Both teams could advance with a win, so you know they're both going to go for it. Belenenses manager Ricardo Sá Pinto brought out his first XI, while Paulo Sousa fielded more of a B-team, probably thinking ahead to the looming Juventus fixture.
Fiorentina maintained control, but didn't generate as many chances as they might have wanted. Still, Marcos Alsonso blasted one just wide from distance and Khouma Babacar headed off the crossbar. Gilberto, handed his first start in months, sparkled. Still, la Viola badly needed a goal or two to put it away.
More dominance in terms of possession and chances created, highlighted by another header, this time by Alonso, off the crossbar. Finally, though, Khouma Babacar's cool finish in the 68th minute gave the Viola a well-deserved lead, and Fiorentina never looked like conceding.
Well, it wasn't pretty, but Fiorentina advance to the knockout stages of the Europa League, albeit in second place. Still, this was an excellent performance from the entire team, and a fitting end to the group stage campaign.
Fiorentina (3-4-1-2): Sepe; Tomovic, Astori, Alonso; Gilberto (Bernardeschi 56'), Badelj (Suárez 79'), Verdú, Pasqual; Valero (Vecino 61'); Rossi (YC 70'), Babacar
Belenenses (4-2-3-1): Ventura; Amorim, Silva, Alfonso (YC 65'), Ferreira; Sousa (Sousa 56'), Pinto (Nunes 79'); Dias (YC 90'), Martins, Sturgeon (YC 69', Caeiro 83'); Leal
67: Goal Babacar, assist Verdú