February 8, 2020 / 5:06 PM / 18 days ago

Atalanta fight back to end long wait for win at Fiorentina

(Reuters) - Atalanta came from behind to record their first away win against Fiorentina in 27 years and move clear in fourth place with a 2-1 victory in Serie A on Saturday.

A superbly struck half-volley from Federico Chiesa gave the hosts a halftime lead at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

But Gian Piero Gasperini’s side levelled early in the second half through a Duvan Zapata tap-in before substitute Ruslan Malinovsky drilled in the winner from outside the box with 18 minutes remaining.

The result ended an 18-match winless run for Atalanta in Serie A trips to Florence, stretching back to January 1993, and saw them move on to 42 points in fourth, three ahead of fifth-placed AS Roma, who lost 3-2 at home to Bologna on Friday.

Fiorentina have now lost three games in a row and occupy 14th place in the table with 25 points.

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