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.
Fiorentina Peruvian midfielder Juan Manuel Vargas celebrating after his goal against PAOK.
Here is PAOK SALONICA official starting lineup by coach Anastasiadis:
|UEFA Europa League Group Stage
Group K Standing
after Matchday 3, October 23, 2014
|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|
Paok 0 – 1 Fiorentina
Thursday 23 October 2014
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:
Booked: Vargas (F), Rat, Kitsiou (P)
|18(3)||Shots (on goal)||14(6)|