Fiorentina have kicked the New Year off with a victory against Palermo in Sicily. The scoreline ended 3-1 with two stunning goals from Josip Ilicic, a late goal from Jakub Błaszczykowski and for Palermo, a reply from ex-Viola striker Alberto Gilardino. A full Serie A programme will see both Inter and Napoli play later but for now Paulo Sousa's team return to the top of the league and will be hoping to see their neighbours Empoli and friends from Torino do them a favour.
Palermo: Gilardino 77
Fiorentina: Ilicic 13, 42 Błaszczykowski 90+3
Match report to follow....