Serie A top scorer Giuseppe Rossi netted his 13th goal of the season as Fiorentina eased to a comfortable 3-0 win against strugglers Bologna.

Vincenzo Montella's side moved into a 2-0 half-time lead as Josip Ilicic dribbled past three defenders to slot home and Borja Valero curled in.

Rossi then struck a delicately weighted lob after being found by Valero.

The result saw the Viola close on the top-three places, while beleaguered Bologna remain in the bottom two.

Fiorentina came into the match having secured top spot in their Europa League group with a midweek 2-1 win against Ukrainian side Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.

For Bologna, the loss at Stadio Artemio Franchi increases the pressure on head coach Stefano Pioli after a dismal start to the season which has featured only two league wins.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Fiorentina

  • 01 Murara Neto
  • 11 Cuadrado Booked
  • 66 Vargas
  • 15 Savic
  • 02 Rodríguez
  • 40 Tomovic (Compper - 82' )
  • 10 Aquilani
  • 14 Fernández
  • 49 Rossi (Rebic - 77' Booked )
  • 72 Ilicic (Joaquín - 61' )
  • 20 Valero Iglesias

Substitutes

  • 03 Alonso
  • 04 Roncaglia
  • 05 Compper
  • 07 Pizarro
  • 08 Bakic
  • 09 Rebic
  • 17 Joaquín
  • 23 Pasqual
  • 27 Wolski
  • 30 Matos Santos
  • 83 Olivera da Rosa

Bologna

  • 01 Curci
  • 08 Garics (Bianchi - 45' )
  • 03 Morleo
  • 24 Pazienza
  • 05 Antonsson
  • 14 Natali
  • 33 Kone
  • 04 Krhin (Della Rocca - 74' )
  • 99 Cristaldo
  • 23 Diamanti Booked
  • 13 Laxalt (Mantovani - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Della Rocca
  • 09 Bianchi
  • 10 Moscardelli
  • 12 Acquafresca
  • 19 Christodoulopoulos
  • 22 Mantovani
  • 25 Agliardi
  • 31 Radakovic
  • 32 Stojanovic
  • 35 Cech
  • 75 Crespo
  • 92 Yaisien
Ref: Carmine Russo
Att: 29,600

Match Stats

Shots

18 8

On target

8 4

Corners

6 6

Fouls

10 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Fiorentina 3, Bologna 0.

90:00 +2:10 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Fiorentina 3, Bologna 0.

87:51

Attempt missed. Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is just a bit too high. Assisted by Gonzalo Rodríguez.

85:24

Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Stefan Savic.

85:12

Attempt blocked. Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Michele Pazienza.

84:40

Joaquín (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:40

Foul by Cesare Natali (Bologna).

83:43

Ante Rebic (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:43

Foul by Michele Pazienza (Bologna).

81:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fiorentina. Marvin Compper replaces Nenad Tomovic.

80:16

Foul by Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina).

80:16

Archimede Morleo (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:31 Booking

Booking Ante Rebic (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

78:16

Foul by Ante Rebic (Fiorentina).

78:16

Cesare Natali (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:13

Attempt blocked. Panagiotis Kone (Bologna) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

77:08

Attempt saved. Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andrea Mantovani.

76:44

Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Neto.

76:40

Attempt saved. Panagiotis Kone (Bologna) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonathan Cristaldo.

76:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fiorentina. Ante Rebic replaces Giuseppe Rossi.

75:36

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Mikael Antonsson.

75:34

Attempt blocked. Juan Vargas (Fiorentina) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Neto.

75:24

Attempt saved. Panagiotis Kone (Bologna) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alessandro Diamanti with a cross.

75:01

Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Nenad Tomovic.

73:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bologna. Francesco Della Rocca replaces René Krhin.

72:51

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Mikael Antonsson.

72:43

Attempt blocked. Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

71:08

Attempt saved. Juan Vargas (Fiorentina) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Juan Guillermo Cuadrado.

