Fiorentina tore apart Italian rivals AS Roma to reach the Europa League quarter-finals with a 3-0 win that left their opponents` season in tatters and under-fire coach Rudi Garcia tottering on the brink of the sack.
Fiorentina forward Juan Cuadrado was substituted after 24 minutes of the Europa League match against Dinamo Minsk because his mind was elsewhere, coach Vincenzo Montella said.
Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade said he wished Vincenzo Montella could remain at the helm of the Italian Serie A club for years to come.
Inter Milan`s Rodrigo Palacio and Mauro Icardi struck in a 2-1 win at Fiorentina on Saturday to secure their struggling side`s first away victory in Serie A since early November.
Fiorentina`s promising run towards Serie A`s coveted Champions League places was temporarily halted by a first defeat of the year in a 1-0 reverse away to Cagliari on Saturday.
AC Milan striker Alessandro Matri has signed for Serie A rivals Fiorentina on loan until the end of the season.
Fiorentina head coach Vincenzo Montella marvelled at the unpredictability of soccer match after his side came back from two goals down to beat Juventus 4-2 in the Italian Serie A at home Sunday.
Giuseppe Rossi scored a hat-trick for Fiorentina in a stunning come-from-behind 4-2 win over Juventus on Sunday, which helped Roma maintain their five-point lead at the top of Serie A.
Mario Gomez hopes to bring his winning mentality to Fiorentina and help Vincenzo Montella`s men lift their first title in over a decade.
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