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Frey shows Fiorentina the way through

Published: Wednesday 12 March 2008, 23.10CET
Everton FC 2-0 ACF Fiorentina
(agg: 2-2, Fiorentina win 4-2 on penalties)

Heroics from Sébastien Frey helped the Viola progress.

Match statistics

EvertonFiorentina

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target9
 
3
Attempts off target12
 
6
Corners15
 
4
Offsides3
 
2
Fouls committed23
 
28
Yellow cards2
 
5
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 12 March 2008, 23.10CET

Frey shows Fiorentina the way through

Everton FC 2-0 ACF Fiorentina
(agg: 2-2, Fiorentina win 4-2 on penalties)

Heroics from Sébastien Frey helped the Viola progress.

Goalkeeper Sébastien Frey was ACF Fiorentina's hero, adding a penalty shoot-out save to several in regulation time as Everton FC's stirring two-goal UEFA Cup Round of 16 comeback came to nothing at Goodison Park.

Jagielka misery
Very much second best for the 90 minutes in Florence six days ago David Moyes's charges proved a different proposition on home turf with goals in either half from Andrew Johnson and Mikel Arteta. Frey prevented further damage, however, and the game lurched into extra time and then penalties where the Viola No1 denied Philip Jagielka. With Yakubu Ayegbeni already seeing his effort come back off the crossbar, it allowed Mario Alberto Santana to seal a 4-2 shoot-out success and Fiorentina's first European quarter-final since 1997.

Everton tenacity
For much of the game it had seemed like Everton's night as Andrew Johnson struck his fourth of the UEFA Cup campaign to reduce the arrears after only 16 minutes. Steven Pienaar's dangerous cross bounced awkwardly, and Frey could only push it into the path of Johnson, who bundled it over the line with his chest from point-blank range. It was good improvisation, and Frey displayed more soon after to get across his goal to turn Arteta's free-kick past the post.

Frey saves
Fortunately for Fiorentina, Frey was in inspired form. He denied Yakubu after the Nigerian international striker twisted and turned to create an opening before pulling off a brilliant save just before the interval to keep out Johnson's effort. Arteta followed up, squaring the ball for Yakubu to turn in, and though the assistant referee's flag was raised, the disappointment did not last too long.

Arteta strike
On 66 minutes Arteta levelled the aggregate scores, advancing towards the penalty area as the Viola defence backed off before unleashing a low, zipping shot that crept inside Frey's far post. Moments later the Viola keeper denied Yobo twice as the hosts resumed their onslaught, yet Fiorentina survived, forced extra time, and after Giampaolo Pazzini had twice gone close, penalties – the scene of Frey's final heroics.

Last updated: 08/04/08 17.46CET

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Lineups

everton

Everton

fiorentina

Fiorentina

24
HowardTim Howard (GK)
1
FreySébastien Frey (GK)
18
P. NevillePhil Neville (C)
21
UjfalušiTomáš Ujfaluši
4
YoboJoseph Yobo
Yellow Card74
3
DainelliDario Dainelli (C)
Yellow Card29
16
JagielkaPhil Jagielka
5
GamberiniAlessandro Gamberini
Yellow Card90
5
LescottJoleon Lescott
23
PasqualManuel Pasqual
20
PienaarSteven Pienaar
Substitution106 ET
22
KuzmanovićZdravko Kuzmanović
Substitution90+1
6
ArtetaMikel Arteta
Goal67
4
DonadelMarco Donadel
26
CarsleyLee Carsley
18
MontolivoRiccardo Montolivo
Yellow Card32
21
OsmanLeon Osman
20
JørgensenMartin Jørgensen
Yellow Card100 ET
Substitution106 ET
8
JohnsonAndrew Johnson
Goal16
Substitution119 ET
9
Osvaldo Pablo Osvaldo
22
YakubuAyegbeni Yakubu
Yellow Card80
32
VieriChristian Vieri
Substitution46

Substitutes

33
WesselsStefan Wessels (GK)
25
AvramovVlada Avramov (GK)
2
HibbertTony Hibbert
2
KrøldrupPer Krøldrup
3
BainesLeighton Baines
6
PotenzaAlessandro Potenza
10
GravesenThomas Gravesen
Substitution119 ET
19
GobbiMassimo Gobbi
Substitution90+1
19
Nuno ValenteNuno Valente
24
SantanaMario Santana
Substitution106 ET
28
AnichebeVictor Anichebe
Substitution106 ET
29
PazziniGiampaolo Pazzini
Substitution46
Yellow Card62
37
RodwellJack Rodwell
99
CaciaDaniele Cacia

Coach

David Moyes (SCO) Cesare Prandelli (ITA)

Referee

Eric Braamhaar (NED)

Assistant referees

Patrick Gerritsen (NED), Arend Brink (NED)

Fourth official

Björn Kuipers (NED)

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