Made a fine save to deny Gilardino in the 18th minute. But was left helpless for the four goals that went past him.
Made an important tackle on Behrami after the Swiss midfielder let the ball slip away from him in front of goal. Direct running going forward in support and almost forced a third for Palermo with a cross in the 83rd minute.
Often forced to cover to his left and right and had too much to do. Caught flat-footed a number of times but was still the pick of the two Rosanero center-backs.
His distribution was sloppy and struggled to mark the running of Gilardino. Scored the own goal which tipped the game in Fiorentina's favor. Booked.
Made a solid start with a good tackle in the 11th minute but Fiorentina targeted the defender to run at, and he was caught out with his marking for the first equalizer. Booked.
Supplied the ammunition for Pastore to fire home, some reckless tackling but gave his all in closing down Fiorentina.
Rushed two opportunities for the Rosanero shortly after the match was pulled level. Redeemed himself by getting into a good position to head home early in the second-half and tested Boruc with a well executed volley in the 63rd minute.
Replaced in the first-half presumably through injury. Solid for the time he was on the pitch.
His one main contribution of the first-half was to give his side the lead with a powerful finish. There were flashes of brilliance after scoring his 10th of the season and almost doubled his tally for the game with a sizzling shot late on.
The youngster was rewarded with a starting place but found things tough against the experience of Montolivo.
Did brilliantly to wrestle off Pasqual to drift in a cross for Nocerino to score. Took some heavy knocks and battled on for his side.
Made two key stops in the second-half. One from Nocerino in the 63rd minute and then to deny Ilicic rounding him in the 65th. Growing in confidence for the Viola with every game.
Beaten by Miccoli with ease for the second Palermo goal and his crossing going forward was dreadful. Booked.
Covered across to left-back well to prevent Acquah breaking free on a pacey run in the 35th minute. Scored his first ever Serie A goal and the young defender made a vital clearance in the 83rd minute.
Supported down the right wing well and his deliveries into the box troubled Palermo at times. Did a sound job in defense.
Made a string of good clearances in the 56th minute and was up for the battle with a feisty Miccoli.
What a comeback for the captain! He gave Palermo a warning with one shot in the 55th minute dribbling wide, then smacked the post with a wonderful effort from distance; finally he sealed victory with a super finish.
Wonderful vision and execution for Gilardino's goal, perhaps should have got himself on the scoresheet with a header in the 43rd minute.
Saw his spin and shot blocked in the second minute and worked hard for the cause. His cross should have been converted by Behrami in the 43rd minute.
Stuck in alongside Montolivo and battled well to help the Viola dominate key spells of the match, which eventually won the game for the visitors.
Took his goal expertly under pressure from Sirigu but could have had more than one today; the striker did everything right up until the finish with two chances in the 18th minute.
Constantly wanted to be involved in the play, and gave his partner a clever backheeled pass in the 18th minute for the first clear chance for the visitors. Tracked back and did a job defensively also, but his shooting boots were somewhere else today.
- 99 F. Benussi
- 29 S. García
- 91 D. Maltese
Came on in the first-half after some impressive displays in the Rosanero's reserves. Had a good turn of pace and will be a useful player with more experience in the first team. Headed one chance into the ground and over in the 84th minute and had the ball in the net after an offside call.
- 92 F. Ardizzone
Unlucky to see his shot smack back off the woodwork late on.
- 89 Neto
- 29 L. De Silvestri
Brought on to make sure Fiorentina didn't let their lead slip, bolstering the defense.
- 21 G. D'Agostino
- 32 M. Marchionni
The definition of an impact substitute! Supplied the cross which Bovo turned into his own net, and then made the break away, kept cool and picked the perfect pass for Montolivo's strike.