Fiore fells sorry Roma as Sevilla, Napoli go through

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. Roma were 3-0 behind before the match had settled into any rhythm with Gonzalo Rodriguez, Marcos Alonso and Jose Maria Basanta all finding the net in a breathless opening 22 minutes to set the visitors on their way to a 4-1 aggregate victory.

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Fiorentina tore apart Italian rivals AS Roma to reach the Europa League quarter-finals with a 3-0 win that left their opponentsand#39 season in tatters and under-fire coach Rudi Garcia tottering on the brink of the sack.

Roma were 3-0 behind before the match had settled into any rhythm with Gonzalo Rodriguez, Marcos Alonso and Jose Maria Basanta all finding the net in a breathless opening 22 minutes to set the visitors on their way to a 4-1 aggregate victory.

Napoli held off a spirited Dynamo Moscow to secure a 0-0 draw in Russia that gave them a 3-1 aggregate success on a mixed night for Italian clubs in the round of 16. Inter Milan went out after a 2-1 defeat at home to VfL Wolfsburg that completed a 5-2 aggregate reverse while Torino were eliminated by Zenit St.

Petersburg, who lost 1-0 on the night but went through 2-1 over the two legs. Holders Sevilla wrapped up a 2-1 home win over Villarreal to complete a 5-2 aggregate victory.

Dynamo Kiev thrashed visitors Everton 5-2 to overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit. Fellow Ukrainians Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk knocked out four times European champions Ajax Amsterdam on away goals after a 2-2 draw on aggregate.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman