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Played
September 19, 2013 10:30 PM IST
Stadio Artemio Franchi — Firenze
Referee:‬ K. Blom‎
Attendance:‬ 15000‎
 
 
67′ Ryder Matos
 
 
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Giuseppe Rossi
Giuseppe Rossi
Fiorentina
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Fiorentina 3-0 Pacos de Ferreira: Rossi on target as Viola romp to victory

The Italian added to goals from Gonzalo Rodriguez and Ryder Matos as Vincenzo Montella's side ensured an impressive start to their Europa League campaign

Gonzalo Rodriguez - Fiorentina-Pacos Ferreira
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Giuseppe Rossi was back on the scoresheet as Fiorentina recorded a comfortable 3-0 win over Pacos de Ferreira in their opening Europa League clash.

The Italian struck in the final 15 minutes after Gonzalo Rodriguez and Ryder Matos had put la Viola in control against their Portuguese visitors, who failed to unsettle the hosts unduly throughout the encounter.

With the injured Mario Gomez watching on from the stands, Fiorentina struggled to create many meaningful chances in the early exchanges, with Rossi and Gonzalo producing the early efforts of note early on.

Indeed, it was the visitors who came closest in the opening half an hour, with Manchester United loanee Bebe drawing a firm save from Neto.

However, right on the 30-minute mark Fiorentina broke the deadlock, with Rossi's devilish in-swinging corner meeting the head of Rodriguez, who glanced his effort past Matias Degra.

The tie remained in the balance after the break as Bebe and Irobiso came closest to levelling matters but substitute Matos doubled the advantage just seconds after entering the field as he turned home Borja Valero's cross at the near post.

Vincenzo Montella's side began to slip into cruise control and Rossi soon made certain of the points, picking his spot superbly from inside the area to put a seal on another impressive showing.

The win moves Fiorentina to the top of Group E after the first round of fixtures.




Fiorentina

1
Neto
Goalkeeper
3.00
2
3.50
28
Marcos Alonso
Defender
56′
3.00
5
Marvin Compper
Defender
3.00
40
Nenad Tomovic
Defender
3.50
7
David Pizarro
Midfielder
2.50
14
Mati Fernández
Midfielder
3.00
17
Joaquín
Midfielder
66′
3.00
20
Borja Valero
Midfielder
67′
4.00
21
Massimo Ambrosini
Midfielder
58′
3.00
49
3.50

Paços Ferreira

3.00
-
Matías Degra
Goalkeeper
2.50
17
Nuno Santos
Defender
2.50
19
Ricardo
Defender
3.00
-
Tony
Defender
68′
3.00
8
2.00
-
2.50
-
P. Hurtado
Midfielder
3.00
-
Rúben
Midfielder
75′
3.00
33
Bebe
Striker
2.00
-

Substitutes

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Gustavo Munúa
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
 - 
23
 - 
8
Marko Bakić
Midfielder
77′
 - 
10
3.50
17
 - 
30
3.50

Substitutes

 - 
-
2.50
-
2.50
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Romeu
Midfielder
68′
 - 
-
Rui Miguel
Midfielder
75′ 78′
 - 
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Caetano
Striker

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Yellow Card
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  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
Group A Matchday 1
Times In IST
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Jonathan Jonathan
Striker
Salzburg
11 2
Jermain Defoe Jermain Defoe
Striker
Toronto FC
7 1
Alexander Meier Alexander Meier
Midfielder
Eintracht Frankfurt
7 1
Paco Alcácer Paco Alcácer
Striker
Valencia
7 0
Kevin Gameiro Kevin Gameiro
Striker
Sevilla
6 0