Babacar’s late strike earns Fiorentina Draw
Senegal striker Khouma Babacar struck late to earn Fiorentina a draw against Dynamo Kiev in Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final first-leg tie.
Substitute Babacar rose high to produce an acrobatic header in injury-time at the Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex in Kiev, to preserve Fiorentina’s 12 game unbeaten run in the competition.
And Babacar now believes the Viola can go all the way and win the Europa League after showing great determination in earning a draw in Kiev.
“It was a very important game for us, we gave everything. We played a good game.” Babacar told Mediaset after the game.
“He [head coach Vincenzo Montella] told me that I have to continue with the right attitude and give my best. I play for the team.”
“We want to go all the way and win the Europa League, we’re sure success will come soon,” Babacar said. “We’ll play the return leg and maybe go even further. We must continue to work well, it was impossible to lose to Kiev after playing so well.”
Fiorentina will lock horns with the Ukrainian champions in Florence for the second-leg.