Fiorentina came back from a poor start to push past Atalanta in a 3-2 thriller, including great goals from Giacomo Bonaventura and Lucas Martinez-Quarta.

The Viola were shaken before the break for international duty by a 4-0 defeat to Inter, while Maxime Lopez was still suspended, plus Yerry Mina, Jonathan Ikone and Gaetano Castrovilli injured. Gian Piero Gasperini’s side had a mixed start to the season, beating Sassuolo and Monza only for a surprise loss to Frosinone. El Bilal Toure and Mitchel Bakker were out of action, with Gianluca Scamacca not fully fit due to tendonitis, but Rafael Toloi made his season debut.

Davide Zappacosta was making his 100th competitive appearance in the Atalanta jersey and almost marked it with a goal, denied by a flying Pietro Terracciano fingertip save.

The strong start from the visitors paid off when Marten de Roon rolled across for Teun Koopmeiners to scuff left-footed from the edge of the area into the far bottom corner, with the aid of a deflection off Fabiano Parisi.

The Viola made little impact until the equaliser out of nowhere, as Nico Gonzalez nodded down a ball into the box, in one movement Jack Bonaventura controlled with his right boot, turned and volleyed in from 14 yards. Atalanta gave him far too much time and space to make the skill work.

That goal seemed to wake Fiorentina up, as Lucas Martinez-Quarta stung Marco Carnesecchi’s gloves, then the defender turned the game around completely in first half stoppages with a strong header from the Alfred Duncan cross.

After the restart, Ademola Lookman hesitated too long on the counter-attack, while Nico Gonzalez’s left-foot curler was just wide of the far post.

Lookman did equalise eventually, bursting into the box after a quick one-two for De Roon’s second assist of the game and drilling into the near bottom corner.

Nico Gonzalez sprung the offside trap and tried to dink Carnesecchi, only to hit the side-netting when one-on-one, while Mario Pasalic made a decisive block to stop Martinez-Quarta tapping in from six yards.

Fiorentina started to pile on the pressure, Carnesecchi at full stretch to palm a Josip Brekalo strike out of the far bottom corner.

The Viola restored their lead in a messy goal, as Lucas Beltran dribbled forward, spread it to the left, the Brekalo cross was deflected off Michael Adopo and several Atalanta players were hesitant to clear, allowing Christian Kouame to pounce.

Fiorentina 3-2 Atalanta

Koopmeiners 20 (A), Bonaventura 35 (F), Martinez-Quarta 45 (F), Lookman 53 (A), Kouame 76 (F)

17-09-2023 17:00
MatchDay 4

Player statistic

1st half
    20' Goal Teun Koopmeiners
(Assist: Marten de Roon)
    34' Yellow card Marten de Roon
Giacomo Bonaventura
(Assist: Nicólas González)
Goal 35'    
Lucas MartĂ­nez Quarta
(Assist: Alfred Duncan)
Goal 45'    
2nd half
    53' Goal Ademola Lookman
(Assist: Marten de Roon)
    65' Yellow card Nadir Zortea
Christian KouamĂ© Goal 76'    
Fabiano Parisi Yellow card 87'    

Match statistic

57
Possession %
43
15
Total shots
11
8
Shots on target
4
4
Shots off target
4
3
Blocked shots
3
16
Corners
8
0
Offsides
2
8
Fouls
14
Fiorentina
Atalanta

Starting lineups

1
Goalkeeper
2
Defender
74'
65
Defender
4
32
Midfielder
88'
5
Midfielder
38
Midfielder
63'
77
Attacker
18
Attacker
74'
10
63'
29
Goalkeeper
77
59'
42
Defender
22
Defender
80'
2
Defender
23
Defender
13
Midfielder
15
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
74'
11
Attacker
59'
17
59'

Substitutes

7
Attacker
16
Defender
53
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
33
Defender
73
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
37
Defender
6
Midfielder
63'
99
63'
3
74'
9
Attacker
74'
72
Midfielder
88'
9
Attacker
1
Goalkeeper
31
Goalkeeper
19
Defender
33
Defender
20
Defender
8
Midfielder
59'
90
59'
21
Defender
59'
25
Midfielder
74'
59
Midfielder
80'

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