Match ends, Fiorentina 3, Udinese 0.
Fiorentina boosted their chances of securing a first Serie A title since 1969 with a win over Udinese which lifted them up to second in the table.
Midfielder Milan Badelj gave the hosts the interval lead with a deflected shot before Emmanuel Badu conceded a penalty for a late tackle on Nikola Kalinic.
Josip Ilicic scored from the spot kick and defender Gonzalo Rodriguez made it 3-0 with a header from a corner.
Fiorentina, managed by Paulo Sousa, are one point behind leaders Inter Milan.
Elsewhere in Serie A, Atalanta climbed up to sixth after a 3-0 win over Palermo despite finishing with 10 men after substitute Giulio Migliaccio was shown a straight red for a foul on Ivaylo Chochev just 60 second after coming on.
Chievo also finished with 10 men but still won 2-0 at Frosinone, midfielder Simone Pepe red carded.
Bottom club Hellas Verona remain without a win after a 1-0 home defeat to Empoli.
- 2RodríguezBooked at 29mins
- 10BernardeschiSubstituted forBabacarat 87'minutes
- 72IlicicSubstituted forPasqualat 74'minutes
- 20Valero IglesiasSubstituted forJuniorat 81'minutesBooked at 83mins
- 9N Kalinic
- 5LarangeiraBooked at 70mins
- 30Da Silva Dal BeloBooked at 55minsSubstituted forde Mattos Filhoat 75'minutes
- 7BaduBooked at 61mins
- 16IturraBooked at 35minsSubstituted forBruno Fernandesat 58'minutes
- 21Andrade dos SantosBooked at 79mins
- 74AguirreSubstituted forDi Nataleat 58'minutes
- 8Bruno Fernandes
- 10Di Natale
- 23de Mattos Filho
- 53Nassir Al-Tameemi
- 95Evangelista Santana de Oliveira
- Marco Guida
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Fiorentina 3, Udinese 0.
Foul by Marcos Alonso (Fiorentina).
Emmanuel Badu (Udinese) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Bruno Fernandes (Udinese) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Nikola Kalinic went off injured after Fiorentina had used all subs.
Hand ball by Khouma Babacar (Fiorentina).
Attempt missed. Marcos Alonso (Fiorentina) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Nikola Kalinic.
Foul by Milan Badelj (Fiorentina).
Bruno Fernandes (Udinese) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Fiorentina. Khouma Babacar replaces Federico Bernardeschi.
Goal! Fiorentina 3, Udinese 0. Gonzalo Rodríguez (Fiorentina) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Manuel Pasqual with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Danilo.
Attempt blocked. Gilberto (Fiorentina) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcos Alonso with a headed pass.
Gilberto (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.
Hand ball by Gilberto (Fiorentina).
Substitution, Fiorentina. Gilberto replaces Borja Valero.
Edenilson (Udinese) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Edenilson (Udinese).