Fiorentina fought back from 2-0 down to draw with already-relegated Pescara after Federico Chiesa’s dismissal.
The Viola waved goodbye to Coach Paulo Sousa, who gave goalkeeper Dragowski a chance to shine. The Delfini were already doomed to relegation some weeks back and tried to build for the future under Zdenek Zeman. Ahmad Benali sat out a ban with Cesare Bovo, Guglielmo Stendardo and Davide Vitturini injured.
The last time these two met at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, Pescara were victorious 2-0 in their desolate 2012-13 campaign. It remained their only Serie A win over Fiorentina to date.
Pescara seemed more motivated from the start, Gianluca Caprari and Jean-Christophe Bahebeck testing Dragowski, as Khouma Babacar was caught in possession.
They took a deserved lead when Caprari finished off the classic counter-attack with a right-foot strike.
Federico Bernardeschi drilled off target and Matias Vecino’s volley from a corner forced a tough save out of Vincenzo Fiorillo.
Fiorentina were irritable and it showed, as Federico Chiesa received two yellow cards in quick succession for a foul on Caprari and then kicking the ball away in frustration, reducing the hosts to 10 men.
It was nearly 2-0, Muric just failing to get on the end of a Caprari cross from the left.
In the second half, Fiorentina players all stood in line to applaud as Gonzalo Rodriguez left the pitch for the last time in a Viola jersey. His contract is up next month and the defender was not offered a renewal.
Pescara doubled their advantage, Caprari’s through ball releasing Bahebeck to fire past Dragowski one-on-one, as the defence was static.
Moments later, Fiorentina did get one back, Babacar running on to a long pass from debutant Ianis Hagi and pulling back from the by-line for Riccardo Saponara.
There was almost an equaliser for Saponara, who went round the goalkeeper to shoot from a tight angle, but hit a defender on the line.
Fiorentina did complete the comeback down to 10 men, as Matias Vecino hit a scorcher into the top corner.
Sent off: Chiesa 38 (F)