Images of the shocking scenes in the immediate aftermath of the meeting between Fiorentina and Sivasspor on Thursday evening have come to the fore online.
Serie A outfit Fiorentina made the trip to Turkey a short time ago, eyeing a spot in the quarter-finals of the Europa Conference League on the back of a narrow victory in Tuscany this day last week.
And, when all was said and done, this is precisely what Vincenzo Italian’ troops went on to manage.
A dominant showing on this occasion saw the Viola cruise to a 4-1 triumph, courtesy of strikes on the part of all of Arthur Cabral, Nikola Milenkovic and Gaetano Castrovilli, alongside a Dimitrios Goutas own goal.
As alluded to above, though, on the back of the full-time whistle bringing a close to proceedings at The New Sivas 4 Eylül Stadium, ugly scenes marred what proved an otherwise fine night’s work for the visitors.
This came upon a member of the home crowd allowing his emotions to get the better of him.
Making his way onto the pitch from the stands, a Sivasspor supporter was spotted punching Fiorentina star Alessandro Bianco in the face.
The assault left its mark, too, with Bianco having taken to social media post-match to unveil a photo of his bloodied mouth: