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Fiorentina stay in touch with Atalanta victory

Published: Saturday 13 April 2013, 22.42CET
Marcelo Larrondo added to David Pizarro's penalty as fourth-placed ACF Fiorentina triumphed 2-0 at Atalanta BC, AC Siena having struck late on to defeat Pescara Calcio 3-2 in the early game.
Fiorentina stay in touch with Atalanta victory
David Pizarro celebrates after converting his second penalty in a week ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 13 April 2013, 22.42CET

Fiorentina stay in touch with Atalanta victory

Marcelo Larrondo added to David Pizarro's penalty as fourth-placed ACF Fiorentina triumphed 2-0 at Atalanta BC, AC Siena having struck late on to defeat Pescara Calcio 3-2 in the early game.

ACF Fiorentina kept the pressure on AC Milan in the hunt for a UEFA Champions League place courtesy of a 2-0 win at Atalanta BC.

Vincenzo Montella's fourth-placed side are three points behind the Rossoneri, who on Sunday host SSC Napoli in a meeting of third against second.

David Pizarro opened the scoring from the spot in the 61st minute, Guglielmo Stendardo having handled as substitute Adem Ljajić attempted to cut inside. Pizarro, like he did last week in the Viola's 2-2 draw with Milan, dispatched the penalty.

Another replacement, Marcelo Larrondo, put the game beyond doubt, controlling Juan Cuadrado's pass and rifling beyond Andrea Consigli. A disappointing night for Atalanta ended with the dismissal of captain Germán Denis for a challenge on Pizarro.

AC Siena prevailed 3-2 at Pescara Calcio in a key fixture at the foot of the division. Siena, unbeaten in five, put three points between themselves and third-bottom US Città di Palermo thanks to Innocent Emeghara's 86th-minute strike, the Swiss international finishing off a counterattack by rolling in Salvador Agra's ball across goal.

Pescara, who had rallied from 2-0 down, look set for a quick return to the second tier. Nine points shy of safety, the Serie B champions have lost 12 of their last 13 league matches.

Last updated: 13/04/13 23.04CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 16/04/2013 18:37 CET

13/04/2013

AtalantaAtalanta0-2FiorentinaFiorentina

Pizarro 61 (P), Larrondo 72

Venue: Bergamo

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PescaraPescara2-3SienaSiena

Çelik 52, Togni 59

Ângelo 14, Zanon 33 (o.g.), Emeghara 86

Venue: Pescara

Standings

*Atalanta BC have had 2 points deducted
*UC Sampdoria have had 1 points deducted
*Torino FC have had 1 points deducted
*AC Siena have had 6 points deducted
Last updated: 16/04/2013 18:37 CET

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