Atalanta coach Gigi del Neri admits they struggled to handle the power of Fiorentina striker Christian Vieri during yesterday's 2-2 draw.

Vieri struck in the contest and Del Neri said: "Today, he was the difference in the air. He made us suffer a lot. He was a very important player."

He added: "It was a very difficult game, but you expect that when you play Fiorentina."