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.
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His rendition of Rihanna's " Stay " was so pure and moving that it brought tears , along with big hugs from all the panel. Lorenzo's father was murdered when the singer was just five years old, leaving him to be raised by his grandparents.