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Fiorentina honoured Davide Astori after scoring a goal in their first match since his tragic passing.
An emotional atmosphere surrounded Stadio Artemio Franchi with the club and supporters paying a beautiful tribute to their captain.
The players and staff wore shirts with his name and number printed during the warm-up.
And both sets of teams observed an impeccable minute silence prior to kick-off.
Once the game was underway, Fiorentina continued to pay respect by holding another tribute in the 13th minute.
Vitor Hugo then opened the scoring in the 25th minute with an incredible header, and Fiorentina immediately dedicated the goal to Astori. The scorer went over to the touchline, held up a shirt then saluted him.
That one was for Davide :purple_heart:- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 11, 2018
Vitor Hugo opens the scoring and salutes Astori.
The whole Fiorentina team celebrated with him :purple_heart: pic.twitter.com/1rAj3mB1a8
Fiorentina are ahead. Vitor Hugo with the goal. He dedicates the goal to Astori by saluting a shirt with Astori's image on it. Fiorentina 1-0 Benevento. #FiorentinaBenevento- CALCIO SQUARE (@calcio_square) March 11, 2018
Vitor Hugo, who replaces Davide Astori in defence, is the one who breaks the score for Fiorentina.- Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) March 11, 2018
Then holds his shirt, and gives him a salute like a soldier to his captain.
Life really is a miracle pic.twitter.com/jGLo83ZKRA
Vitor Hugo was Davide Astori's replacement for this match. Very touching tribute https://t.co/rE5cXLp3Of- Andrew Cesare (@acrutd) March 11, 2018
Vitor Hugo (centre back) is a fitting scorer of Fiorentina's first goal - he held aloft Astori's picture on a white t-shirt. Then saluted his Captain.- Ross Dyer (@RossDyerTV) March 11, 2018
Vitor Hugo celebrates his goal by holding up a shirt with Davide Astori on it. :purple_heart: pic.twitter.com/62bnSY434i- Raffaele (@ItalianoCalcio) March 11, 2018
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