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Fiorentina sink Dnipro to top Group E

Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 20.53CET
ACF Fiorentina 2-1 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Joaquín and Juan Cuadrado got the goals as the Viola came from behind to secure a victory which sewed up top spot in Group E.
Fiorentina sink Dnipro to top Group E
Fiorentina goalscorer Joaquín (right) and Juan Cuadrado celebrate ©Getty Images
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Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 20.53CET

Fiorentina sink Dnipro to top Group E

ACF Fiorentina 2-1 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Joaquín and Juan Cuadrado got the goals as the Viola came from behind to secure a victory which sewed up top spot in Group E.

ACF Fiorentina came from behind to see off FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in Florence and ensure they progress into the round of 32 as Group E winners.

With both sides already guaranteed qualification before matchday six, Juande Ramos's men looked set to usurp the section leaders when Yevhen Konoplyanka struck after 13 minutes. However, Joaquín headed Vincenzo Montella's charges level before Juan Cuadrado rifled in the winner 13 minutes from time to guarantee the Viola top spot in the group.

It was clear that first place was a priority in both camps as the teams came out firing. Massimo Ambrosini nodded over after five minutes for the hosts before Artem Fedetskiy drilled off target when unmarked in response. A lovely move brought the breakthrough as Konoplyanka jinked in from the left, played a slick one-two with Ruslan Rotan and curled the return pass artfully inside the far post.

The Viola roared back and Denys Boyko did excellently to deny Cuadrado's close-range effort before Ryder Matos headed over a flicked-on corner with the goal gaping. However, three minutes before the break, Cuadrado bought space on the right with a deft piece of skill and curled to the back post for Joaquín to thump in an equalising header.

Cuadrado fizzed an effort just wide after the interval before Ambrosini blasted over Boyko's punched clearance. The visitors showed they still had the capability to scare Fiorentina as Konoplyanka brought an excellent save out of Neto, but Cuadrado ultimately settled things, shifting the ball out of his feet before rifling into the bottom corner from 25 metres.

Last updated: 14/12/13 0.04CET

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Lineups

fiorentina

Fiorentina

dnipro

Dnipro

1
NetoNeto (GK)
71
BoykoDenys Boyko (GK)
2
Gonzalo RodríguezGonzalo Rodríguez
2
VladAlexandru Vlad
Substitution76
4
RoncagliaFacundo Roncaglia
Yellow Card40
5
MandzyukVitaliy Mandzyuk
11
CuadradoJuan Cuadrado
Goal77
Substitution81
6
KankavaJaba Kankava
14
FernándezMatías Fernández
Yellow Card25
Substitution70
10
KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
Goal13
15
SavićStefan Savić
14
CheberyachkoYevhen Cheberyachko
17
JoaquínJoaquín
Goal42
18
ZozulyaRoman Zozulya
20
Borja ValeroBorja Valero
20
Bruno GamaBruno Gama
Substitution63
21
AmbrosiniMassimo Ambrosini
Yellow Card22
29
RotanRuslan Rotan (C)
23
PasqualManuel Pasqual (C)
44
FedetskiyArtem Fedetskiy
30
Ryder MatosRyder Matos
Substitution76
89
PolityloSerhiy Politylo
Substitution69

Substitutes

78
MunúaGustavo Munúa (GK)
4
KravchenkoSerhiy Kravchenko
5
CompperMarvin Compper
7
KulakovDenys Kulakov
Substitution63
Yellow Card65
7
PizarroDavid Pizarro
Substitution70
9
N. KalinićNikola Kalinić
Substitution76
10
AquilaniAlberto Aquilani
Substitution81
11
SeleznyovYevhen Seleznyov
Substitution69
Yellow Card85
40
TomovićNenad Tomović
19
KobakhidzeAlexander Kobakhidze
49
RossiGiuseppe Rossi
91
VartsabaIgor Vartsaba (GK)
72
IličićJosip Iličić
Substitution76
97
BlyznychenkoAndriy Blyznychenko

Coach

Vincenzo Montella (ITA) Juande Ramos (ESP)

Referee

Artur Dias (POR)

Assistant referees

Rui Tavares (POR), Ricardo Santos (POR)

Fourth official

Nuno Pereira (POR)

Additional assistant referees

Manuel De Sousa (POR), Hugo Miguel (POR)

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