Match of the 2nd round of the European Conference League football Braga – Fiorentina, February 16, 2023. Luka Jovic from Fiorentina celebrates the goal.
Prague – Fiorentina's football players won the opening match of the elimination phase of the European Conference League in Braza by a high score of 4:0 and are almost certain to advance to the next round before the home rematch next week. National midfielder Antonín Barák did not start for the guests until the 82nd minute. Norwegian vice-champion Bodö/Glimt, with another Czech Lucas Kubre on the substitutes' bench, drew with Lech Poznaň without goals.
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Fiorentina is in 14th place in the Italian league after a series of five rounds without a win, but the entrance to the spring part of the European Cups was extremely successful for the “Violets”. Jović opened the scoring in the first minute of the opening half with a header on the ground of the third team of the Portuguese league, who increased the score from close range in the 60th minute. The home team already played in a weakened state without Tormeny being sent off. Cabral, who replaced Jovic, took advantage of the power play two more times. Barák returned to the bench after the injury and started only for the last eight minutes.
Bodö/Glimt did not take advantage of the lasting advantage and only drew with Poznań at home. The result was recorded by the Czech clubs in the fight for the elite fifteen in the ranking of UEFA national coefficients. The domestic teams are just ahead of Norway in 14th place and need the Nordic side to lose in the return leg in Poland. The 18-year-old Czech back or midfielder Kubr was on the Bödo/Glimt bench today, but he did not participate in the match.
Trabzonspor won 1:0 over Basel. The match at the ground of the Turkish champion was preceded by a moment of silence for the victims of the recent devastating earthquake in the country, the home fans prepared a big choreo with the image of a rescuer holding a small child in his hands.
Karabakh won 1:0 over Ghent. The Azerbaijani champion, who was eliminated in the final preliminary round of the Champions League with Pilsen in the summer, did not convert a penalty in the 52nd minute, but in the 78th minute he secured a close lead in the away match against Andrade.
The opening match of the 2nd round of the European conference leagues:
Karabakh – Gent 1:0 (0:0)
Goal: 78. Andrade.
Trabzonspor – Basel 1:0 (0: 0)
Goal: 65. Stryger Larsen.
Bodö/Glimt – Lech Poznan 0:0
Braga – Fiorentina 0:4 (0:1)
Goals: 45.+1 and 60. Jovic, 79. and 90. Cabral. CK: 55. Tormena (Braga).
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