Tuesday September 29, 2009 Group Stage: Group E Finished Stadio Artemio Franchi

Fiorentina 2 - 0 Liverpool

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  1. Liverpool fall to Jovetic brace

    Liverpool fall to Jovetic brace

    A brace from Stevan Jovetic consigned Liverpool to a 2-0 Champions League defeat to Fiorentina at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Fiorentina
    • Liverpool
    • - IT'S ALL OVER! LIVERPOOL BEATEN AT THE Stadio Artemio Franchi! It ends 2-0 to the Viola here!
    • 90' Three minutes of injury time being played now.
    • 90' Gerrard hits the free kick, but it's wide of Frey's right hand post!
    • 90' Free kick now to Liverpool as Fiorentina bring off Marchionni for De Silvestri.
    • 89' Liverpool pressing, but they're unable to break through the stubborn rearguard of Fiorentina.
    • 86' The Viola fans in full voice now as we head into the last four minutes here at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
    • 85' Gerrard with the chance! It's a header, but he puts it over from about 10 yards. The defender does put him off a bit, but he holds his head in his hands.
    • 83' Donadel comes on now for Mutu.
    • 81' Skrtel booked for a shove on Mutu.
    • 80' Gerrard has a go from long range, but that is well off target.
    • 80' Voronin is coming on for Kuyt now.
    • 79' Jovetic skins Skrtel there and sets up Mutu, whose shot is blocked. Good skill there from Jovetic.
    • 77' CHANCE! Torres in the six yard box from a Skrtel cross, puts it over the bar on the volley!!
    • 76' Liverpool do have the ball in the net, but it's a yellow card for Kuyt who whacks it into the net after the whistle goes.
    • 75' Jorgensen is on for Vargas for Fiorentina.
    • 72' It's Insua who makes way for Babel.
    • 71' Gamborini with the last ditch tackle on Torres in the area. It's a corner but Aurelio's delivery is easy for Frey.
    • 70' Babel is coming on for Liverpool shortly by the looks of things.
    • 69' Torres earns a corner for Liverpool and when Aurelio plays it in Frey comes out to punch away.
    • 68' Neat play there from Mutu, Jovetic and Zanetti, but the flag is raised when the final ball comes in.
    • 67' Cross comes in from Kuyt down the right and Benayoun isn't too far away from turning that in, but he can't quite get there.
    • 65' Torres on the run now into the area, but is eased off the ball by the Viola defence.
    • 63' Torres almost in behind the defence there, but the offside flag is raised.
    • 62' Gerrard almost gets in at the far post, but Gobbi blocks his shot for a corner, which is cleared.
    • 61' Marchionni down the right finds space to get the cross in and that wasn't far away from Mutu!
    • 59' Carragher tries a snap shot from outside the area, which flies wide.
    • 59' Insua appeals for a penalty for handball, but all he gets is a corner, which Fiorentina clear.
    • 57' Fiorentina on the attack now and Vargas with the throw to Gobbi then Marchionni. Carragher comes across to tackle.
    • 54' Insua puts the cross in from the left, but he gets under it and it floats just over the bar.
    • 53' Fiorentina get the corner clear - just about - and Liverpool come forward again. BIG improvement on the first half from Liverpool.
    • 52' First sight of goal for Torres and it's from a Gerrard cross. He gets his head to it, but Gamberini blocks it.
    • 51' Kuyt is in here, but he tries to flick it over the defender's head and volley in - like Gascoigne in Euro 96 - but it doesn't fall right for him and the chance goes.
    • 49' KUYT with the shot! From the edge of the area on the right and Frey is forced into a fairly comfortable save!
    • 48' Gerrard now down the right and Liverpool already much better than in the whole of the first 45 minutes.
    • 47' CHANCE AGAIN! From the corner Lucas rises unmarked by the penalty spot and powers the header... over the bar! Should have scored there Lucas.
    • 47' CHANCE! Benayoun finds space on the right and cuts inside, has the shot and Frey saves!
    • 46' Back underway in the second half at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
    • - The ref blows for half time and Liverpool with a lot to do in the second period. 2-0 to Fiorentina. Back with more soon..
    • 45' Into the last minute of the first 45 here at the Stadio Artemio Franchi and there will be one extra minute.
    • 43' That is cleared though and Liverpool just trying to make their way back into this game with a few minutes of possession.
    • 42' Liverpool yet to have a realistic shot at goal so far this evening and Benitez does not look happy in the technical area. They do have a corner now though..
    • 40' Frustrating night so far for Liverpool and Benayoun penalised there for a foul.
    • 37' GOAL!! And it's Jovetic again! The cross comes in from Marchionni and when Vargas plays it back into the area, Jovetic nips ahead of the defence to flick it in!!
    • 34' Liverpool just can't get the ball at the moment and Fiorentina still asking all the questions.
    • 31' CHANCE! And this time it's Vargas who gets the shot in from the left ahead of Skrtel!! Reina had to make a smart save there.
