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Artful Viola flourish in Florence

Published: Thursday 5 November 2009, 0.42CET
ACF Fiorentina 5-2 Debreceni VSC
The impressive Serie A team moved within touching distance of a place in the last 16 with a five-star display at the Artemio Franchi.
by Richard Aikman
from Stadio Artemio Franchi

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Match statistics

FiorentinaDebrecen

Goals scored5
 
2
Attempts on target13
 
5
Attempts off target5
 
3
Corners6
 
3
Offsides3
 
4
Fouls committed10
 
18
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 5 November 2009, 0.42CET

Artful Viola flourish in Florence

ACF Fiorentina 5-2 Debreceni VSC
The impressive Serie A team moved within touching distance of a place in the last 16 with a five-star display at the Artemio Franchi.

ACF Fiorentina moved within sight of the UEFA Champions League knockout stages with an entertaining victory against Debreceni VSC.

Ruthless diplay
Although Gergely Rudolf gave the visitors brief hope by cancelling out Adrian Mutu's opener, Cesare Prandelli's men ran amok in the second half. Marco Marchionni, Riccardo Montolivo, Dario Dainelli and Alberto Gilardino all found the net to take the Serie A side second in Group E, a point behind Olympique Lyonnais who drew 1-1 with Liverpool FC. While Fiorentina and Debrecen had traded seven goals in Budapest two weeks before, it was difficult to envisage a similar scenario here at half-time, but inspired by substitute Montolivo, the Viola emerged with new purpose and even Adamo Coulibaly, whose header made it 4-2, was denied the final word.

Dainelli header
Visiting coach András Herczeg had decided to pack his midfield yet it did not take Fiorentina long to breach the Hungarian champions' defences. Mutu had his first shot on target within five minutes after dancing past Luis Ramos and Ádám Komlósi. The Romanian's effort was blocked, but from the resulting corner Manuel Pasqual picked out Dainelli who headed just wide; Komlósi also went down with a head injury that prompted his substitution.

Mutu strike
The hosts sensed confusion in Debrecen's ranks and began to test their guests down the flanks. Juan Vargas fired a warning after skilfully chesting down Zoltán Szélesi's clearance and shooting first time from 20 metres. That attempt may have flown centimetres wide but moments later Fiorentina were ahead. Marco Donadel released Marchionni down the right and the winger crossed invitingly for Mutu, who nodded at full stretch past Djordje Pantić.

Gilardino chance
Although the away team created half-chances on the break, with Rudolf and Péter Czvitkovics troubling Vlada Avramov, Fiorentina's goalkeeper was enjoying a quiet competition debut until Debrecen equalised. Pantić had just watched Gilardino's looping header from a Vargas corner clip the top of the bar when Debrecen surged forward down the left. Leandro sent over a deep cross and Rudolf evaded Per Krøldrup to steer in at the far post.

Dainelli header
The equaliser forced Fiorentina to up the tempo and Gilardino soon elicited a fine stop from Pantić on the turn. The Italy striker threatened again shortly after the restart, directing Pasqual's assist over before teeing up Mutu, whose shot was saved, with a clever back-heel. As the Tuscan outfit turned the screw, Montolivo's strike from distance was again kept out by Pantić, yet the sustained spell of pressure told when Dainelli leapt to head in Gianluca Comotto's cross.

Quick strikes
Fiorentina now had the bit between their teeth and netted twice more in the space of three minutes. Montolivo arrived unmarked at the far post to connect with Vargas's dangerous delivery, and with Debrecen exposed Marchionni stole in to score following a quick exchange between Mutu and Gilardino. Not to be completely undone, Debrecen gave themselves hope on 70 minutes, Coulibaly heading in Péter Szakály's centre. However, Gilardino restored the three-goal cushion within four minutes, glancing in a Vargas free-kick to round off a highly enjoyable evening for the Viola.

Last updated: 27/11/12 4.04CET

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Lineups

fiorentina

Fiorentina

debrecen

Debrecen

35
AvramovVlada Avramov (GK)
12
PantićDjordje Pantić (GK)
3
DainelliDario Dainelli (C)
Yellow Card28
Goal52
4
LeandroLeandro (C)
4
DonadelMarco Donadel
6
Luis RamosLuis Ramos
Yellow Card27
Substitution53
5
GamberiniAlessandro Gamberini
Substitution33
10
BodnárLászló Bodnár
6
Vargas Juan Vargas
Substitution77
14
RudolfGergely Rudolf
Goal38
10
MutuAdrian Mutu
Goal14
16
KomlósiÁdám Komlósi
Substitution10
11
GilardinoAlberto Gilardino
Goal74
21
FodorMarcell Fodor
15
ZanettiCristiano Zanetti
Substitution46
25
SzelesiZoltán Szélesi
23
PasqualManuel Pasqual
33
VargaJózsef Varga
25
ComottoGianluca Comotto
77
CzvitkovicsPéter Czvitkovics
32
MarchionniMarco Marchionni
Goal61
86
Z. LaczkóZsolt Laczkó
Substitution65

Substitutes

90
SeculinAndrea Seculin (GK)
1
PoleksićVukašin Poleksić (GK)
2
KrøldrupPer Krøldrup
Substitution33
7
DombiTibor Dombi
9
CastilloJosé Ignacio Castillo
22
BernáthCsaba Bernáth
18
MontolivoRiccardo Montolivo
Substitution46
Goal59
30
KissZoltán Kiss
Substitution10
19
GobbiMassimo Gobbi
39
CoulibalyAdamo Coulibaly
Substitution53
Goal70
24
SantanaMario Santana
Substitution77
55
SzakályPéter Szakály
Substitution65
29
De SilvestriLorenzo De Silvestri
81
KatonaAttila Katona

Coach

Cesare Prandelli (ITA) András Herczeg (HUN)

Referee

Manuel Mejuto González (ESP)

Assistant referees

Jesús Calvo Guadamuro (ESP), Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar (ESP)

Fourth official

Bernardino González Vázquez (ESP)

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