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Serie A: Matri scores twice as Fiorentina beats Catania 3-0

Milan: Alessandro Matri scored twice on his Fiorentina debut to help his new team win 3-0 at bottom club Catania in Serie A on Sunday.   Matri had only scored once in six months for AC
India TV News Desk January 20, 2014 6:36 IST
India TV News Desk
Milan: Alessandro Matri scored twice on his Fiorentina debut to help his new team win 3-0 at bottom club Catania in Serie A on Sunday.
   
Matri had only scored once in six months for AC Milan but now has more goals for Fiorentina after a brilliant first half.
   
"Today was an afternoon I dreamed about," Matri said. "I really wanted to get back to helping the team. It's been a difficult six months, in which I suffered, and I thank those who were close to me, my family and my girlfriend, I dedicate the goals to them."
   
Fiorentina moved three points behind Napoli in the race for third place and the final Champions League berth after the Naples club were held to a 2-2 draw by 10-man Bologna.
   
Napoli thought it had won after goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Jose Callejon but Rolando Bianchi scored his second of the game in the final minute.
   
In the evening game, Clarence Seedorf got off to a winning start as coach after Mario Balotelli's penalty helped AC Milan beat Hellas Verona 1-0.
   
"After the match we all gathered in a circle with our arms around each other. From now on we will always do that, regardless of the result. That way we will all look each other in the face," Seedorf said. "It is an important start and I am happy for this group. There's a lot of work still ahead of us, but everything is lighter and comes easier when you are winning."