Fiorentina cruised to a 3-1 win at Sassuolo in Serie A on Saturday to keep alive its chances of qualifying for the Champions League with goals from Khouma Babacar and new signing Mohamed Salah.
Salah, who joined on loan from Chelsea in the deal which took Juan Cuadrado to Stamford Bridge, scored the opener thanks to an assist from Babacar, who netted Fiorentina's other two goals.
Domenico Berardi, who had earlier hit the post, scored a consolation for Sassuolo.
Fiorentina provisionally closed the gap on third-place to four points with Napoli playing at Palermo later and hoping to move to within a point of second-place Roma.
It will also serve as a timely boost to Fiorentina ahead of Thursday's Europa League round of 32 tie against Tottenham Hotspur.
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