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Fiorentina through with Prague draw

Published: Thursday 28 August 2008, 0.17CET
SK Slavia Praha 0-0 ACF Fiorentina (agg: 0-2)
A goalless draw was enough for the Italian side to make the group stage for the first time since 1999.
by Josef Ladislav
from Prague
Fiorentina through with Prague draw
Fiorentina's Alessandro Gamberini and Dario Dainelli embrace after sealing qualification ©Getty Images

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Published: Thursday 28 August 2008, 0.17CET

Fiorentina through with Prague draw

SK Slavia Praha 0-0 ACF Fiorentina (agg: 0-2)
A goalless draw was enough for the Italian side to make the group stage for the first time since 1999.

ACF Fiorentina safely negotiated their passage to the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time since 1999/2000 with a goalless draw at SK Slavia Praha.

Lead preserved
The Italian side had won the home leg 2-0 a fortnight ago and managed to protect their lead, meaning Europe's élite club competition will be without a Czech team this season after AC Sparta Praha were knocked out by Panathinaikos FC on Tuesday.

Changed lineup
Home coach Karel Jarolím made six changes from the side defeated in Italy while Fiorentina stuck to a similar lineup, with only Romania forward Adrian Mutu – the first goalscorer in Florence, who had since dislocated his elbow on international duty – and Denmark defender Per Krøldrup not starting. The visitors looked the better team in the opening exchanges and created several chances. Mario Alberto Santana went close after meeting a 19th-minute corner but was denied by home goalkeeper Martin Vaniak.

Few chances
The Slavia custodian was forced into further action just after the half-hour, touching a Felipe Melo de Carvalho shot on to the crossbar. The Czech titleholders came back strongly after the break as both Zdeněk Šenkeřík and Dušan Švento were introduced to good effect. Tijani Belaid and Erich Brabec were guilty of near misses yet Slavia were simply unable break the deadlock. At the other end, Alberto Gilardino raced clear but Matej Krajčík got back just in time and the game ended in stalemate. Slavia will now seek to impress on the continental stage in the UEFA Cup while the Viola can look forward to Thursday's group stage draw.

Last updated: 28/08/08 2.05CET

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Lineups

slavia praha

Slavia Praha

fiorentina

Fiorentina

28
VaniakMartin Vaniak (GK)
1
FreySébastien Frey (GK)
19
KrajčíkMatěj Krajčík
14
ZauriLuciano Zauri
3
BrabecErich Brabec (C)
5
GamberiniAlessandro Gamberini
17
SuchýMarek Suchý
3
DainelliDario Dainelli (C)
5
ŠiklićRonald Šiklić
6
Vargas Juan Manuel Vargas
21
BelaidTijani Belaid
22
KuzmanovićZdravko Kuzmanović
Substitution63
8
JandaPetr Janda
Substitution46
88
Felipe MeloFelipe Melo
2
TavaresMickaël Tavares
19
GobbiMassimo Gobbi
Yellow Card74
26
J. ČernýJaroslav Černý
Substitution71
24
SantanaMario Santana
9
ToleskiGoce Toleski
Substitution46
11
GilardinoAlberto Gilardino
Substitution79
24
NecidTomáš Necid
9
Osvaldo Pablo Osvaldo
Substitution71

Substitutes

22
DivišJakub Diviš (GK)
13
StorariMarco Storari (GK)
4
HubáčekDavid Hubáček
2
KrøldrupPer Krøldrup
7
CisseAmadou Cisse
4
DonadelMarco Donadel
Substitution63
10
JarolímMarek Jarolím
Substitution71
7
SemioliFranco Semioli
14
ŠenkeříkZdeněk Šenkeřík
Substitution46
8
JovetićStevan Jovetić
Substitution71
18
ŠventoDušan Švento
Substitution46
29
PazziniGiampaolo Pazzini
Substitution79
30
LitteriGianluca Litteri
30
Sergio AlmirónSergio Almirón

Coach

Karel Jarolím (CZE) Cesare Prandelli (ITA)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution