ACF Fiorentina defeated a Lazio squad looking to make a final push into Serie A’s top four and clinch a spot in the UEFA Champions League next season. However, that didn’t occur for the Biancocelesti

The Florence-based club allowed Lazio to dominate possession of the ball, and although they did surrender 11 total shots to Simone Inzaghi’s side. Only three of these shots ended up on target. 

In his postgame press conference (via Lazio News), Fiorentina manager Giuseppe Iachini spoke about the defensive performance from his squad, who bent but didn’t break as they kept a clean sheet. 

These are things we prepare with the staff before the match. We train with certain tactics during the week, and in the field, we organize ourselves in the best way possible.

We had a great match with determination. We put Milenkovic on the left to control Milinkovic-Savic more; we did well against an attack that had consistently scored. We showed excellent technical and moral values.

The Lazio killer in the fixture was 21-year-old Dušan Vlahović, who scored both goals against the Rome-based club, including the second goal, which came at the 89th-minute mark and felt like a dagger. 

Iachini commented on the performance of the young forward as he was the critical component to their attack in the 2-0 victory.

He must not stop. In the last few weeks, we have scored a lot, working hard to improve our attack; we have been trying to attack with more men, including our wing-backs and our midfielders, to allow Dušan to have mroe chances.

I’m happy; it means that teamwork has paid off, despite a terrible schedule with six away games and challenges against the big teams. Dusan is working well, but his teammates are also putting him in a position to do well. We must continue like this.