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Fluid Fiorentina power past Pandurii

Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 23.55CET
ACF Fiorentina 3-0 CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu
Excellent first-half goals from Joaquín and Ryder Matos sent the Viola on their way to a comfortable victory, maintaining their perfect start in Group E.
Fluid Fiorentina power past Pandurii
Spanish winger Joaquín opened the scoring for Fiorentina ©AFP/Getty Images
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Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 23.55CET

Fluid Fiorentina power past Pandurii

ACF Fiorentina 3-0 CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu
Excellent first-half goals from Joaquín and Ryder Matos sent the Viola on their way to a comfortable victory, maintaining their perfect start in Group E.

ACF Fiorentina are in a commanding position in Group E after easing to a 3-0 victory against CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Wonderful individual goals from Joaquín and Ryder Matos had in-form Fiorentina comfortable at half-time, before Juan Cuadrado added the final flourish midway through the second period. The Viola thus made it three wins from three to stay three points clear of FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk at the UEFA Europa League Group E summit.

Cristian Pustai's side started well in Florence, with the crossbar denying Eric Pereira a second-minute opener and Neto proving his worth by palming Bogdan Ungurușan's shot past a post. Despite Pandurii's pressure, though, the hosts broke the deadlock on 26 minutes. Joaquín turned away from his marker, flicked beyond a second challenger and rounded goalkeeper Răzvan Stanca before tucking in.

Eight minutes later, Fiorentina doubled their advantage after Matos stole possession on the left and burst into the box. He lost balance slightly under a challenge but quickly recovered to neatly slip the ball into an empty net with the outside of his boot.

Pustai made two changes for the second half, trying to field a more attacking team, and Eric Pereira soon had a goalbound shot well blocked by Nenad Tomović. But, as in the first half, Fiorentina shattered the visitors' optimism, grabbing a third on 69 minutes when substitute Cuadrado collected a pass from Olexandr Yakovenko down the right and drilled in from the angle.

A Yakovenko header, a Matías Fernández free-kick and a stunning solo run from Cuadrado all ended with the frame of the goal being struck as Fiorentina saw out the match adding further proof of their calibre.

Last updated: 26/10/13 0.05CET

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Lineups

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Fiorentina

pandurii

Pandurii

1
NetoNeto (GK)
33
StancaRăzvan Stanca (GK)
2
Gonzalo RodríguezGonzalo Rodríguez (C)
Substitution64
4
MomčilovićMarko Momčilović
3
AlonsoMarcos Alonso
5
ChristouParaskevas Christou (C)
5
CompperMarvin Compper
Yellow Card66
9
Alex dos SantosAlex dos Santos
Substitution46
8
BakićMarko Bakić
18
UngurușanBogdan Ungurușan
14
FernándezMatías Fernández
Yellow Card48
19
AntonPaul Anton
Yellow Card56
17
JoaquínJoaquín
Goal26
21
EricoErico
20
Borja ValeroBorja Valero
Substitution73
24
Eric PereiraEric Pereira
Substitution80
30
Ryder MatosRyder Matos
Goal34
Substitution60
28
BreeveldNicandro Breeveld
Yellow Card88
40
TomovićNenad Tomović
90
CiucurAlexandru Ciucur
Substitution46
77
YakovenkoOlexandr Yakovenko
99
MatulevičiusDeivydas Matulevičius
Yellow Card76

Substitutes

78
MunúaGustavo Munúa (GK)
80
Pedro MingotePedro Mingote (GK)
4
RoncagliaFacundo Roncaglia
Substitution64
3
SipoSipo
10
AquilaniAlberto Aquilani
Substitution73
6
MameleIulian Mamele
11
CuadradoJuan Cuadrado
Substitution60
Goal69
Yellow Card73
7
BuleicăAlin Buleică
Substitution46
15
SavićStefan Savić
8
CristeaVirgil Cristea
23
PasqualManuel Pasqual
22
DistéfanoDavid Distéfano
Substitution80
49
RossiGiuseppe Rossi
26
NicoarăViorel Nicoară
Substitution46

Coach

Vincenzo Montella (ITA) Cristian Pustai (ROU)

Referee

Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)

Assistant referees

Ondřej Pelikán (CZE), Patrik Filipek (CZE)

Fourth official

Krystof Mencl (CZE)

Additional assistant referees

Petr Ardeleanu (CZE), Radek Příhoda (CZE)

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