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Atleti Azzurri d'Italia (ATT 14,000) 13th April 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: C Russo

Atalanta Atalanta vs Fiorentina Fiorentina

Atalanta 0

G Denis (S/O 90)


Fiorentina 2

D Pizarro (pen 61)
M Larrondo (72)

Fiorentina eye top-four finish

Last Updated: 13/04/13 10:28pm

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David Pizarro celebrates his opener for Fiorentina

David Pizarro celebrates his opener for Fiorentina

Fiorentina got back into the hunt for a place in the Champions League next season thanks to a 2-0 win at Atalanta, who ended the game with 10 men.

The hosts faded after a good start and a penalty scored by David Pizarro gave Fiorentina the lead after an hour's play.

Marcelo Larrondo made it two 10 minutes later as Fiorentina reduced the arrears on third-placed AC Milan to three points.

Atalanta remain in mid-table, but will have to do without striker German Denis in at least their next game against Genoa after he received a red card in the last minute.

Denis was Atalanta's dangerman in the first half with two efforts saved by Emiliano Viviano as the Nerazzurri started brightly.

Fiorentina changed tactics in a bid to do some attacking of their own, and the move, with Alberto Aquilani pushed further forwards, worked with a marked improvement towards the end of the first 45 minutes.

Aquilani had two chances to put the Viola in front before the break, but Andrea Consigli denied him on both occasions.

Consigli was on guard again early in the second half to repel Mohamed Sissoko's effort from distance as Vincenzo Montella's side began to push.

Their efforts were rewarded with a penalty on the hour mark with Guglielmo Stendardo booked for handling the ball inside the area.

Worse punishment followed with Pizarro beating Consigli from the spot to give the visitors the lead.

Larrondo made it two in the 72nd minute with a powerful effort which left Consigli no chance, and Atalanta's heads dropped.

Adem Ljajic only just missed the target as Fiorentina threatened to add a third late on before Denis lost his temper and received a red card for a foul on Pizarro.

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Italy Serie A

Italy Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 38 102
2 Roma 38 85
3 Napoli 38 78
4 Fiorentina 38 65
5 Inter Milan 38 60
6 Parma 38 58
7 Torino 38 57
8 AC Milan 38 57
9 Lazio 38 56
10 Verona 38 54
11 Atalanta 38 50
12 Sampdoria 38 45
13 Udinese 38 44
14 Genoa 38 44
15 Cagliari 38 39
16 Chievo 38 36
17 Sassuolo 38 34
18 Catania 38 32
19 Bologna 38 29
20 Livorno 38 25