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Fiorentina 5-1 Qarabag: Full time and highlights

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The Viola were simply too much for the Azerbaijanis, who played the final hour with just 10 men.

ACF Fiorentina v Qarabag FK - UEFA Europa League
We’ve got to stop chopping onions while writing.
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First half

Qarabag rightback Elvin Yunuszada rightly received a red car in the 30th minute for fouling Nikola Kalinic when the Croatian was through on goal. In the 39th minute, Khouma Babacar slammed home the rebound of a Kalinic free kick.

Kalinic got his just 4 minutes later, as Cristian Tello put Sebastian Cristoforo through on goal, and the Uruguayan brilliantly backheeled to Kalinic for an easy one.

Fiorentina still weren’t done, though, as Kalinic turned provider, deftly beating his man and crossing for Babacar to sidefoot home.

Second half

Substitute Mauro Zarate scored this rocket just 2 minutes after coming on at the hour mark.

The Argentinean wasn’t done, though, slamming home a free kick in the 78th minute.

Dino Ndlovu pulled one back for the visitors in stoppage time, but the Viola didn’t seem bothered.

Final score

Goals: Babacar 39, Kalinic 43 (ass. Cristoforo), Babacar 45 (ass. Kalinic), Zarate 63 (ass. Vecino), Zarate 78; Ndlovu 90

Yellow cards: Sanchez 18, Zarate 64; Medvedev 38, Michel 88

Red cards: Yunuszada 30