66:51

Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina) wins a free kick on the right wing.

66:51

Foul by Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna).

65:37

Offside, Bologna. Cesare Natali tries a through ball, but Rolando Bianchi is caught offside.

63:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fiorentina 3, Bologna 0. Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Borja Valero with a through ball.

62:59

Attempt missed. Rolando Bianchi (Bologna) header from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andrea Mantovani with a cross.

61:20 Booking

Booking Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

61:03

Joaquín (Fiorentina) wins a free kick on the right wing.

61:03

Foul by Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna).

60:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fiorentina. Joaquín replaces Josip Ilicic.

60:06

Attempt blocked. Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina) right footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Nenad Tomovic with a headed pass.

59:26

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Cesare Natali.

59:21

Attempt blocked. Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matías Fernández.

55:02

Foul by Nenad Tomovic (Fiorentina).

55:02

Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:35

Foul by Rolando Bianchi (Bologna).

52:18

Gonzalo Rodríguez (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:39 Booking

Booking Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

51:33

Foul by Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina).

51:33

Archimede Morleo (Bologna) wins a free kick on the left wing.

50:59

Attempt missed. Borja Valero (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Alberto Aquilani.

47:30

Offside, Bologna. Cesare Natali tries a through ball, but Jonathan Cristaldo is caught offside.

46:47

Juan Vargas (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:47

Foul by Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna).

45:53

Gonzalo Rodríguez (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:53

Foul by Jonathan Cristaldo (Bologna).

45:00

Second Half begins Fiorentina 2, Bologna 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bologna. Andrea Mantovani replaces Diego Laxalt.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bologna. Rolando Bianchi replaces György Garics.

45:00 +1:01 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Fiorentina 2, Bologna 0.

43:09

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Archimede Morleo.

42:15

Attempt missed. Borja Valero (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Juan Guillermo Cuadrado.

41:37

Attempt blocked. Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matías Fernández.

39:48

Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Gonzalo Rodríguez.

33:29

Attempt missed. Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by György Garics.

32:23

Foul by Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina).

32:23

György Garics (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:18

Borja Valero (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:18

Foul by György Garics (Bologna).

29:51

Offside, Bologna. György Garics tries a through ball, but Jonathan Cristaldo is caught offside.

28:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fiorentina 2, Bologna 0. Borja Valero (Fiorentina) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Giuseppe Rossi.

28:14

Foul by Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina).

28:14

Michele Pazienza (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:30

Foul by Matías Fernández (Fiorentina).

26:30

Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:20

Attempt saved. Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matías Fernández with a through ball.

23:22

Attempt missed. Nenad Tomovic (Fiorentina) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is just a bit too high. Assisted by Borja Valero with a cross following a corner.

22:25

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Gianluca Curci.

22:22

Attempt saved. Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Borja Valero with a through ball.

19:04

Attempt missed. Josip Ilicic (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Juan Vargas.

17:26

Foul by Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina).

17:26

Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:54

Attempt saved. Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Juan Guillermo Cuadrado.

16:16

Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:16

Foul by Diego Laxalt (Bologna).

14:45

Offside, Fiorentina. Nenad Tomovic tries a through ball, but Josip Ilicic is caught offside.

13:37

Nenad Tomovic (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:37

Foul by Diego Laxalt (Bologna).

12:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fiorentina 1, Bologna 0. Josip Ilicic (Fiorentina) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

11:51

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Gianluca Curci.

11:47

Attempt saved. Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matías Fernández.

9:48

Foul by Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina).

9:48

Panagiotis Kone (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:44

Foul by Matías Fernández (Fiorentina).

7:44

Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:19

Foul by Diego Laxalt (Bologna).

6:19

Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina) wins a free kick on the right wing.

2:13

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

2:08

Delay in match Gonzalo Rodríguez (Fiorentina) because of an injury.

1:20

Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Matías Fernández.

0:37

Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Neto.

0:35

Attempt saved. György Garics (Bologna) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by György Garics with a cross.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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