Quagliarella: “Fiorentina didn’t have time to react. It was really a shame”

Conference League final still bitter for Fiorentina, who were beaten 1-0 after extra time by Olympiacos in Athens: for the Greeks and Greek football it is the first international trophy in history. Final with few emotions in the 120′, then in extra time in the 116′ El Kaabi heads Terracciano and gives the trophy to Olympiacos. Yet another disappointment for Italiano and his players, losing their third final in two years.

From the studies of Sky Sports, Fabio Quagliarella he analyzes the final that Fiorentina lost in extra time like this: “When you get to extra time, it happens that you can be afraid of losing. The match wasn’t great, but Fiorentina had its opportunities to score. When you then concede goals in the last minutes you don’t even have time to react. It was really a shame.”

The match scoreboard:

Olympiacos (4-2-3-1): Tzolakis; Rodinei, Retsos, Carmo, Ortega (1′ 1st ts Quini); Hezze, Iborra; Podence (1′ 2°ts Masouras), Chiquinho (32′ st Horta), Fortounis (28′ st Jovetic); El Kaabi (17′ 2nd ts El Arabi). Available: Paschalakis, Papadoudis, Alexandropoulos, Carvalho, Richards, Apostolopoulos, Ntoi. All.: Mendilibar
Fiorentina (4-2-3-1): Terracciano; Dodo, Milenkovic, Martinez Quarta, Biraghi (1′ 2nd ts Ranieri); Mandragora, Arthur (29′ st Duncan); Nico Gonzalez (1′ 2°ts Beltran), Bonaventura (37′ st Barak), Kouamé (37′ st Ikone); Belotti (14′ st Nzola). Available: Christensen, Lopez, Infantino, Faraoni, Kayode, Parisi. All.: Italian

Referee: Dias (Portugal)
Scorers: 11′ 2nd ts El Kaabi (O)
Booked: Podence (O), Martinez Quarta (F), Kouamé (F), Jovetic (O), Paschalakis (O), Biraghi (F), El Kaabi (O)