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Jan 18, 2015 at 2pm UK at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi
ChievoAC Chievo Verona
FT(HT: 0-1)
Rodriguez (35'), Babacar (94')

Result: Khouma Babacar strikes late to down Chievo

Khouma Babacar scores the winner deep into stoppage time as Fiorentina beat Chievo 2-1 in their Serie A encounter.

Khouma Babacar scored a stoppage-time winner as Fiorentina claimed a 2-1 win over Chievo in Serie A this afternoon.

Gonzalo Rodriguez # 2 of ACF Fiorentina celebrates after scroing the opening goal during the Serie A match against AC Chievo Verona on January 18, 2015© Getty Images

The hosts made a bright start to the match and Ezequiel Schelotto saw his attempt from the edge of the box tipped over the bar by Ciprian Tatarusanu.

Mario Gomez then directed a header narrowly over the bar, before nodding another effort wide minutes later.

Fiorentina gradually took control of the game and Manuel Pasqual was picked out at the back post, but could only volley straight at the keeper.

In the 36th minute the Viola did manage to take the lead as Gonzalo Rodriguez touched the ball in from close range after Nenad Tomovic's header across goal.

At the start of the second half Alberto Paloschi had the ball in the net for Chievo, but his effort was ruled out for offside.

The hosts continued to press for an equaliser and in the 72nd minute Sergio Pellissier made the most of some slack defending to fire in at the back post.

Soon after, Matias Fernandez came close to restoring Fiorentina's lead with a powerful strike from the edge of the box that was touched behind by the keeper.

With the game heading towards a draw, the visitors stole all three points deep into stoppage time as substitute Babacar headed in Joaquin's cross, leaving Chievo no time to mount a response.

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