Saturday August 3 2013
Fiorentina four past Turkish side

Fiorentina continued their excellent pre-season preparations, beating Turkish side Gaziantepspor 4-1.

The Viola are one of the teams to watch this term and are gelling surprisingly quickly with their new signings.

Borja Valero’s long-range strike was palmed round the post, then Mario Gomez thumped the upright from a Giuseppe Rossi assist.

Dogan Sahin failed to make the most of a Nenad Tomovic error in defence before the break.

Fiorentina broke through after the restart, as Adem Ljajic’s shot was beaten away into the path of Alberto Aquilani for the simplest of tap-ins.

Moments later Ljajic was again the creator, as his free kick was floated on to the head of Massimo Ambrosini.

It was a friendly, but Gaziantepspor went down to 10 men following a second yellow card for Kecojevic. Nonetheless, they got one back with Tosun’s penalty after Marcos Alonso’s foul.

Ljajic did get his goal in the end, running on to an Alonso backheel flick to burst through the Turkish defence.

Vecino rounded out the scoreline in the final minutes with an angled drive.

Fiorentina 4-1 Gaziantepspor

Scorers: Aquilani 54 (F), Ambrosini 57 (F), Tosun 69 (G), Ljajic 80 (F)

Fiorentina: Neto (Munua 46); Compper (Hegazi 46), Savic (Roncaglia 61), Tomovic (Cassani 61); Pasqual (Alonso 46), Ambrosini (Vecino 61), Pizarro (Bakic 61), Borja Valero (Aquilani 46), Joaquin (Cuadrado 46); Rossi (Ljajic 46), Gomez (Iakovenko 61)
Gaziantepspor: Karcemarskas, Kecojevic, Ozbayraktar, Can, Tokak, Medunjanin, Ozan Has, Dogan Sahin, Sernas, Tosun, Durak

Ref: Gervasoni

Sent off: Kecojevic 60 (G)

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