Luis Muriel opened the scoring within three minutes, but Atalanta fought back for a 3-1 victory over Fiorentina, another hugely enjoyable and emotional match.
Just days after their 3-3 Coppa Italia semi-final thriller, Atalanta and Fiorentina face off again in a fight for Serie A European places.
Stefano Pioli expects “another very exciting match with two teams going all out for the victory” between Fiorentina and Atalanta, but thoughts inevitably go to Davide Astori.
Milan Skriniar has expressed his desire to be Inter’s Marek Hamsik but admitted that ‘like all players, I want to win something.’
Atalanta ultras have accused police of attacking them in an ambush “for no reason” and leaving many with head injuries after the Coppa Italia game with Fiorentina.
Stefano Pioli concedes Fiorentina “hoped to have more of an advantage from the home leg, but still believe” they can beat Atalanta to reach the Coppa Italia Final.
Gian Piero Gasperini admits he’s not sure whether to be annoyed or happy with Atalanta’s 3-3 Coppa Italia semi-final draw away to Fiorentina.
Federico Chiesa said Fiorentina embodied the spirit of Davide Astori in the 3-3 draw with Atalanta and a place in the Coppa Italia Final is “still hanging in the balance.”
Atalanta will be happy with three away goals, but also irritated they twice threw away a lead in this 3-3 thriller with Fiorentina, the first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final.
Join us for the build-up and action as it happens from the Coppa Italia semi-final between Fiorentina and Atalanta, two of the most entertaining sides to watch this season.