yardımcı hakemler: eric dansault (fra), laurent ugo (fra)
4. hakem: philippe malige (fra)
villarreal: diego lópez (gk), joan capdevila, ángel lópez, diego godín, fabricio fuentes, cani (dk. 64 nihat kahveci), josico (dk. 63 santi cazorla), marcos senna (c), matías fernández, jon dahl tomasson (dk. 79 robert pirès), giuseppe rossi
yedekler: sebastián viera (gk), josemi, pascal cygan, rio mavuba
teknik direktör: manuel pellegrini (chi)
fiorentina: sébastien frey (gk), tomáš ujfaluši, dario dainelli (c), per krøldrup, federico balzaretti, michele pazienza, fabio liverani, zdravko kuzmanović (dk. 74 marco donadel), martin jørgensen (dk. 58 anthony vanden borre), adrian mutu, christian vieri (dk. 65 pablo osvaldo)
yedekler: cristiano lupatelli (gk), alessandro gamberini, manuel pasqual, giampaolo pazzini
teknik direktör: cesare prandelli (ita)
goller: (0-1) dk. 48 christian vieri (1-1) dk. 88 joan capdevila
sarı kartlar: dk. 21 joan capdevila (villarreal) dk. 19 michele pazienza, dk. 85 anthony vanden borre, dk. 89 tomáš ujfaluši (fiorentina)
joan capdevila equalised with two minutes to go to salvage a point for the yellow submarine in group c.
joan capdevila's late equaliser ensured villarreal cf avoided defeat in their first uefa cup group c game at home to acf fiorentina.
timely levelled former club atlético de madrid striker christian vieri scored on his return to spain just after half-time, but with two minutes left capdevila headed in giuseppe rossi's free-kick. ıt leaves this pair dead level with the other teams in action in the group tonight, aek athens fc and ıf elfsborg, who also drew 1-1.
lively start both of these sides have begun their domestic season well but it was the team third in serie a who began the game in the more lively fashion. within ten minutes diego lópez had been forced to save superbly from both adrian mutu and fabio liverani while vieri volleyed wide. villarreal, second in the primera división, responded and jon dahl tomasson's far-post header made fiorentina goalkeeper sébastien frey punch away.
fiorentina strike the game settled down until half-time but three minutes into the second period the visitors were ahead. mutu laid the ball across the edge of the area and vieri tucked his shot underneath lópez. mutu then thought he had made it 2-0 after a cross-shot went in at the far post, but his effort was ruled out for offside.
rossi creates villarreal now searched for an equaliser and ángel lópez went close with a dipping volley before rossi saw his curling free-kick avoid everybody in the area and drift just wide of the far post. but rossi had greater luck with his dead-ball service as time ran out, his cross from the right perfect for capdevila to send a glancing header into the corner of the net.