With the match poised at 1-1, both Fiorentina and Dynamo Kiev felt they had a strong chance of progressing through to the semi-final of the Europa League.
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However, it was the colour purple that reigned in Florence as they eventually ran out as 3-1 winners.
Vincenzo Montella showed no emotion throughout as his side looked the most likely to take the game by the scruff of the neck and showed their intentions early on.
And Fiorentina even had the ball in the net with just five minutes gone, as a long speculative effort hit by Borja Valero was spilled by the Dynamo keeper right into the path of Mario Gomez, but the Germany international was adjudged to be offside.
The Italians were given a boost towards the end of the first half when Dynamo’s Jeramine Lens was given his marching orders for a second yellow, but on closer inspection it may seem a little harsh.
Fiorentina then pounced on the man advantage, as some fine wing work by Joaquin was capped off with a scuffed finish from Gomez. But they all count, and the hosts finally but daylight between the two.
The second half was largely uneventful, as both sides pressed but struggled to create any clear cut chances, but the tie was rounded off by Javier Vargas, who took advantage of a flagging Kiev defence to power home their second of the night, making it 3-1 on aggregate.