Monday, April 24, 2006

Amazing days

After their weekend win over Empoli and Roma's surprising blank at home to Sampdoria, Fiorentina are three points clear in the race for the last Champions League place. Let's just stop to think about that.

Last year the Viola only survived in Serie A on the final day of the season.

The year before that they won promotion out of Serie B in an end of campaign play-off after an amazing final run of results.

And 12 months earlier they were kicking of their Serie C2 life against mighty Sangiovannese.

If there has been a more miraculous recovery in football I have not noticed it. Even if they miss out now and end in the UEFA Cup it would still cap a phenomenal resurgence. Hope, if it were needed, for Napoli, Genoa and other big club laid low in recent seasons.

1 comment:

martinobhoy said...

The Celtic v Fiorentina Champions League dream is alive!