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Italian Serie A

Stadio Armando Picchi (ATT 11,000) 11th May 2014 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: Piero Giacomelli

Livorno Livorno vs Fiorentina Fiorentina

Livorno 0

M Borja (S/O 90+3)


Fiorentina 1

J Cuadrado (57)

Livorno are relegated

Europa boost for Fiorentina

Last Updated: 11/05/14 5:32pm

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Alberto Aquilani stumbles

Alberto Aquilani stumbles

Fiorentina made sure they will play Europa League football next season after Juan Cuadrado's goal saw them claim a 1-0 win that secured fourth place in the Serie A table and relegated Livorno.

Colombia international Cuadrado scored a follow-up tap in just before the hour mark at the Stadio Armando Picchi to notch the only goal of the game against La Viola's Tuscan rivals.

Livorno finished the game with 10 men after Miguel Borja was shown a red card for a foul on Alberto Aquilani in the third minute of stoppage time.

The visitors had the lion's share of the chances in the first half, with Cuadrado denied by Livorno keeper Luca Anania in the second minute before Aquilani's 30-yard effort went inches wide of the left post.

Livorno had a good opportunity to score in the 27th minute when Luca Siligardi surged into the box from the right wing and found Ishak Belfodil, but the Algerian's close range header went over the bar.

At the other end, Josip Ilicic saw his free-kick go high over the bar before Djamel Mesbah's header was a weak effort which was easily saved by Antonio Rosato.

After the break, the home side went close when Silgardi's strike narrowly crept over the bar and they were left to rue their chances when Cuadrado finally broke the deadlock in the 58th minute.

The midfielder received a great ball from deep by Giuseppe Rossi and ran into the box where he pulled the trigger. Anania made the save but the Fiorentina man was on hand for the follow-up.

Rossi then squandered a chance set up by Cuadrado with Livorno's Emerson going close with a 25-yard free kick as the clock ticked down.

Tempers boiled over in stoppage time as Borja was shown a straight red card for fouling Fiorentina midfielder Aquilani with Livorno's fate already sealed.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 16 39
2 Roma 15 35
3 Napoli 16 27
4 Sampdoria 15 26
5 Genoa 15 26
6 Lazio 15 26
7 AC Milan 15 24
8 Fiorentina 15 23
9 Udinese 15 21
10 Palermo 15 21
11 Inter Milan 15 20
12 Sassuolo 15 19
13 Verona 15 17
14 Empoli 15 16
15 Torino 15 14
16 Atalanta 15 14
17 Chievo 15 13
18 Cagliari 16 12
19 Cesena 15 8
20 Parma 16 7