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Group stage - Group E

Dnipro - Fiorentina
1-2
 

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Ambrosini downs Dnipro as Viola take control

Published: Thursday 3 October 2013, 22.59CET
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1-2 ACF Fiorentina
Massimo Ambrosini snatched the winner in Ukraine to ensure the Viola earned a three-point lead in Group E to take control of the section.
Ambrosini downs Dnipro as Viola take control
Gonzalo Rodríguez takes the acclaim after his goal for Fiorentina ©AFP/Getty Images
 

Match statistics

Dnipro
Fiorentina

1

Goals scored

2

45

Possession (%)

55

15

Total attempts

8

5

on target

5

5

off target

2

5

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

9

Corners

2

3

Offsides

2

0

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

1

12

Fouls committed

19

17

Fouls suffered

12

285

Passes

379

189

completed

279

Lineups

dnipro

Dnipro

fiorentina

Fiorentina

71Boyko (GK)1Neto (GK)
3Mazuch2Gonzalo Rodríguez
Goal53
5Mandzyuk
Substitution79
3Alonso
6Kankava4Roncaglia
10Konoplyanka5Compper
11Seleznyov
Goal57
7Pizarro (C)
Yellow Card56
Red Card86
14Cheberyachko8Bakić
Yellow Card15
Substitution54
17Strinić11Cuadrado
Yellow Card54
Substitution77
18Zozulya14Fernández
Substitution85
29Rotan (C)21Ambrosini
Goal73
44Fedetskiy
Substitution58
30Ryder Matos

Substitutes

16Laštůvka (GK)78Munúa (GK)
19Kobakhidze15Savić
20Bruno Gama
Substitution79
17Joaquín
Substitution77
23Douglas20Borja Valero
Substitution54
28Shakhov35Madrigali
89Politylo37Gulin
99Matheus
Substitution58
40Tomović
Substitution85

Coaches

Juande Ramos (ESP) Vincenzo Montella (ITA)

Referee

Szymon Marciniak (POL)

Press kits

Last updated: 03/10/2013 23:15 CET

Standings

Last updated: 04/10/2013 08:06 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
Published: Thursday 3 October 2013, 22.59CET

Ambrosini downs Dnipro as Viola take control

FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1-2 ACF Fiorentina
Massimo Ambrosini snatched the winner in Ukraine to ensure the Viola earned a three-point lead in Group E to take control of the section.

ACF Fiorentina took the initiative in Group E by defeating FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in a Ukrainian snowstorm to break clear in the section.

Both victors on matchday one, it appeared the duo would stay locked together at the top of the section after Gonzalo Rodríguez and Yevhen Seleznyov traded second-half penalties. However, Massimo Ambrosini timed his run perfectly to head in a 73rd-minute winner which took the Viola three points clear ahead of back-to-back games with CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu.

With sleet and snow blowing into the players' faces at kick-off, and standing water on the pitch, it was clear this game would not be littered with slick passing and flowing football. However, it was the hosts who adapted quicker to the climactic tumult and Viola goalkeeper Neto was the first victim, seeing a low cross slip out of his grasp and straight into the path of Yevhen Konoplyanka, only for Rodríguez's last-gasp intervention to save the visitors. A barnstorming run from Seleznyov then took the forward clear, but his low shot was denied by Neto.

Fiorentina offered very little before the break, yet their situation improved after the restart when Ruslan Rotan bundled over Ryder Matos in the area, allowing Rodríguez to score his second goal of the group stage. The lead lasted just four minutes as the referee pointed to the spot following David Pizarro's handball and Seleznyov made no mistake.

Only Denys Boyko's fingertips kept out Juan Cuadrado's spectacular effort from range, but Fiorentina were not to be denied as substitute Borja Valero picked out Ambrosini to bury the winner for Vincenzo Montella's men, who hung on for the success despite David Pizarro's late red card.

Last updated: 05/10/13 0.02CET

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