Result PAOK 0 – 1 FIORENTINA, Goal by Vargas, Thursday 23 October 2014, Europa League

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38′ Juan Vargas

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Great day for Fiorentina winning the away game against PAOK.  Fiorentina leading Group winning all their 3 games to lead Group K with 9 points.  Fiorentina recovering after the Serie A defeat against Lazio last week on Round 7 to make a comeback in Europa League with a victory.   Simply put, Fiorentina are flying all alone with 3 consecutive wins first against Guingamp, Dinamo Minsk, and now defeating PAOK.    A victory  giving motivation to Fiorentina who will play the Serie A Week 8 game against AC Milan this Sunday 26 October in San Siro.

It is Fiorentina midfielder Juan Vargas to open the score in the 38th minute.  The action started by midfielder Josip Ilicic to Vargas seeing his first left footed shot attempt saved. Vargas pursuing and there it is immediately defeating PAOK Salonika goalkeeper Panagiotis Glikos with a left foote sot in the bottom right corner.

Coach Vincenzo Montella making a substitution in the 57th minute.  Midfielder Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, who had extended his contract with Fiorentina until 2019, replacing forward Federico Bernardeschi.

Midfielder Marko Marin making his debut with Fiorentina in the 78th minute by replacing midfielder Josip Ilicic.


Photo: Risultato Finale | Full Time: Paok Salonicco - Fiorentina 0-1 (38' Vargas) #PaokFiorentina


Fiorentina Peruvian midfielder Juan Manuel Vargas celebrating after his goal against PAOK.

Here is PAOK SALONICA official starting lineup by coach Anastasiadis:

PAOK (4-2-3-1)  Panagiotis Glykos; Skondras, Miguel Vitor, Katsikas, Rat; Tzandaris, Tziolis; Kace, Salpingidis, Athanasiadis; Facundo Pereyra
Here is FIORENTINA official starting lineup by coach Vincenzo Montella:
FIORENTINA (4-3-3)  Ciprian Tatarusanu; Micah Richards, Nenad Tomovic, Jose Basanta, Manuel Pasqual; Jasmin Kurtic, Badelj, Borja Valero; Josip Ilicic, Federico Bernardeschi,  Juan Manuel Vargas.



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UEFA Europa League Group Stage
Group K Standing
after Matchday 3, October 23, 2014
P W D L F A +/- Pts
1. ACF Fiorentina 3 3 0 0 7 0 7 9
2.  EA Guingamp 3 1 1 1 2 3 -1 4
3.  PAOK FC 3 1 0 2 6 4 2 3
4.  FC Dinamo Minsk 3 0 1 2 1 9 -8 1



Buy Football Tickets 2014 – 2015 UEFA Europa League
Group Stage – Group K, Matchday 3

Paok 0 – 1 Fiorentina
Thursday 23 October 2014
Stadio Toumba

20:00 (local time)

Referee Felix Zwayer (GER)
Assistant referee Thorsten Schiffner (GER) , Marco Achmüller (GER)
Additional assistant referee Bastian Dankert (GER) , Robert Hartmann (GER)
Fourth official Robert Kempter (GER)
UEFA Delegate Christian Mutschler (SUI)
UEFA Referee observer Luis Medina Cantalejo (ESP)


Attendance:  30,000 approximately

Goals: 38′ Juan Vargas

Official formations – lineups:

PAOK (4-2-3-1)  Panagiotis Glykos; Skondras (56′ Kitsiu), Miguel Vitor, Katsikas, Rat; Tzandaris, Tziolis; Kace, Salpingidis (80′ Papadopoulos), Athanasiadis; Facundo Pereyra (65′. Golasa). .
Subs not used: (Itandje, Maduro, Spyropoulos, Martens).
Coach:  Anastasiadis
FIORENTINA (4-3-3)  Ciprian Tatarusanu; Micah Richards, Nenad Tomovic, Jose Basanta, Manuel Pasqual; Jasmin Kurtic, Badelj, Borja Valero (67′ Lazzari); Josip Ilicic (79′ Marin), Federico Bernardeschi (57′ Cuadrado),  Juan Manuel Vargas.
Subs not used:  (Neto, Gonzalo Rodriguez, Aquilani, Alonso).

Booked: Vargas (F), Rat,  Kitsiou (P)

Match Stats

0 Goals 1
18(3) Shots (on goal) 14(6)
8 Fouls 13
12 Corner kicks 7
4 Offsides 4
51% Ball  Possession 49%
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
5 Saves 3