Atalanta beats Fiorentina 1-0 in the match valid for the eighth day of Serie A 2022-2023, rises to 20 points and connects Napoli to the first place in the standings. Fiorentina remains at 9.
The Bergamo players impose themselves in the match which begins at a very high pace. Fiorentina plays openly against the hosts and gets the first, real chance in the 20 ‘. Sportiello remedies Saponara, then he is good at anticipating Barak and avoiding trouble. The Orobics seek acceleration but struggle to sting: Koopmeiners is a threat, but Terracciano is careful when exiting. Fiorentina is likely to remain in 10 for the expulsion of Kouamé decreed by the referee Irrati: the Var helps the referee to correct the decision, only yellow card.
Atalanta manages to unhinge the match at the start of the second half. At 59 ‘Muriel invents on the left wing and gives Lookman a ball to push into the goal: elementary touch, 1-0. The goal definitely unlocks the hosts, who in the 67th minute go close to an encore. Muriel, again, invents: Maehle, however, is hypnotized by Terracciano. Fiorentina tries to rectify the situation with a final siege: melee in the Nerazzurri area, Demiral risks an own goal. Atalanta resists, wins and remains at the top.