Fiorentina opened its Serie A season in style, beating Catania 2-1 Monday with goals from Giuseppe Rossi and David Pizarro.

Forward Rossi put the Tuscan squad ahead in the 14th minute with his first goal after two years of injuries, slotting in a shot from the centre of the area following a cross from Juan Cuadrado.

Pablo Barrientos equalized in the 22nd after taking advantage of a defensive error by Pizarro, who then made up for the mistake by putting Fiorentina back ahead in the 28th, dribbling by a defender before launching in a shot from the edge of the area.

Fiorentina finished fourth last season, narrowly missing out on qualifying for the Champions League, and the Viola are aiming to enter the top competition this time around.