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Hat-Trick Hero Rossi as Viola Stuns Juve
Football Italia, October 21st, 2013 2:19PM

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Fiorentina came back from two goals down to beat Juventus, 4-2, in Florence on Sunday, scoring all four goals in 15 second half minutes. New Jersey native Giuseppe Rossi scored three of the Viola’s four goals, while midfielder Joaquin netted the eventual game winner in the 78th minute.

After the game, Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella hailed the result as “certainly among my most enjoyable victories,” noting that the 66th minute penalty, converted by Rossi, changed the game. He added that he almost replaced the Italy striker, who played with a back strain, after a poor first half showing. “Rossi didn’t have a great game in the first half, but in soccer quality makes the difference. I considered replacing him, but he’s a player who can change a game even when he’s not well. He works for the team and is not egotistical. He scored extraordinary goals and gave us the strength to win this match.”

Juventus coach Antonio Conte, meanwhile, was left stunned by the result. “I think the game was practically closed [until the penalty],” he said. “We were in control in every way, even in the second half and had some more great chances to add to our tally. How do we explain it? An explanation would be easy! In 10 minutes we destroyed all the hard work, both during and before the game. We managed to allow Fiorentina back into it and concede odd goals. This is soccer.” 

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