Giuseppe Rossi is close to making his Fiorentina debut after scoring a goal in today’s game between ranks.
The former Villarreal striker joined in January, but has been out of action for 18 months, as he twice snapped the same ligament in his knee.
Rossi was given the all-clear by specialists in America and has been in full training with his Viola teammates.
Today marked a special moment, as he scored his first goal in a Fiorentina jersey, albeit in a game between ranks.
It is now hoped the Italy international can make his comeback before the end of the Serie A season.