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Clinical Viola cruise past Elfsborg

Published: Thursday 8 November 2007, 23.30CET
ACF Fiorentina 6-1 IF Elfsborg Franco Semioli was at his scheming best as he helped inspire Fiorentina to a comprehesive win in Florence.

Match statistics

FiorentinaElfsborg

Goals scored6
 
1
Attempts on target8
 
3
Attempts off target12
 
3
Corners5
 
7
Offsides1
 
3
Fouls committed5
 
8
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 8 November 2007, 23.30CET

Clinical Viola cruise past Elfsborg

ACF Fiorentina 6-1 IF Elfsborg Franco Semioli was at his scheming best as he helped inspire Fiorentina to a comprehesive win in Florence.

ACF Fiorentina moved to the top of UEFA Cup Group C with a convincing defeat of IF Elfsborg.

Jørgensen double
The Viola lead Villarreal CF on goal difference, the two sides on four points having drawn their opening encounter before wins today. Martin Jørgensen put Fiorentina after just four minutes before Christian Vieri doubled their advantage a minute later. Stefan Ishizaki scored just before the break to give the visitors a fighting chance but two goals in three second-half minutes from Marco Donadel and Per Krøldrup killed off the game before Jørgensen and Samuele Di Carmine completed Elfsborg's humbling.

Early goals
Fiorentina, who have yet to lose a game this season, scored from their first attack of the game. Franco Semioli crossed into the area and Jørgensen rifled a fierce 16-metre shot into the top-right corner for his first goal of the season. And the visitors were two down within a minute, Pablo Daniel Osvaldo's pass allowing Vieri to score with a carbon copy of Jørgensen's strike for a team who had drawn all their previous three 2007/08 UEFA Cup ties 1-1, edging to this stage on penalties against FC Groningen.

Donadel rocket
Elfsborg gave themselves a lifeline five minutes before half-time when Johan Karlsson's searching pass found Ishizaki, who scored with a low shot from 12 metres. After the break, though, Cesare Prandelli's side took control, Donadel's stunning long-range strike on 62 minutes a prelude to Elfsborg's collapse.

Semioli impact
Krøldrup's headed in Semioli's pinpoint cross within three minutes and the scorer turned creator on 78 minutes when he picked out Jørgensen, who doubled his tally with ease. Di Carmine, who had only been on the pitch for five minutes, then connected with another Semioli cross to complete a memorable European night in Tuscany.

Last updated: 09/11/07 9.59CET

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Lineups

fiorentina

Fiorentina

elfsborg

Elfsborg

1
FreySébastien Frey (GK)
30
WilandJohan Wiland (GK)
13
Vanden BorreAnthony Vanden Borre
Substitution69
5
AnderssonMartin Andersson (C)
21
UjfalušiTomáš Ujfaluši (C)
22
AugustssonAndreas Augustsson
2
KrøldrupPer Krøldrup
Goal65
19
BjörckFredrik Björck
17
BalzarettiFederico Balzaretti
4
KarlssonJohan Karlsson
7
SemioliFranco Semioli
11
MobaeckDaniel Mobaeck
Substitution81
4
DonadelMarco Donadel
Yellow Card55
Goal62
8
A. SvenssonAnders Svensson
8
PazienzaMichele Pazienza
7
IlolaJari Ilola
20
JørgensenMartin Jørgensen
Goal4
Goal78
24
IshizakiStefan Ishizaki
Yellow Card36
Goal41
9
Osvaldo Pablo Osvaldo
Substitution63
6
AlexanderssonDaniel Alexandersson
Substitution77
32
VieriChristian Vieri
Goal5
Substitution82
17
KeeneJames Keene
Substitution21

Substitutes

12
LupatelliCristiano Lupatelli (GK)
1
HassanAbbas Hassan (GK)
3
DainelliDario Dainelli
2
FlorénMathias Florén
23
PasqualManuel Pasqual
Substitution69
18
Falk-olanderMarcus Falk-olander
22
KuzmanovićZdravko Kuzmanović
Substitution63
20
BajramiEmir Bajrami
Substitution81
11
LiveraniFabio Liverani
27
EresDaniel Eres
27
Di CarmineSamuel Di Carmine
Substitution82
Goal87
14
AvdicDenni Avdic
Substitution77
29
PazziniGiampaolo Pazzini
9
Mathias SvenssonMathias Svensson
Substitution21

Coach

Cesare Prandelli (ITA) Magnus Haglund (SWE)

Referee

Selçuk Dereli (TUR)

Assistant referees

Mustafa Eyisoy (TUR), Çem Satman (TUR)

Fourth official

Özgüç Türkalp (TUR)

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