Fiorentina's Jordan Veretout, left, celebrates after he scored on a penalty kick during a Serie A soccer match between Udinese and Fiorentina, at the Friuli stadium in Udine, northern Italy, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Stefano Lancia/ANSA via AP)
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Returning to the site of Davide Astori's death, FIorentina produced an emotional 2-0 win at Udinese Tuesday. The match was postponed from a month ago, when the 31-year-old Astori – the Viola captain – was found dead in his hotel room after a suspected cardiac arrest before FIorentina was to play Udinese.The Tuscan club has now won five straight matches since the tragedy, moving the squad up to 8th place and within three points of the Europa League places.EUROPA LEAGUE PLACESIn a match featuring two clubs within striking distance of the Europa League places, Sampdoria won 2-1 at Atalanta by taking advantage of two defensive errors.Atalanta, FIorentina and Sampdoria are level on points.
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