Frank Ribery receives a standing ovation from AC Milan fans after the veteran player gives a man of the match performance at San Siro.
Frank Ribery joined Fiorentina from Bayern Munich this summer, and since then have been phenomenal for the Italian side.
Once again, the former French International gave a splendid performance for Fiorentina, when his side faced AC Milan in the 6th round of the Serie A.
The Frenchman is 36 now but you wouldn’t know it given the way he rolled back the years and ran the show last night. Ribery terrorized the Rossoneri throughout and scored a silky third in the comfortable victory.
— Corteo Sport (@CorteoSport) September 29, 2019
Franck Ribéry's game by numbers vs. AC Milan:
84% pass acc.
2 shots on target
1 chance created
Throwing it back to his best. ⏮ pic.twitter.com/1ZmPf0FDi2
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 29, 2019
His performance was so good that the AC Milan fans, who hosted Frank Ribery’s team gave a standing ovation to the veteran player when he was subbed at the 89th minute.
His manager Vincenzo Montella only took him off because he knew as special ovation awaited him. In an interaction with the Goal, Montella admitted it.
“I took Ribery off because I expected they’d give him a standing ovation,” Montella said, as per Goal. “He is always in the game, always decisive, and has capabilities well beyond the norm, even if he doesn’t have the change of pace he had five or six years ago.”
Meanwhile, Ribery doesn’t believe that he is ready to hang his boots and his efforts on the pitch are certainly advocating his claim.
In the 6 league games so far, Ribery has been impressive in all the matches and have amassed 2 goals and 1 assist in the while.
The signing of Ribery is turning out to be fruitful for Fiorentina, as the Italian club signed the 36-year-old winger for free after he completed his contract with Bayern Munich this summer.
Presently, Viola sits at the 9th spot of the table with 8 points and will next face Udinese on the coming Saturday in Serie A.