Fiorentina Proved Their Character Against Atalanta Insists Italiano

September’s international break seems to have worked wonders for Fiorentina, who recovered from a disheartening loss at Inter with a superb win over Atalanta. After conceding four unanswered goals at Giuseppe Meazza a fortnight ago, Vincenzo Italiano’s side made light work of an early deficit to beat La Dea 3-2 on home turf

Fiorentina desperately needed a positive result against Atalanta after two consecutive disappointments. Based on yesterday’s mind-blowing scoreline in the Derby della Madonnina, fans cannot hold a grudge against Italiano for conceding four against this Inter side. 

However, a 2-2 draw against sub-par Lecce at the Stadio Artemio Franchi on matchday two didn’t go well with the Tuscan faithful. Fiorentina had Lecce on the ropes, leading 2-0 at halftime before an inexplicable lapse in concentration helped the Puglians waltz away from Florence with a point.

Italiano’s men responded to that upset in the only appropriate manner, coming from behind to beat Atalanta on Sunday evening. With the Europa Conference League trip to Genk waiting in the wings, Fiorentina have timed their resurgence to perfection. 

During the post-game conference, Italiano hailed Fiorentina’s comeback as a proof of character. 

It doesn’t happen often that we win from a trailing situation, so after the heavy defeat against Inter we showed character to beat a team that will be in the top group again this season,” the Fiorentina boss told DAZN, as relayed by Gianluca Di Marzio.

We really needed this victory, and I particularly love it when the substitutes score.” 

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