During the round of 16 of the Europa League Conference between Fiorentina and Sivasspor on Thursday March 16, Alessandro Bianco, Fiorentina player, had his nose broken by a Turkish spectator.
He surely did not expect to get his nose broken when he entered the pitch in the 83rd minute of the game. In the last seconds of the match, a “supporter” from the Sivasspor club entered the pitch and punched young Fiorentina player Alessandro Bianco (20). Result: broken nose for the Italian as he showed on his social networks.
Scenes in Sivas last night, where a pitch invader punched Fiorentina midfielder Alessandro Bianco during La Viola’s goal celebrations. pic.twitter.com/GLu4zbeCfq
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A gesture that annoyed the Florentine coach, Vincenzo Italiano picked up by the team : “The punch against Bianco was shameful. He has a broken nose. It looked like a football party and this gesture spoils everything, including our victory. A 20-year-old boy who suffers from something like this, it is a stain”.
However, this gesture did not prevent Fiorentina from winning at Sivasspor (1-4) and qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Europa League Conference.