Fiorentina beats Atalanta 3-2 to consolidate 3rd in Serie A

BY foxsports • February 21, 2016

MILAN (AP) Fiorentina consolidated third place in Serie A with a 3-2 victory at Atalanta on Sunday, ahead of Roma's match against Palermo.

All the goals came in the second half, with Mati Fernandez, Cristian Tello and Nikola Kalinic scoring for Fiorentina to help it move four points clear of Inter Milan, which beat Sampdoria 3-1 on Saturday.

Roma can close the gap to two points later as the battle for the final Champions League spot heats up.

Lazio also plays later, at relegation-threatened Frosinone.

Sassuolo moved provisionally above Lazio with a controversial 3-2 victory over Empoli, which saw both teams reduced to 10 men in the first half.

Elsewhere, Maxi Lopez saw a penalty saved as Torino was held 0-0 against Carpi, while Genoa came from behind to beat Udinese 2-1.