Jovic takes 28 minutes to exceed Real Madrid career goal tally during Fiorentina friendly

In his first game for the Italian team, Luka Jovic scored four goals, making an immediate impact on his Fiorentina debut. After scoring just three times in 51 competitive games and never in an exhibition with Real Madrid throughout his tenure in Spain, he surpassed his career goal-scoring mark on Monday in the 7-0 victory over Real Vicenza. The Serbian scored three goals in the span of just 28 minutes, demonstrating how quickly Jovic is making an impact at his new team.

The 24-year-old striker joined Real Madrid from Eintracht Frankfurt in 2019 after scoring 27 goals for the Bundesliga side in 2018-10.

He struggled during that initial season, though, scoring just twice in 27 appearances, before rejoining Frankfurt on loan for the 2020-21 season. Ahead of last term, he expressed optimism of a turnaround. “Many things have happened in recent years,” he told Informer. “I am sure that I could have been better, but I want everything to turn out well in the end. I didn’t arrive at Real Madrid by accident.” But the 2021-22 campaign wasn’t much better for the striker as he netted just one goal in 19 appearances. His time in Madrid came to an end this summer, as Fiorentina announced his arrival on July 8.

 

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