ACF Fiorentina honoured their late captain Davide Astori during the 1-0 win over Benevento in the 28th round of the Serie A football championship on Sunday, the side's first match since the 31-year-old's death.
Before the match at the Artemio Franchi stadium, the two teams and fans observed a minute of silence in tribute to the Italy defender, age 31, who died on March 4 in his sleep from an apparent heart attack, reports Efe.
Play was then halted in the 13th minute -- Astori's jersey number -- with players giving him an ovation that lasted an entire minute.
Fiorentina's lone goal came in the 25th minute from Brazilian central defender Vitor Hugo, on a header at the left post off a cross from Riccardo Saponara.
Celebrating the goal, Hugo raised up a shirt with a photo of a smiling Astori printed on it.
After the win, Fiorentina sit in the ninth spot in the Serie A table with 38 points, while Benevento remain in the last place with only ten points.
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