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Group stage - Group E

Paços Ferreira - Fiorentina
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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
 

Match statistics

Paços Ferreira
Fiorentina

0

Goals scored

0

43

Possession (%)

57

5

Total attempts

10

2

on target

2

2

off target

5

1

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

9

1

Offsides

3

1

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

14

14

Fouls suffered

10

385

Passes

522

303

completed

456

Lineups

paços ferreira

Paços Ferreira

fiorentina

Fiorentina

45Filipe (GK)78Munúa (GK)
2Tiago Valente
Yellow Card79
3Alonso
7Rúben Ribeiro
Substitution71
4Roncaglia
8André Leão5Compper (C)
19Ricardo8Bakić
Yellow Card20
Substitution46
22Hélder Lopes10Aquilani
33Bébé
Substitution59
14Fernández
80Tony21Ambrosini
Substitution62
81Manuel José30Ryder Matos
88Seri
Substitution90+2
40Tomović
96Filipe Anunciação (C)72Iličić
Substitution74

Substitutes

1Degra (GK)1Neto (GK)
4Romeu
Substitution90+2
7Pizarro
Substitution46
Yellow Card69
9Irobiso11Cuadrado
Substitution62
11Caetano15Savić
15Grégory31Capezzi
16Hurtado
Substitution59
38Fazzi
20Sérgio Oliveira
Substitution71
77Yakovenko
Substitution74

Coaches

Henrique Calisto (POR) Vincenzo Montella (ITA)

Referee

Eitan Shemeulevitch (ISR)

Press kits

Last updated: 28/11/2013 23:04 CET

Standings

Last updated: 29/11/2013 09:14 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
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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