Fiorentina Vs. AC Milan, 2011 Serie A: Boring Scoreless Draw Drains The Soul Of Every Observer

Say hello to the return of boring Serie A. Fiorentina (with a little help from the linesman) were able to hold the big guys of AC Milan silent and never really looked like they wanted more than a scoreless draw out of the match, which left the visitors with a lot of possession and not really that much to show for it.

They were unfortunate not to go ahead in the first half after Zlaten Ibrahomivic flicked on a cross into the path of Clarence Seedorf, who buried his shot past Artur Boruc only for the linesman to incorrectly rule the goal out for offside. From then on it was a matter of Milan pouring bodies forward only to find half the Fiorentina team encamped in their own penalty area, leading to a lot of crazy pinball in the box but no actual goals. Aside from a brief spell of second-half pressure, the hosts barely ever strayed over their halfway line, playing dull, defensive football that rather diminished the match as a spectacle.

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