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With a goal from Nicolás González, Fiorentina moved to the semifinals of the Conference League

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With a goal from Nicolás González, Fiorentina moved to the semifinals of the Conference League

Apr 18, 2024, 3:58 p.m. ET

He stood out again. The Argentinian Nicolas Gonzalez opened the account for Fiorentina in extra time and her team defeated Viktoria Plzen 2-0 in the rematch of the quarterfinals of the Conference League. So, The Italian team sealed the ticket to the semifinals.

Nicolás González opened the scoring in extra time, in Fiorentina’s victory. EPA

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In that duel on Italian soil there was more albiceleste presence, since another forward, Lucas Beltranwas also a starter, at the same time as the defender Lucas Martínez Quarta He entered near the close of the match.

That goal at the beginning of extra time by Nico González (92 minutes), the first he scored since February, and another 10 minutes from the end by the Italian defender Cristiano Biraghi ended the resistance of Viktoria Plzen, who kept the goal as close as possible. zero despite playing from the 66th minute with one man less, due to the expulsion of the Brazilian midfielder Witchcraft.

The Viola team, runners-up in the tournament last year, cornered the Czech representative from the beginning in the clash played at the Artemio Franchi stadium. His rival resisted quite a bit and in fact managed to accumulate 761 minutes, more than eight games, without conceding a goal in this competition, since October 5, 2023.

Thus, Fiorentina won 2-0 on aggregate and will face Bruges, who knocked PAOK Thessaloniki out of the competition.

Without a doubt, this classification was very important for Fiorentina, since in Serie A they are 10th, right in the middle of the table, after 31 games.

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