Fiorentina eventually ending their recent run of poor form as they defeated Atalanta in a pretty difficult encounter this past Saturday at Artemio Franchi stadium. The home side took an attacking initiative straight from kick as they created several dangerous goal scoring opportunities, before eventually taking the lead on 16 minutes through Josip Ilicic's effort. Atalanta reacted well though as they starting to come forward in search for an equalizing effort, but were pretty unlucky with their failure in finishing their chances.
After the break, both teams continue to play their attacking football, but things were heading into La Viola's favor when eight minutes from time, Atalanta were forced to play with only 10-men after Luca Cigarini picked up his second yellow card on that tie. Straight after that red card, Fiorentina were able to seal their victory as substitute Rafal Wolski scored on 86 minutes.