Atalanta overcome Fiorentina in 3-1 comeback win

3 March 2019 22:33 GMT

Atalanta were in fine form having to come back from a goal down to defeat Fiorentina in Serie A after the epic midweek draw in the Coppa Italia between the sides.

Fiorentina had taken the lead after three minutes with Colombian striker Luis Muriel pounced on some loose passing to weave past his marker and strike low into the bottom right corner.

An emotional Josip Ilicic with the anniversary of the passing away of Davide Astori restored parity on 28 minutes with his shot taking a wicked deflection to beat Alban Lafont in goal for Viola.

Alejandro Gomez gave the home side the lead punishing the Fio defense after left to charge towards the goal and unleashed a shot from the edge of the box on 34 minutes.

The win was sealed on the hour after Timothy Castagne cross to the back post found Robin Gosens to head home for the third.

Gian Piero Gasperini after the 3-1 victory on Fiorentina:

” Three very important points for our ranking – admits -, now let’s look forward. We are both physical and mental, against a Fiorentina like this, fast and with quality in front, it was not easy at all. We went under a while but we managed to overturn it. He told sky sports Italia

 

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