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Fiorentina fire blanks at Paços Ferreira

Published: Thursday 28 November 2013, 23.50CET
FC Paços de Ferreira 0-0 ACF Fiorentina
A draw in their final fixture against FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk will secure the Viola top spot in Group E after a goalless stalemate in Portugal.
by Pedro Marques
from Estádio D. Afonso Henriques
Fiorentina fire blanks at Paços Ferreira
Paços Ferreira's Rúben Ribeiro (L) competes with Fiorentina's Nenad Tomović ©AFP/Getty Images
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Published: Thursday 28 November 2013, 23.50CET

Fiorentina fire blanks at Paços Ferreira

FC Paços de Ferreira 0-0 ACF Fiorentina
A draw in their final fixture against FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk will secure the Viola top spot in Group E after a goalless stalemate in Portugal.

ACF Fiorentina require at least a draw in their final fixture against FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk to decide who will top UEFA Europa League Group E after the Viola drew 0-0 at FC Paços de Ferreira.

Fiorentina had already qualified and their heavily rotated squad never really found their rhythm in northern Portugal. Though they secured a draw that keeps them one point clear at the summit, they lost their 100% record in the section.

With Paços Ferreira out of contention for a place in the last 32, the game started at a slow tempo. Ignoring their guests' form and reputation, the hosts set about proving their own credentials – Rúben Ribeiro curling an early shot wide after skilfully beating his marker. Encouraged, Paços Ferreira pushed forward and almost scored seven minutes later. Ribeiro turned provider, setting up Bébé, but the former Manchester United FC forward fired at Gustavo Munúa when a goal looked certain.

Vicenzo Montella's charges had troubled Paços Ferreira goalkeeper António Filipe only from a Matías Fernández free-kick in the first half, and after the interval they endeavoured to put that right. A more intense Viola kicked off the second half, pressing high and pinning Paços in their own half.

Despite the improvement, chances remained at a premium. Juan Cuadrado tested Filipe, yet only Alberto Aquilani's fine 75th-minute header brought the away fans from Italy to their feet. At the other end Manuel José threatened to snatch a victory, but a strong Munúa palm kept it honours even.

Last updated: 30/11/13 0.05CET

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Lineups

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Paços Ferreira

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Fiorentina

45
FilipeAntónio Filipe (GK)
78
MunúaGustavo Munúa (GK)
2
Tiago ValenteTiago Valente
Yellow Card79
3
AlonsoMarcos Alonso
7
Rúben RibeiroRúben Ribeiro
Substitution71
4
RoncagliaFacundo Roncaglia
8
André LeãoAndré Leão
5
CompperMarvin Compper (C)
19
RicardoRicardo
8
BakićMarko Bakić
Yellow Card20
Substitution46
22
Hélder LopesHélder Lopes
10
AquilaniAlberto Aquilani
33
TiagoTiago
Substitution59
14
FernándezMatías Fernández
80
TonyTony
21
AmbrosiniMassimo Ambrosini
Substitution62
81
Manuel JoséManuel José
30
Ryder MatosRyder Matos
88
SeriJean Michel Seri
Substitution90+2
40
TomovićNenad Tomović
96
Filipe AnunciaçãoFilipe Anunciação (C)
72
IličićJosip Iličić
Substitution74

Substitutes

1
DegraMatias Degra (GK)
1
NetoNeto (GK)
4
RomeuMarcos Romeu
Substitution90+2
7
PizarroDavid Pizarro
Substitution46
Yellow Card69
9
IrobisoChristian Irobiso
11
CuadradoJuan Cuadrado
Substitution62
11
CaetanoRui Caetano
15
SavićStefan Savić
15
GrégoryGrégory
31
CapezziLeonardo Capezzi
16
HurtadoPaolo Hurtado
Substitution59
38
FazziNicolo Fazzi
20
Sérgio OliveiraSérgio Oliveira
Substitution71
77
YakovenkoOlexandr Yakovenko
Substitution74

Coach

Henrique Calisto (POR) Vincenzo Montella (ITA)

Referee

Eitan Shemeulevitch (ISR)

Assistant referees

Danny Krasikow (ISR), Nissan Davidy (ISR)

Fourth official

Amihay Yehoshua Mozes (ISR)

Additional assistant referees

Eli Hacmon (ISR), Ziv Adler (ISR)

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