Fiorentina win

FLORENCE: Strikers Adrian Mutu and Alberto Gilardino scored as Fiorentina took a big step towards the group stage of the Champions League on Tuesday with a 2-0 win over Slavia Prague. Fiorentina’s non-conceding of an away goal augured well for the return leg of this third qualifying tie in Prague in two weeks’ time. Romania international Mutu curled in a superb right-footed freekick into the top corner from 30 yards out in the third minute. Former AC Milan forward Gilardino put the hosts firmly in charge of the match in the 57th minute heading home the another goal. — AFP