Fiorentina late goal salvages Serie A draw

Nikola Milenkovic of ACF Fiorentina scores his team's first goal during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and Genoa CFC at Stadio Artemio Franchi on December 7, 2020 in Florence, Italy.

Nikola Milenkovic scored with the last kick of the game as Fiorentina salvaged a 1-1 draw with Genoa in a battle between two relegation-threatened Serie A teams.

Marko Pjaca put Genoa ahead in the 89th minute to set his team on course for what would have been their first win since the opening day of the season on Sept. 20.

However, there was plenty of added time in a game repeatedly delayed by injuries and video reviews, and Fiorentina made the most of it at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Genoa missed repeated chances to clear the ball in Fiorentina's last desperate attack in the eighth minute of extra time and eventually the ball fell to defender Milenkovic, who saw his first shot blocked and poked in the rebound.

La Viola clinched a first point under new coach Cesare Prandelli, who had just recovered coronavirus, but remain just a spot above the drop zone while Genoa are 19th.

Fiorentina thought they opened the scoring when Giacomo Bonaventura tapped in off a flick from Dusan Vlahovic in the 70th, but a video review ruled out the goal for a foul in the build-up.

Both teams sustained injuries in a battle between clubs in danger of dropping into Serie B.

Genoa played half an hour with a back-up goalkeeper after Federico Marchetti went off hurt with an apparent thigh problem.

Fiorentina took off midfielder Gaetano Castrovilli in the first half and Genoa had to replace defender Cristian Zapata.

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