A minute's silence was impeccably observed by fans at the Stadio Artemio Franchi as Fiorentina played host to Benevento.
The breakthrough came in the 25th minute courtesy of Vitor Hugo, the man who replaced Astori in the Viola line-up and scored his first ever goal for the Florence outfit. He previously spent six seasons at Cagliari and one on loan at AS Roma.
Astori made 14 appearances for Italy between 2012 and 2017 and was in the squad at the Confederations Cup in 2013 where Italy finished third.
Eight CRPF jawans killed in IED blast by Maoists in Chhattisgarh
He took to Twitter and said, " India salutes the fearless CRPF personnel who were martyred in the attack in Sukma, Chhattisgarh ". It also comes six months after 25 CRPF jawans were slaughtered + in one of the deadliest attacks by Maoist rebels, or Naxalites .