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Apr 16, 2015 at 8.05pm UK at Olimpisky National Sports Complex
Dynamo Kiev
1-1
Fiorentina
Lens (36')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Babacar (92')

Vincenzo Montella: 'Defeat would have been unfair'

Vincenzo Montella admits that he would have been left furious had Fiorentina not earned a 1-1 draw with Dynamo Kiev in the first leg of their Europa League tie.

Vincenzo Montella has admitted that he would have been furious had Fiorentina slipped to defeat in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final against Dynamo Kiev.

Khouma Babacar scored a crucial away goal in stoppage time to earn Fiorentina a 1-1 draw in Ukraine, and Montella believes that his side's performance means that a loss would have been unfair.

"We created a number of chances, and I was ready to respond to defeat with a degree of rage," the Viola boss told reporters.

"We played a good match in what is a difficult moment for us. We demonstrated that we are a club with soul, but we also have to do well in the last 20 metres of the pitch.

"But we're happy. Losing 2-0 to a goal on a counter-attack would have been a joke."

Fiorentina will host Dynamo in the second leg next Thursday.

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FC Dynamo Kyiv's Yevhen Khacheridi (L) vies with Fiorentina's Mario Gomez (R) during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final, first leg match Dynamo Kiev vs ACF Fiorentina in Kiev on April 16, 2015
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