Fiorentina secure Champion’s League qualification with playoff win
With AC Milan’s takeover sacrificing Brescia’s UWCL place, La Viola defeated Tavagnacco and will return to Europe in 2018/19
A dramatic few weeks in Italian football saw AC Milan enter Serie A, acquiring the place of runners-up Brescia. However, given the regulations of the tournament, this acquisition saw AC Milan forfeit Brescia’s Champion’s League berth. Instead, the players of Fiorentina and Tavagnacco were recalled from holiday for a single-match qualification playoff.
Fiorentina came out comfortable 3–0 winners, with Ellie Brazil making a substitute appearance for the final 15 minutes.
With the result, Fiorentina return to the Champion’s League for the second straight season. In 2017/18, Fiorentina defeated Denmark’s Fortuna Hjørring, before falling to eventual runners-up Wolfsburg.
Best of luck to Fiorentina for their 2018/19 Champion’s League campaign!