Valero stars as Fiorentina beat Udinese

Borja Valero scored one goal and set up another as Fiorentina beat Udinese 3-0 in Serie A to move back within touching distance of the Europa League positions on Saturday.

Valero redirected in a rebound off a strike from Federico Bernardeschi which hit the crossbar before the break. He then set up a goal for Khouma Babacar after the interval.

Bernardeschi then struck an 80th minute penalty after Udinese defender Seko Fofana was penalised for a hand ball in the box. The Little Zebra rarely threatened in the contest and were eventually overwhelmed with Valero proving to be the star of the show.

The result sees Fiorentina move up to eighth place, level on points with AC Milan. Meanwhile, Udinese remain in 12th spot after having won just once in their last five outings.