Esbjerg Arena - Esbjerg 20/02/2014 - 19:00CET (19:00 local time)

Round of 32, First leg

Esbjerg - Fiorentina
1-3

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Fiorentina catch Esbjerg on the hop

Published: Thursday 20 February 2014, 21.00CET
Fiorentina catch Esbjerg on the hop 
Esbjerg reflect on difficult night ©AFP/Getty Images

ACF Fiorentina took a significant step towards the UEFA Europa League round of 16 with a 3-1 victory against Esbjerg fB in Denmark setting them up nicely for the return leg.

Cold and wet conditions welcomed the Viola to Esbjerg, but if the home side thought conditions might favour them, they soon found out otherwise as goals from Alessandro Matri, Josip Iličić and Alberto Aquilani epitomised a stylish first-half showing from the visitors. Esbjerg were briefly level through Martin Pušić and created further chances, but an assured tactical display from Fiorentina kept the hosts at bay after the break.

 

Lineups

esbjerg

Esbjerg

fiorentina

Fiorentina

40Dúbravka (GK)1Neto (GK)
3P. Ankersen4Roncaglia
4Drobo-Ampem
Yellow Card90
5Compper
6Lekven
Substitution72
10Aquilani
Goal37
Substitution76
10Lyng
Substitution46
14Fernández
Substitution65
19J. Ankersen15Savić
20Andreasen (C)
Substitution83
19Matri
Goal9
Substitution56
22Fellah20Borja Valero
23Knudsen23Pasqual (C)
Yellow Card34
27Jakobsen
Yellow Card34
30Ryder Matos
32Pušić
Goal10
72Iličić
Goal15
Yellow Card70

Substitutes

16Højbjerg (GK)25Rosati (GK)
5Bergvold
Substitution83
7Pizarro
Substitution76
8J. Andersen
Substitution46
8Bakić
Substitution65
9Van Buren17Joaquín
11Bakenga21Ambrosini
21Lucena33Gomez
Substitution56
31Rasmussen
Substitution72
40Tomović

Coaches

Niels Frederiksen (DEN) Vincenzo Montella (ITA)

Referee

Sergei Karasev (RUS)

Press kits

Last updated: 20/02/2014 21:02 CET

Standings

 

Match statistics

Esbjerg
Fiorentina

1

Goals scored

3

49

Possession (%)

51

9

Total attempts

15

5

on target

9

3

off target

5

1

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

6

Corners

3

4

Offsides

3

2

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

16

Fouls committed

9

9

Fouls suffered

16

466

Passes

500

381

completed

419

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    90
    Drobo-Ampem (Esbjerg) is shown a yellow card.
  • Substitution
    83
    Bergvold (in) - Andreasen (out) (Esbjerg)
  • Substitution
    76
    Pizarro (in) - Aquilani (out) (Fiorentina)
  • Substitution
    72
    Rasmussen (in) - Lekven (out) (Esbjerg)

See also

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