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Artemio Franchi 16th September 2012 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: D Doveri

Fiorentina Fiorentina vs Catania Catania

Fiorentina 2

S Jovetic (43)
L Toni (65)

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Catania 0

Viola too strong for Catania

Last Updated: 23/09/12 12:45pm

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Stevan Jovetic: Scored one, made one

Stevan Jovetic: Scored one, made one

Goals either side of half time from Steven Jovetic and Luca Toni handed Fiorentina a 2-0 win over Catania at the Stadio Artemi Franchi.

Montenegro forward Jovetic put the hosts ahead just before half-time and veteran striker Toni sealed victory moments after stepping off the bench.

The victory was Fiorentina's second in three matches, with Catania suffering their first defeat of the new campaign.

Giulio Migliaccio failed to work Mariano Andujar with the first opening of the match, his shot heading tamely towards the visiting keeper.

Andujat had another simple save to make after 15 minutes when Jovetic tried his luck, while Borja Valero missed the target with a shot from range.

A goal looked unlikely to come before the break until, in the 43rd minute, Jovetic got on the end of Manuel Pasqual's pass and steered his shot home.

Catania had been completely lacking in attack in the first half and at least tried to bring themselves into the game just after the restart, although Gonzalo Bergessio's weak attempt did not detain Emiliano Viviano long in the Fiorentina goal.

Indeed, it took until the 65th minute for a second goal to arrive with Toni, having just replaced Adem Ljajic, handed the simplest of tap-ins following great approach work from Jovetic.

Again Catania struggled to form a serious response. Bergessio was the most willing outlet up front but in the 69th minute again fluffed his lines to hand Viviano a straightforward save.

Souleymane Doukara had the final attempt for Catania in the closing seconds but lifted his effort over the crossbar.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 25 58
2 Roma 25 49
3 Napoli 25 45
4 Lazio 25 43
5 Fiorentina 25 42
6 Sampdoria 25 39
7 Genoa 24 36
8 Torino 25 36
9 Inter Milan 25 35
10 AC Milan 25 34
11 Palermo 25 34
12 Sassuolo 25 29
13 Udinese 24 28
14 Empoli 25 28
15 Verona 25 28
16 Chievo 25 25
17 Atalanta 25 23
18 Cagliari 25 20
19 Cesena 25 19
20 Parma 23 10

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