Giovanni Simeone hails dad Diego after scoring Fiorentina's 6th goal against Chievio

Giovanni Simeone hails dad Diego after scoring Fiorentina's 6th goal against Chievio

- Giovanni Simeone was on target for his Italian League side Fiorentina on Sunday

- The Viols thrashed the visitors 6-1 in their first match of the season following the postponement of their season opener last weekend

- Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid boss Diego was at the stands to watch his son play for his team

Fiorentina star Giovanni Simeone paid his father Diego Simeone respect after netting his side's sixth goal in their Italian Serie A encounter against Chievo Verona on Sunday.

The 23-year-old Argentine scored his only goal of the game in the 93rd minute of the meeting went straight to the stands to salute the Atletico Madrid boss.

A victory that handed the Viola their first victory in the 2018-19 league season after their opening day encounter at Sampdoria was postponed over bridge collapse.

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Despite having one match at hand, Stefano Pioli's men are sixth on the Serie A log and their next game will be against Udinese.

After the referee sounded the final whistle, Fiorentina boss Pioli rushed to the field to salute his colleague from the Spanish League Simeone.

Diego looked full of pride was joined as he waved to the cameras alongside wife Carla Pereyra and two-year old daughter Francesca.

PAY ATTENTION: Become a member of the leading sports Facebook group 'Naija Football Fan Zone' previously reported that Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone lashed out at Barcalone star Lionel Messi for failing to lift Argentina after their 3-0 defeat to Croatia on Thursday, June 21.

La Albiceleste suffered their first defeat at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Brazil courtesy of goals from Ante Rebic, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic.

However, the former Argentine national midfielder feels Messi has been unable to raise his game in an average team the way Cristiano Ronaldo has done for Portugal in his side's first two encounters.

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