Europa League - Round of 32 - 2nd Leg
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Fiorentina 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur (agg 3-1)

Mario Gomez beats Hugo Lloris for Fiorentina's first goal
Mario Gomez scored his first Europa League goal of the season
  • Tottenham fail to progress to Europa League last 16
  • Spurs' second defeat in last 11 Europa League matches
  • Pochettino says his side "must recover fast"
  • Fiorentina extend unbeaten run to 11 matches

Tottenham exited the Europa League after an error-strewn 2-0 defeat by Fiorentina gave the Italian side a 3-1 aggregate win.

Mario Gomez raced clear after a second-half mistake by Federico Fazio and slid the ball under Hugo Lloris.

Chelsea loanee Mohamed Salah sealed the win after a blunder by Jan Vertonghen.

Spurs needed to score in Florence, but were unable to make a breakthrough, with striker Roberto Soldado wasting a golden first-half opportunity.

The Spanish striker was played clean through by Erik Lamela's swept pass after Spurs broke quickly from a corner, but he scuffed his attempt to square the ball to Nacer Chadli and keeper Neto gathered.

The result is a blow for Spurs before their biggest game of the season so far - the League Cup final against Chelsea on Sunday.

A cosmopolitan affair
Neither side began with a player from their home country on the pitch - with Fiorentina's Micah Richards the lone Englishman to start the match. Fifteen different nationalities were represented.

With the Wembley showpiece just three days away, manager Mauricio Pochettino opted to rest striker Harry Kane and midfielder Ryan Mason, but selected an otherwise strong line-up as Spurs attempted to claim only their second win in Italy.

His team began well, as they had in the 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane a week ago, and had an early penalty shout turned down when former Manchester City defender Stefan Savic lunged in on Christian Eriksen.

Spurs had the better of the first half and would have led had it not been for Soldado's mistake.

But Fiorentina, unbeaten in their previous 10 matches, were much improved after the break and took the lead after nine minutes of the second half.

Fazio lost possession on the halfway line and Milan Badelj fed Gomez, who held off Fazio and finished coolly.

Spurs were carved open again soon after but Salah hit his shot straight at Lloris.

Salah made no mistake with his next opportunity though, pouncing after Vertonghen inexplicably dithered in the area and poking the ball past Lloris.

Pochettino brought on Kane - who had scored six goals in his five previous games - and the in-form striker almost made an immediate impact, but he was denied a goal after Ben Davies, who squared the ball to him, was correctly flagged offside.

Fiorentina's wall blocks a Christian Eriksen free-kick
Fiorentina extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 11 matches
Mohamed Salah scores
Mohamed Salah scored his third goal for Fiorentina since arriving on loan from Chelsea earlier this month
Mauricio Pochettino reacts to a decision
Mauricio Pochettino's wait for a first trophy in management goes on

Line-ups

Fiorentina

  • 1Murara Neto
  • 4Richards
  • 15Savic
  • 19BasantaSubstituted forRodríguezat 57'minutes
  • 28Alonso
  • 5BadeljBooked at 36mins
  • 7Pizarro
  • 14FernándezSubstituted forAquilaniat 25'minutes
  • 17Sánchez RodríguezSubstituted forPasqualat 84'minutes
  • 33Gomez
  • 74SalahBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 2Rodríguez
  • 10Aquilani
  • 23Pasqual
  • 24Lezzerini
  • 30Babacar
  • 40Tomovic
  • 72Ilicic

Tottenham

  • 1Lloris
  • 6Chiriches
  • 21Fazio
  • 5VertonghenSubstituted forWalkerat 75'minutes
  • 33DaviesBooked at 50mins
  • 25Stambouli
  • 42BentalebSubstituted forKaneat 63'minutes
  • 11Lamela
  • 23Eriksen
  • 22ChadliSubstituted forTownsendat 63'minutes
  • 9Soldado

Substitutes

  • 2Walker
  • 3Rose
  • 8Paulinho
  • 13Vorm
  • 17Townsend
  • 18Kane
  • 38Mason
Referee:
Hüseyin Göçek

Match Stats

Home TeamFiorentinaAway TeamTottenham
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Fiorentina 2, Tottenham Hotspur 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fiorentina 2, Tottenham Hotspur 0.

Offside, Fiorentina. Micah Richards tries a through ball, but Mario Gomez is caught offside.

Foul by Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur).

Marcos Alonso (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Andros Townsend with a cross following a set piece situation.

Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mario Gomez (Fiorentina).

Attempt blocked. Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kyle Walker.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Neto.

Attempt saved. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andros Townsend.

Foul by Benjamin Stambouli (Tottenham Hotspur).

Micah Richards (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fiorentina. Manuel Pasqual replaces Joaquín.

Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).

David Pizarro (Fiorentina) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).

David Pizarro (Fiorentina) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Roberto Soldado tries a through ball, but Ben Davies is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Benjamin Stambouli.

Attempt blocked. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Kyle Walker replaces Jan Vertonghen.

Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joaquín (Fiorentina).

Attempt saved. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Benjamin Stambouli.

Booking

Mohamed Salah (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Fiorentina 2, Tottenham Hotspur 0. Mohamed Salah (Fiorentina) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

Vlad Chiriches (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcos Alonso (Fiorentina).

Attempt missed. Milan Badelj (Fiorentina) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Harry Kane replaces Nabil Bentaleb.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Andros Townsend replaces Nacer Chadli.

Attempt saved. Mohamed Salah (Fiorentina) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joaquín with a through ball.

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Christian Eriksen tries a through ball, but Roberto Soldado is caught offside.

Benjamin Stambouli (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina).

Offside, Fiorentina. Alberto Aquilani tries a through ball, but Mario Gomez is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Fiorentina. Gonzalo Rodríguez replaces José Basanta because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match José Basanta (Fiorentina) because of an injury.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 26th February 2015

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Mgladbach63301441012
2Villarreal6321157811
3FC Zürich62131014-47
4Apollon Limassol6105418-143

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Club Brugge6330102812
2Torino632193611
3HJK Helsinki6204511-66
4FC Copenhagen6114513-84

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Besiktas6330115612
2Tottenham632194511
3Asteras Tripolis6132710-36
4Partizan Belgrade602419-82

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RB Salzburg65102181316
2Celtic62221011-18
3Dinamo Zagreb62041215-36
4Astra Giurgiu6114615-94

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dinamo Moscow660093618
2PSV Eindhoven62228808
3Estoril Praia612378-15
4Panathinaikos6024611-52

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Inter Milan633062412
2Dnipropetrovsk621345-17
3FK Qarabag613235-26
4Saint-Étienne605123-15

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Feyenoord6402106412
2Sevilla632185311
3HNK Rijeka621378-17
4Standard Liege6114410-64

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Everton6321103711
2Wolfsburg63121410410
3FK Krasnodar6132712-56
4Lille604239-64

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Napoli6411113813
2BSC Young Boys6402137612
3Sparta Prague6312116510
4Slovan Bratislava6006120-190

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dynamo Kiev6501124815
2Aalborg BK6303510-59
3Steaua Bucharest621311927
4Rio Ave6114510-54

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Fiorentina6411114713
2Guingamp631276110
3PAOK Salonika621310737
4Dinamo Minsk6114314-114

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Legia Warsaw650172515
2Trabzonspor631286210
3KSC Lokeren631244010
4Metalist Kharkiv6006310-70
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