Fiorentina pay tribute to Davide Astori with home victory [GALLERY]

Fiorentina fans gather ahead of a funeral service for captain Davide Astori

Astori was found dead in his hotel room last Sunday morning, hours before his team were scheduled to play Udinese in a Serie A match.

Fiorentina fans paid tribute to Davide Astori on Sunday as the Viola played their first game since their club captain's untimely death at the age of 31.

Earlier this Fiorentina announced they would be retiring the shirt in memory of their former captain.

Fiorentina have secured a 1-0 win over Benevento in the club's first match since the tragic passing of Davide Astori.

Flags and banners were displayed throughout the stadium bearing Astori's name, and in the 13th minute of the game, the ball was kicked out of play and the action paused so fans and players could join in a minute's applause.

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Then, eight minutes later, Hugo headed home Riccardo Saponara's corner to open the scoring.

Fiorentina held on to their one-goal lead to win the match and move up to ninth in the table.

The game was paused in the 13th minute as the club's fans commemorated the Italy worldwide with a stunning display.

Both teams hit the post in the final minutes, through Massimo Coda and new Fiorentina captain Milan Badelj.

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