
    • 16' Fiorentina's turn for a corner now. Plenty of them at the moment.
    • 15' Ceccarelli's early ball from the right takes a deflection for a cheap corner. It's that man in the box on the receiving end of the delivery but he can't power his header at goal enough. It's only cleared as far as GUANA! Just wide.
    • 14' Cesena clear the corner and Mutu wins a free-kick trying to play it out of his side's own final third to end the pressure.
    • 13' Again the home side concede possession in a dangerous area and Jovetic's effort from a tight angle is blocked away for a corner.
    • 12' Cesena are all over the shop at the back and Silva drives straight at Antonoli.
    • 11' Natali is forced to put a Candreva cut-back out for the hosts' first corner. It's a non-starter at first thanks to argy-bargy in the box, but the eventual delivery is headed away.
    • 10' Mutu somehow doesn't get a free-kick despite being clearly upended by Behrami inside the 'D'.
    • 9' Cerci's corner fails to beat the first man and he's offside whilst recieving the second ball from a team-mate.
    • 8' Candreva checks Jovetic to stop a dangerous Viola break at the expense of another free-kick. Same distance but more central. Jovetic's curling effort flicks off Ghezzal in the wall for our first corner.
    • 7' Silva wins yet another free-kick, about 30 yards out, but the delivery into the danger zone comes to nothing.
    • 6' Ghezzal tries to latch onto a long ball pumped into the Fiorentina box but Boruc just about beats him to it.
    • 5' Silva then concedes a foul and wins one within the space of 60 seconds. He's certainly wasting no time to try and make an impact on this game, that's for sure.
    • 4' von Bergen does well to snuff out the threat of Silva inside the Cesena box.
    • 3' Nice moment before the game with Mutu saluting his former club's supporters and the fans singing their old song in tribute to him from his time in the side. Good to see his acrimonious departure is now water under the bridge.
    • 2' Encouraging start for the hosts, showing some positive play. They seem determined to play their way out of their current situation.
    • 1' ...and here we go!
    • 11:30 The big story is of course Adrian Mutu starting against his former club. Struggling Cesena will need all the help they can get at the moment, particularly with so many absentes. We're about ready to kick off...
    • 11:25 TEAMS – Cesena: Antonoli, Rodriguez, von Bergen, Lauro, Ceccarelli, Guana, Candreva, Parolo, Ghezzal, Mutu, Eder. Subs: Rossi, Malonga, Ravaglia, Ricci, Meza Colli, Livaja, Djokovic. /// Fiorentina: Boruc, Natali, Gamberini, Pasqual, Cassani, Montolivo, Lazzari, Behrami, Jovetic, Silva, Cerci. Subs: De Silvestri, Munari, Kharja, Ljajic, Neto, Nastasic, Caldiera.
    • 11:20 A win for the visitors will put them into the top six, pending other results later on. Cesena meanwhile will want to end their recent bad form and avoid sinking to rock bottom. Only Bologna are keeping them off the foot of the table for now on goal difference. Full table
    • 11:15 Good morning and welcome to our LIVE Serie A coverage of Fiorentina's trip to Cesena!
  • Summary

    • 89' Cerci crosses to Jovetic at the far post, who slips and is forced to play it back to PASQUAL! Great parry again from Antonoli! Cesena clinging on now!
    • 87' Heavy pressure from the away side now. Jovetic sets Cerci free on the right. Low cross finds Silva but it's a great sliding challenge by von Bergen to cut out a big threat. It also ends in a goal kick, with Silva having the last touch.
    • 73' Cassani attempts to pull back Mutu on the left wing, and the Romanian lashes out! Uh oh.. red card for the former Fiorentina man!
    • 72' The lively Montenegro international has another shot from the left but this one is caught by Antonoli. The hosts break and Mutu gets the ball inside the area... he's at an angle but this is a great chance! He puts it wide with Eder waiting for the pass!
    • 55' Candreva now as Cesena break... OFF THE BAR AGAIN! It took a wicked deflection off Behrami as well.
    • 42' What a diagonal ball into the area from Guana! Eder just inches short of getting a foot on it to poke it beyond Boruc!
    • 31' Silva shows a lot of hustle to get onto a ball on the left-hand side of the area which appears to be destined to go out for a goal kick. He pulls back a low ball into a dangerous area which seems to have no violet shirts... until Cerci comes from out of nowhere! Great smothering block by Antonoli prevents the opening goal!
    • 29' Ceccarelli is picked out with yards of space on the right. His low cross picks out Eder whose first-time shot at the near post is blocked by Natali, sparking mass cries of handball. Only a corner given though, which is cleared at the second ball.
    • 27' Great run from Ceccarelli down the right, and the full-back's going to shoot as well! PARRIED BY BORUC. Impressive effort from a defender.
    • 20' Guara cracks one from 25 yards... OFF THE BAR! What a strike! So unlucky not to find the roof of the net.
    • 17' The near post delivery is headed on by Natali to Gamberini at the far post.... and how he put that over, I don't know. Big miss from close range.
    • 15' Ceccarelli's early ball from the right takes a deflection for a cheap corner. It's that man in the box on the receiving end of the delivery but he can't power his header at goal enough. It's only cleared as far as GUANA! Just wide.
    • 11:25 TEAMS – Cesena: Antonoli, Rodriguez, von Bergen, Lauro, Ceccarelli, Guana, Candreva, Parolo, Ghezzal, Mutu, Eder. Subs: Rossi, Malonga, Ravaglia, Ricci, Meza Colli, Livaja, Djokovic. /// Fiorentina: Boruc, Natali, Gamberini, Pasqual, Cassani, Montolivo, Lazzari, Behrami, Jovetic, Silva, Cerci. Subs: De Silvestri, Munari, Kharja, Ljajic, Neto, Nastasic, Caldiera.

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    Manager: Marco Giampaolo

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    Manager: Siniša Mihajlovic

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