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Fiorentina flying after Paços Ferreira triumph

Published: Thursday 19 September 2013, 21.20CET
ACF Fiorentina 3-0 FC Paços de Ferreira
Goals from Gonzalo Rodríguez, Ryder Matos and Giuseppe Rossi gave Vincenzo Montella's Viola a perfect start in Group E.
by Ben Gladwell
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Published: Thursday 19 September 2013, 21.20CET

Fiorentina flying after Paços Ferreira triumph

ACF Fiorentina 3-0 FC Paços de Ferreira
Goals from Gonzalo Rodríguez, Ryder Matos and Giuseppe Rossi gave Vincenzo Montella's Viola a perfect start in Group E.

ACF Fiorentina surged to the top of UEFA Europa League Group E with a convincing 3-0 win against FC Paços de Ferreira on a balmy night in Tuscany.

Gonzalo Rodríguez gave Vincenzo Montella's side the lead after 30 minutes before second-half strikes from debutant Ryder Matos and the more experienced Giuseppe Rossi asserted the Viola's superiority over a side who have lost all their competitive fixtures this season.

Spending most of the time on the attack, the hosts went close to opening the scoring when Marcos Alonso's shot from the edge of the area took a wicked deflection, almost looping over goalkeeper Matias Degra, who just managed to turn the ball behind for a corner.

The danger was not averted there, however, as Rossi's corner was met at the near post by Rodríguez, whose headed flick was enough to guide the ball in. The first threat to the Fiorentina goal came with little over five minutes of the first half remaining when Christian Irobiso turned and missed the target from just outside the area.

A similar turn from Irobiso inside the area – with the same outcome – hinted at a Paços revival, but the visitors capitulated when Matos' first touch in a Viola shirt proved decisive. The substitute, introduced barely a minute earlier, wasted no time opening his account, turning Borja Valero's shot in off the far post.

Provider of the first goal, Rossi got in on the act himself to make it three and banish any lingering doubts with a well-placed left-footed shot. His 17th UEFA Europa League goal, it gave the 2007/08 semi-finalists a solid start to their 2013/14 campaign.

Last updated: 07/10/14 3.19CET

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Lineups

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Fiorentina

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Paços Ferreira

1
NetoNeto (GK)
1
DegraMatias Degra (GK)
2
Gonzalo RodríguezGonzalo Rodríguez
Goal30
7
Rúben RibeiroRúben Ribeiro
Substitution75
3
AlonsoMarcos Alonso
Yellow Card56
8
André LeãoAndré Leão
Yellow Card9
5
CompperMarvin Compper
9
IrobisoChristian Irobiso
7
PizarroDavid Pizarro (C)
16
HurtadoPaolo Hurtado
14
FernándezMatías Fernández
17
Nuno SantosNuno Santos
17
JoaquínJoaquín
Substitution66
19
RicardoRicardo
20
Borja ValeroBorja Valero
33
TiagoTiago
21
AmbrosiniMassimo Ambrosini
Substitution58
80
TonyTony
Substitution68
40
TomovićNenad Tomović
88
SeriJean Michel Seri
Yellow Card60
Substitution68
49
RossiGiuseppe Rossi
Goal76
Substitution77
96
Filipe AnunciaçãoFilipe Anunciação (C)

Substitutes

78
MunúaGustavo Munúa (GK)
45
FilipeAntónio Filipe (GK)
4
RoncagliaFacundo Roncaglia
4
RomeuMarcos Romeu
Substitution68
8
BakićMarko Bakić
Substitution77
10
Rui MiguelRui Miguel
Substitution75
Yellow Card78
10
AquilaniAlberto Aquilani
Substitution58
Yellow Card62
11
CaetanoRui Caetano
23
PasqualManuel Pasqual
15
GrégoryGrégory
30
Ryder MatosRyder Matos
Substitution66
Goal67
Yellow Card68
27
Rodrigo AntônioRodrigo Antônio
Substitution68
77
YakovenkoOlexandr Yakovenko
81
Manuel JoséManuel José

Coach

Vincenzo Montella (ITA) Costinha (POR)

Referee

Kevin Blom (NED)

Assistant referees

Patrick Langkamp (NED), Berry Simons (NED)

Fourth official

Charles Schaap (NED)

Additional assistant referees

Danny Makkelie (NED), Tom van Sichem (NED)

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