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Capdevila equaliser frustrates Fiorentina

Published: Friday 26 October 2007, 0.40CET
Villarreal CF 1-1 ACF Fiorentina
Joan Capdevila equalised with two minutes to go to salvage a point for the Yellow Submarine in Group C.

Match statistics

VillarrealFiorentina

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
4
Attempts off target2
 
1
Corners2
 
5
Offsides0
2
Fouls committed10
 
23
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 26 October 2007, 0.40CET

Capdevila equaliser frustrates Fiorentina

Villarreal CF 1-1 ACF Fiorentina
Joan Capdevila equalised with two minutes to go to salvage a point for the Yellow Submarine in Group C.

Joan Capdevila's late equaliser ensured Villarreal CF avoided defeat in their first UEFA Cup Group C game at home to ACF Fiorentina.

Timely levelled
Former Club Atlético de Madrid striker Christian Vieri scored on his return to Spain just after half-time, but with two minutes left Capdevila headed in Giuseppe Rossi's free-kick. It leaves this pair dead level with the other teams in action in the group tonight, AEK Athens FC and IF Elfsborg, who also drew 1-1.

Lively start
Both of these sides have begun their domestic season well but it was the team third in Serie A who began the game in the more lively fashion. Within ten minutes Diego López had been forced to save superbly from both Adrian Mutu and Fabio Liverani while Vieri volleyed wide. Villarreal, second in the Primera División, responded and Jon Dahl Tomasson's far-post header made Fiorentina goalkeeper Sébastien Frey punch away.

Fiorentina strike
The game settled down until half-time but three minutes into the second period the visitors were ahead. Mutu laid the ball across the edge of the area and Vieri tucked his shot underneath López. Mutu then thought he had made it 2-0 after a cross-shot went in at the far post, but his effort was ruled out for offside.

Rossi creates
Villarreal now searched for an equaliser and Ángel López went close with a dipping volley before Rossi saw his curling free-kick avoid everybody in the area and drift just wide of the far post. But Rossi had greater luck with his dead-ball service as time ran out, his cross from the right perfect for Capdevila to send a glancing header into the corner of the net.

Last updated: 26/10/07 11.43CET

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Lineups

villarreal

Villarreal

fiorentina

Fiorentina

13
Diego LópezDiego López (GK)
1
FreySébastien Frey (GK)
5
CapdevilaJoan Capdevila
Yellow Card21
Goal88
21
UjfalušiTomáš Ujfaluši
Yellow Card89
18
Ángel LópezÁngel López
3
DainelliDario Dainelli (C)
4
GodínDiego Godín
2
KrøldrupPer Krøldrup
20
Fabricio FuentesFabricio Fuentes
17
BalzarettiFederico Balzaretti
10
CaniCani
Substitution64
8
PazienzaMichele Pazienza
Yellow Card19
6
JosicoJosico
Substitution63
11
LiveraniFabio Liverani
19
SennaMarcos Senna (C)
22
KuzmanovićZdravko Kuzmanović
Substitution74
14
FernándezMatías Fernández
20
JørgensenMartin Jørgensen
Substitution58
11
TomassonJon Dahl Tomasson
Substitution79
10
MutuAdrian Mutu
22
RossiGiuseppe Rossi
32
VieriChristian Vieri
Goal48
Substitution65

Substitutes

1
VieraSebastián Viera (GK)
12
LupatelliCristiano Lupatelli (GK)
3
JosemiJosemi
4
DonadelMarco Donadel
Substitution74
7
PirèsRobert Pirès
Substitution79
5
GamberiniAlessandro Gamberini
8
Santi CazorlaSanti Cazorla
Substitution63
9
Osvaldo Pablo Osvaldo
Substitution65
12
CyganPascal Cygan
13
Vanden BorreAnthony Vanden Borre
Substitution58
Yellow Card85
15
Nihat KahveciNihat Kahveci
Substitution64
23
PasqualManuel Pasqual
24
MavubaRio Mavuba
29
PazziniGiampaolo Pazzini

Coach

Manuel Pellegrini (CHI) Cesare Prandelli (ITA)

Referee

Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)

Assistant referees

Eric Dansault (FRA), Laurent Ugo (FRA)

Fourth official

Philippe Malige (FRA)

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