Juventus’ Juan Cuadrado takes on Fiorentina’s Riccardo Sotir REUTERS/Ciro De Luca
FLORENCE: Fiorentina forward Cristian Cuame cancels out an early goal from Juventus’ Arkadiusz Milik to secure a 1-1 draw at home on Saturday, extending his side’s scoreless Serie A streak to a third. beat the match.
Milik put Juventus ahead nine minutes into the game when he sent Juan Cuadrado’s cross into the top right corner with his first shot.
But 20 minutes later, Fiorentina launched a brilliant counterattack with an accurate low shot from Kouame.
Fiorentina keeper Pietro Terracciano thrashed out a corner kick from Philippe Kostik before winger Ricardo Sottil delivered a beautiful long pass to Kuame for a cool finish at the far post.
Vincenzo Italiano’s side might have been able to take away a second just before the break when newcomer Leandro Paredes was awarded a penalty after handling the ball in the box, but the striker’s Luka Jovic shot straight from the spot to the left post.
After the opening match of Round 5, Juventus are fourth with nine points, while Fiorentina are tenth with six points. (Reporting by Anita Kobylinska of his in Gdansk; Editing by Hugh Lawson)