Saturday September 7 2019
Benassi injury scare for Fiorentina

Fiorentina beat Serie B side Perugia 1-0 in a friendly with Franck Ribery in the starting XI, but lost Marco Benassi to injury.

The Viola played the test match last night and young player Tofol Montiel scored the only goal of the game, a fine curler from the edge of the box.

Ribery was in the starting line-up and combined well with Kevin-Prince Boateng to create several good chances, while deadline day signing Rachid Ghezzal came off the bench for his debut.

However, midfielder Benassi limped off and the club released a statement to confirm he had a heavy knock to the left knee.

“The player’s condition will be monitored on a daily basis” a week ahead of the Serie A showdown with Juventus.

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