Stefano Pioli stuck to his favoured formation which saw Marco Benassi dropped the bench with Gil Dias taking his place. Carlos Sanchez deputised for the suspended Milan Badelj, which Cyril Thereau took a central role in behind Giovanni Simeone.
Things floated along nicely for La Viola. Both teams traded efforts, with Fiorentina looking marginally more likely to score. Chiesa rifled home an absolute Howitzer to make it 1-0. Wonderful.
A ropey half for both teams, with Atalanta testing and probing Marco Sportiello on occasion. The Italian's excellent game in goal saw him deny Alejandro Gomez from the spot, with the penalty in question being a product of a very dubious refereeing decision. 15 seconds from time, Remo Freuler slotted a low drive into the bottom right corner of Sportiello's goal.
Fiorentina: Chiesa ('12) - (Assist: Thereau)
Atalanta: Freuler ('90+4) - (Assist: Cornelius)
Yellow: Spinazzola ('13), de Roon ('30), Chiesa ('40), Biraghi ('51), Mancini ('58), Castagne ('75).
Toloi > Mancini ('25) Kurtic > Cornelius ('51) Ilicic > Orsolini ('71)
Simeone > Babacar ('53) Biraghi > Oliveri ('68) Thereau > Eysseric ('75)