Empoli 1-0 Sampdoria: prevails over 1-0 with a goal scored by O. Colley 

EMPOLI. Empoli prevails over Sampdoria 1-0 after O. Colley  scored just 1 goal (90').

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EMPOLI. Empoli tops Sampdoria 1-0 after O. Colley  scored just 1 goal (90′).

The match was played at the Stadio Carlo Castellani stadium in Empoli on Monday and it started at 8:45 pm local time. The referee was Alberto Santoro who had the assistance of Marco Scatragli and Marco Trinchieri. The 4th official was Simone Sozza. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 10.1 degrees Celsius or 50.23 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 80%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Empoli was in possession of the ball for 48% of the time vs. Sampdoria that controlled the ball for 52% of the time.

Sampdoria was more aggressive with 41 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 10 were on target. Anyhow, Empoli was capable to find the solution to win this match.​

Empoli shot 15 times, 3 on target, 12 off target. Regarding the opposition, Sampdoria shot 18 times, 10 on target, 8 off target.

Cards

Empoli received 5 yellow cards (Fabiano Parisi, Razvan Marin, Ardian Ismajli, Petar Stojanovic and Guglielmo Vicario). On the opposite side, Sampdoria received 5 yellow cards (Mehdi Léris, Ronaldo Vieira, Manolo Gabbiadini, Abdelhamid Sabiri and Filip Djuricic).

After this contest, Empoli will have 19 points to stay in the 14th place. Regarding the opposition, Sampdoria will stay with 9 points like Hellas Verona to stay in the 19th place.

Match Events

  • 6'
    6'

    Mehdi Léris

  • 30'
    30'

    Ronaldo Vieira

  • 31'
    31'

    Manolo Gabbiadini

  • 41'
    41'

    Fabiano Parisi

  • 55'
    55'

    Tyronne Ebuehi

  • 62'
    62'

    Abdelhamid Sabiri

    Valerio Verre

  • 62'
    62'

    Harry Winks

    T. Baldanzi

  • 63'
    63'

    Nicolas Haas 

    Valerio Verre

  • 63'
    63'

    Marko Pjaca

    Bruno Amione

  • 63'
    63'

    Alessandro Zanoli

    Mehdi Léris

  • 69'
    69'

    F. Paoletti

    Ronaldo Vieira

  • 72'
    72'

    Razvan Marin

  • 77'
    77'

    N. Cambiaghi

    Martín Satriano

  • 77'
    77'

    Petar Stojanovic

    Tyronne Ebuehi

  • 85'
    85'

    Ardian Ismajli

  • 85'
    85'

    J. Fazzini

    Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro 

  • 90'
    90'

    Petar Stojanovic

  • 90'
    90'

    Abdelhamid Sabiri

  • 90'
    90'

    Emil Audero

  • 90'
    90'

    Guglielmo Vicario

  • 90'
    90'

    Omar Colley  (Goal Disallowed)

  • 90'
    90'

    Filip Djuricic

  • 90'
    90'

    Filip Djuricic

Next match

In the upcoming Serie A match, Empoli will play away against Inter on the 23rd of January with a 17-1 head to head stats in favor of Inter (1 draw).

Sampdoria will host Udinese on the 22nd of January with a 12-10 head to head stats in favor of Sampdoria (14 draws).

Empoli: Formation and Lineups

Empoli started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).

The manager Paolo Zanetti chose to play with the following team: Guglielmo Vicario (8.1), Tyronne Ebuehi (7.8), Ardian Ismajli (7.2), Sebastiano Luperto (7.0), Fabiano Parisi (6.9), Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro (6.4), Răzvan Marin (7.4), Filippo Bandinelli (7.8), Tommaso Baldanzi (7.4), Martín Satriano (6.1) and Francesco Caputo (7.4).

Empoli could not rely on the presence of J. Fazzini (injured).

Substitutes

Empoli made 4 changes: T. Baldanzi for Harry Winks (62′), Martín Satriano for N. Cambiaghi (77′), Tyronne Ebuehi for Petar Stojanovic (77′) and Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro  for J. Fazzini (85′).

Best player: Guglielmo Vicario

The player that probably impressed the most for Empoli was the goalkeeper: Guglielmo Vicario. His rating is 8.13. He performed 5 saves.

Sampdoria: Formation and Lineups

Sampdoria started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).

On the other side, Dejan Stankovic played with: Emil Audero (7.4), Bram Nuytinck (6.4), Bruno Amione (6.5), Omar Colley (6.7), Mehdi Léris (5.8), Ronaldo Vieira (6.2), Filip Đuričić (7.4), Tommaso Augello (6.9), Valerio Verre (7.0), Sam Lammers (6.5) and Manolo Gabbiadini (6.5).

Substitutes

Sampdoria made 5 changes: Valerio Verre for Abdelhamid Sabiri (62′), Valerio Verre for Nicolas Haas  (63′), Bruno Amione for Marko Pjaca (63′), Mehdi Léris for Alessandro Zanoli (63′) and Ronaldo Vieira for F. Paoletti (69′).

Top player: Filip Đuričić

The player who no doubt impressed Sampdoria the most was Filip Đuričić.

His rating is (7.4) with 30 passes (76% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 10. He performed 1 cross.

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