Serie A: Empoli and Genoa draw 2-2 on Friday

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EMPOLI. Empoli manages to recover against Genoa with a penalty kick on the D. Criscito 13' and a goal on the F. Bianchi 89'.

EMPOLI. Empoli manages to recover against Genoa with a penalty kick on the D. Criscito 13′ and a goal on the F. Bianchi 89′.

The match was held at the Stadio Carlo Castellani Stadium in Empoli on Friday and this began at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was Luca Pairetto with the help of Michele Grossi and Pasquale De Meo. The 4th official was Matteo Gariglio. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 12.8 degrees Celsius or 55.11 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 63%.​

Match Statistics

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

Empoli was more aggressive with 45 dangerous attacks and 10 shots of which 2 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Empoli to win the match​.

Empoli shot 10 times, 2 on target, 3 off target. On the opposite side, Genoa shot 15 times, 7 on target, 4 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to Empoli. On the opposite side, Genoa received 4 yellow cards (N. Rovella, S. Sturaro, A. Masiello and J. Vasquez).

After playing this encounter, Empoli will have 16 points to stay in the 8th place. On the opposite side, Genoa will have 9 points like Sampdoria and Venezia to stay in the 15th place.

Match Events

  • 13'

    D. Criscito (Penalty)

  • 27'

    N. Rovella

  • 46'

    P. Cutrone

    F. Bandinelli

  • 59'

    S. Ricci

    L. Stulac

  • 59'

    S. Zurkowski

    N. Haas

  • 59'

    F. Parisi

    R. Marchizza

  • 62'

    F. Di Francesco

  • 64'

    S. Sturaro

  • 69'

    Y. Kallon

    N. Rovella

  • 69'

    V. Behrami

    S. Sturaro

  • 72'

    S. Zurkowski

  • 74'

    A. Masiello

  • 74'

    P. Ghiglione

    D. Biraschi

  • 74'

    F. Bianchi

    P. Galdames

  • 78'

    F. Melegoni

    A. Cambiaso

  • 79'

    A. Ismajli

    R. Fiamozzi

  • 83'

    J. Vasquez

  • 89'

    F. Bianchi

Next match

In the upcoming Serie A match, Empoli will play away against Hellas Verona on the 22nd of November with a 2-1 head to head statistic in favor of Empoli (1 draw).

Genoa will host Roma on the 21st of November with a 20-5 head to head statistic in favor of Roma (3 draws).

Empoli: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Aurelio Andreazzoli chose to play with the following team: Guglielmo Vicario (7.4), Riccardo Fiamozzi (6.8), Lorenzo Tonelli (6.4), Mattia Viti (7.2), Riccardo Marchizza (6.6), Leo Štulac (6.7), Nicolas Haas (6.7), