Brilliant Mutu tees up Viola win in the Champions League; Matuzalem & Meghni score beauties for Lazio

Fiorentina 2 – Slavia Prague 0 (Champions League qaulifier, August 12, 2008) Adrian Mutu put the Viola in front with a smashing free-kick in the third minute that arrowed into the top corner from distance. Early in the second half Fiorentina doubled their lead, newcomer Alberto Gilardino swallowed up a loose ball in the box from a corner.

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Lazio 2 – PAOK Salonika 0 (Friendly, August 12, 2008) Lazio got off to a rip-roaring start against PAOK Saloniki, new signing Matuzalem striking a beauty in the top corner after just three minutes. Mourad Meghni put Lazio 2-up with a wonderful solo goal, bursting down the left hand side, cutting inside, and seeing his shot deflected in the roof of the net.

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