    • 29' Mutu almost in there from a chip over the top, but he's flagged offside.
    • 28' GOAL!! Jovetic has scored!!! It's been coming and Liverpool shoddy in defence there trying to play offside! Jovetic all on his own with lots of time and he slots it past Reina! 1-0 to the Viola.
    • 27' Montolivo whips the cross in and Jovetic almost gets a touch, but it goes through to Reina.
    • 25' Still all Fiorentina at the moment and Liverpool hesitant in defence there, but Marchionni again can't get a shot on target.
    • 23' Marchionni beats Insua there a bit too easily, but his cross for Jovetic is too long.
    • 22' Shot from Jovetic goes well wide.
    • 21' Liverpool try and get forward down the right, but the long cross from Johnson fails to find a white shirt.
    • 20' Not much from Liverpool so far here at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. It's been all Fiorentina in terms of possession.
    • 17' From the corner Jovetic chips back to the far post where Marchionni tries the overhead kick and it goes just over the bar!
    • 16' First real effort on goal and it comes from Jovetic, who races down the left and Skrtel blocks his shot for a corner.
    • 15' Reina has to come forward to get to a through ball ahead of Mutu there.
    • 14' Insua tries to find Benayoun, but the long ball is just overhit and it goes out for a goal kick.
    • 13' Neat build-up play from the Viola so far and particularly in the last few minutes, but they can't get in behind the Liverpool defence yet.
    • 11' Fiorentina get themselves a corner down the right with Marchionni involved again, but the kick leads to nothing.
    • 10' Jovetic plays Mutu in behind the defence, but the flag is up for offside.
    • 9' Torres harrying Dainelli into an error but Liverpool can't take advantage.
    • 8' Lucas concedes a free kick and the cross is deep looking for Marchionni, but it's too deep and goes for a goal kick.
    • 7' Kuyt chases a long ball, but Gobbi shields the ball out for a goal kick for the Viola.
    • 6' Aurelio forward for Torres, who gets up to knock the ball down, but he's penalised for climbing on the defender.
    • 4' Mutu misplaces his pass in a good position there for Fiorentina.
    • 3' Early touch for Reina and Carragher has to be quick to race across and stop Marchionni.
    • 2' Gerrard tries to get Torres in, but the pass is collected by Viola keeper Frey.
    • 1' Underway at the Stadio Artemio Franchi and it's Liverpool - all in white this evening, who go on the attack straight away.
    • - The teams are just coming out onto the pitch at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, so we'll be underway very soon!
    • - Liverpool of course are at the top of the Group E table after one match. The rest of the fixtures and the table can be found at the following link. Group E table and fixtures
    • - The hosts aren't helped by the loss of striker Alberto Gilardino, after the former Milan and Parma man was sent off for an elbow last time out in the Champions League against Lyon.
    • - However, the Viola tend to reserve their European best for English sides, as they haven't conceded a single goal against English opponents in three matches.
    • - Indeed, Fiorentina have only won one of their last 12 games in Europe and managed just three goals in the process.
    • - The home side are looking to buck a losing trend in Europe, which shows that they have failed to win any of their last five European matches at home.
    • - And the hosts line up as follows: - Frey, Comotto, Dainelli, Gamberini, Gobbi, Zanetti, Montolivo, Marchionni, Jovetic, Vargas, Mutu. Subs: Avramov, Kroldrup, Donadel, Castillo, Jorgensen, Pasqual, De Silvestri.
    • - Team news from the Stadio Artemio Franchi is in and the LIVERPOOL side tonight is: - Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Skrtel, Insua, Gerrard, Lucas, Benayoun, Kuyt, Aurelio, Torres. Subs: Cavalieri, Voronin, Riera, Kyrgiakos, Babel, Spearing, Plessis.
    • - Welcome to our LIVE coverage of tonight's Champions League clash between Fiorentina and Liverpool!
  • Summary

    • 77' CHANCE! Torres in the six yard box from a Skrtel cross, puts it over the bar on the volley!!
    • 47' CHANCE AGAIN! From the corner Lucas rises unmarked by the penalty spot and powers the header... over the bar! Should have scored there Lucas.
    • 37' GOAL!! And it's Jovetic again! The cross comes in from Marchionni and when Vargas plays it back into the area, Jovetic nips ahead of the defence to flick it in!!
    • 31' CHANCE! And this time it's Vargas who gets the shot in from the left ahead of Skrtel!! Reina had to make a smart save there.
    • 28' GOAL!! Jovetic has scored!!! It's been coming and Liverpool shoddy in defence there trying to play offside! Jovetic all on his own with lots of time and he slots it past Reina! 1-0 to the Viola.
    • 17' From the corner Jovetic chips back to the far post where Marchionni tries the overhead kick and it goes just over the bar!
    • - Welcome to our LIVE coverage of tonight's Champions League clash between Fiorentina and Liverpool!

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