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PAOK vs Fiorentina

Friday October 24, 2014PAOK 0 - 1 Fiorentina

By Rhonda Richards | In Match Reports - Away Games

Micah played the full 90 minutes as Fiorentina secured a key 1-0 win over PAOK in the Europa League.

The victory moved La Viola five points clear in the group and was their third straight win in the competition.

The visitors always had the upper hand, though Federico Bernardeschi was guilty of missing a fine chance to open the scoring as he blazed over with the goal at his mercy following a mix up at the back.

The game became increasingly scrappy, which Fiorentina coped with far better than the hosts, and they grabbed the lead seven minutes before the interval. A long ball over the top was cut back across the box by Josip Ilicic, and Juan Vargas was on hand to fire home to make it 1-0 with his second goal in the competition.

Late on, Juan Cuadrado almost doubled the advantage for Vincenzo Montella’s side but for a fine save, and Fiorentina held out to seal an important win that moves them closer to the next stage of the competition.

PAOK: Glykos, Skondras, Rat, Tziolis, Vítor, Katsikas, Tzandaris, Kace, Pereyra, Salpingidis, Athanasiadis

Fiorentina: Tatarusanu, Richards, Pasqual, Badelj, Tomovic, Basanta, Kurtic, Valero, Bernardeschi, Ilicic, Vargas