Italian Serie A
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Borja Valero scores for Fiorentina against Atalanta
Borja Valero scored his first goal of the season for Fiorentina

Fiorentina beat Atalanta to secure their fifth successive win and go back above Inter Milan to lead Serie A.

Josip Ilicic put Fiorentina ahead with a sixth-minute penalty before Borja Valero's close-range finish made it 2-0 at half-time.

Joan Verdu added a late third for the side managed by ex-QPR, Swansea and Leicester boss Paulo Sousa, who are yet to concede a goal at home this season.

Inter were held 1-1 at Sampdoria as they again dropped points.

Roberto Mancini's side was beaten 4-1 by Fiorentina in their previous game and went behind to Sampdoria when Luis Muriel fired home in the 51st-minute.

Inter equalised 14 minutes from time when former Sampdoria striker Mauro Icardi set up Ivan Perisic to score from close range and briefly put his side back on top of the table.

Lazio went third thanks to late goals from Balde Keita Diao and Filip Djordjevica which gave them a 2-0 home win over local rivals Frosinone.

AC Milan crashed to a 4-0 defeat to Napoli as their unbeaten home record was emphatically ended, with Lorenzo Insigne scoring twice.

Roma won 4-2 at Palermo, while struggling Empoli had Piotr Zielinski sent off but beat Sassuolo 1-0 thanks to late goal from veteran former Middlesbrough striker Massimo Maccarone.

Udinese and Genoa drew 1-1.

Line-ups

Fiorentina

  • 12Tatarusanu
  • 4Tomovic
  • 2Rodríguez
  • 13Astori
  • 16Blaszczykowski
  • 5Badelj
  • 20Valero IglesiasSubstituted forFernándezat 82'minutes
  • 28Alonso
  • 72IlicicSubstituted forVerdúat 74'minutes
  • 10BernardeschiSubstituted forVecinoat 67'minutes
  • 9N Kalinic

Substitutes

  • 8Vecino
  • 11Rebic
  • 14Fernández
  • 18Suárez
  • 21Verdú
  • 22Rossi
  • 24Lezzerini
  • 30Babacar
  • 32Roncaglia
  • 33Sepe

Atalanta

  • 57Sportiello
  • 5MasielloBooked at 22mins
  • 3ToloiBooked at 57mins
  • 29PalettaBooked at 5mins
  • 93Dramé
  • 88Grassi
  • 15de RoonSubstituted forCarmonaat 81'minutes
  • 27KurticSubstituted forCherubinat 6'minutes
  • 11Moralez
  • 19DenisSubstituted forD'Alessandroat 45'minutes
  • 10Gomez

Substitutes

  • 1Radunovic
  • 2Stendardo
  • 6Bellini
  • 7D'Alessandro
  • 8Migliaccio
  • 17Carmona
  • 21Cigarini
  • 24Conti
  • 30Bassi
  • 33Cherubin
  • 45Monachello
  • 77Raimondi
Referee:
Davide Massa
Attendance:
25,644

Match Stats

Home TeamFiorentinaAway TeamAtalanta
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home29
Away5
Shots on Target
Home9
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fiorentina 3, Atalanta 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fiorentina 3, Atalanta 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matias Vecino (Fiorentina) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right. Assisted by Milan Badelj.

  4. Post update

    Joan Verdú (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Carlos Carmona (Atalanta).

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alberto Grassi (Atalanta) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Fiorentina 3, Atalanta 0. Joan Verdú (Fiorentina) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nikola Kalinic with a through ball.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matías Fernández (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matias Vecino.

  9. Post update

    Jakub Blaszczykowski (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Carlos Carmona (Atalanta).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina).

  12. Post update

    Boukary Dramé (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Matías Fernández (Fiorentina) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Rafael Toloi (Atalanta).

  15. Post update

    Matías Fernández (Fiorentina) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Carlos Carmona (Atalanta).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jakub Blaszczykowski (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Fiorentina. Matías Fernández replaces Borja Valero.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Rafael Toloi.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matias Vecino (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcos Alonso.

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