Ivan Jurić opted for Daniele Bessa over Mattia Zaccagni, with the Viola-affiliated trio of Nikola Kalinić, Marco Benassi, and Federico Ceccherini all either hurt or only partly fit. Giuseppe Iachini benched Gaetano Castrovill in favor of Sofyan Amrabat and went with Lucas Martínez Quarta in place of the suspended Nikola Milenković.
Lorenzo Venuti slipped down the right and cut it back into the box, where Franck Ribery completely missed his touch. Luckily for the ball trickled merrily along until an onrushing Giacomo Bonaventura cleverly stepped in front of Antonin Barak at the edge of the area, winning the clearest penalty you’ll see. Dušan Vlahović stepped up and made it 16 goals on the season and a perfect 4 of 4 from the spot.
Erick Pulgar lofted in a free kick from the left wing that Hellas Verona failed to clear, and it set up nicely for Martín Cáceres to power home his second of the year; weirdly enough, he seems to only score against former employers, so Lazio had better watch out.
Because this is Fiorentina, the Gialloblu got one back as Cristiano Biraghi, Cáceres, and Bartłomiej Drągowski (who was otherwise unbelievably good) lost sync and let Eddie Salcedo nod home a Marco Faraoni header.