Sunday August 5 2012
Fiorentina win with new signings

Alberto Aquilani, Gonzalo Rodriguez and Borja Valero got their debuts as Fiorentina beat Aris Salonika 2-1 today.

The Viola have been busy over the last few days by reinforcing their squad with three new buys from Liverpool and Villarreal.

None of them were in the starting XI, as they only joined their new teammates under 48 hours ago.

It was Aris who took a surprise lead when Alessio Cerci gave away a free kick that was curled on to the head of Triantafyllakos.

Adem Ljajic tested the goalkeeper, while Emiliano Viviano had to beat a Gianniotas strike out for a corner.

Fiorentina got their equaliser with defender Romulo, who was sent clear by Stevan Jovetic to beat the Greek shot-stopper in a one-on-one.

After the break Jovetic again forced a save and then set up the winner for Ljajic, a pass carving apart the Aris defence.

Rodriguez, Aquilani and Borja Valero came off the bench for their Viola debuts. Nastasic needed a goalline clearance after Viviano had been beaten and Jovetic was denied a goal by a fingertip save.

Fiorentina 2-1 Aris Salonika

Scorers: Triantafyllakos 13 (A), Romulo 30 (F), Ljajic 56 (F)

Fiorentina: Viviano, Cassani (Rodriguez 60), Nastasic, Roncaglia, Pasqual (Borja Valero 64), Romulo, Olivera (Aquilani 64), Lazzari (Di Tacchio 60) Cerci (Lepiller 81), Jovetic, Ljajic (Seferovic 76)
Aris Salonika: Vellidis, Aslanidis (Oikonomopoulos 50), Giannitsis, Papazacharias, Pantidos, Kaznaferis, Triantafyllakos, Gkesios, Papasterianos, Gianniotas (Angeloudis 52), Iraklis