PSV vs. Fiorentina  0 - 2

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Fiorentina beats PSV on the road

10 April 2008 20:28

A superb goal in each half from Adrian Mutu ensured ACF Fiorentina progressed to the UEFA Cup semi-finals while recording their 50th victory in European competition at PSV Eindhoven.

With the Serie A side having to score to stay in the tournament after a 1-1 first-leg draw, they started in an adventurous 4-3-3 formation. This duly paid dividends when Mutu hammered in an unstoppable long-range free-kick seven minutes before half-time.

Eight minutes into the second half the Romanian international registered his sixth goal of this UEFA Cup campaign to end any lingering hopes PSV had of mounting a comeback. Sébastien Frey saving Timmy Simons' penalty on 80 minutes summed up what was a frustrating night for Sef Vergoossen's men.

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Prandelli praises Viola heroes

10 April 2008 20:10

ACF Fiorentina coach Cesare Prandelli was full of praise for his team after the 2-0 win at PSV Eindhoven that earned a UEFA Cup semi-final berth.

"I need to congratulate my players," said Prandelli. "They have produced a great performance and I have to thank every one of them. We wanted to play well and to provide a good account as more than 2,000 Viola fans were in this stadium."

Eredivisie table

# Team MP D P
1 19 +36 49
2 19 +28 43
3 19 +17 35
4 19 +13 33
5 19 +3 32

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
4 20 +13 34
5 20 +8 34
6 20 +9 31
7 20 +3 28
8 20 +0 27