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    Champions League: Fiorentina beat Liverpool

    New Delhi: Liverpool's first away fixture of their 2009/10 Champions League campaign ended in misery after they lost 2-0 to Italian outfit Fiorentina on Tuesday evening.

    The Reds were unbeaten on their travels in Europe's elite competition last season but 19-year-old striker Stevan Jovetic put paid to their chances of repeating that feat with a first half brace.

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    The Montenegro international striker, selected in place of the suspended Alberto Gilardino, gave the Viola the lead in the 28th minute when he got on the end of a Cristiano Zanetti pass and slid the ball past Pepe Reina.

    Nine minutes later, Rafa Benitez's side found themselves 2-0 down when Jovetic deflected a Juan Manuel Vargas shot past Reina, effectively sealing the home side's first three points in the competition this year.

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    Liverpool piled the pressure on Fiorentina in the second half as they looked to get something out of the game.

    A well-hit Yossi Benayoun shot was parried by Sebastien Frey in the Gigliati goal, gifting the away side a corner kick. However, Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva failed to make the most of the set-piece, heading over the bar from six yards.

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    Dirk Kuyt and Steven Gerrard saw efforts on goal thwarted as the five-time European Cup winners desperately sought to beat Frey.

    But Liverpool's luck seemed to be out with Fernando Torres having an appeal for a penalty waved away following a collision with Alessandro Gamberini.

    The Spanish international forward was off target when he connected with a Martin Skrtel cross to volley over and Fiorentina held firm to collect their first three points in this season's Champions League.

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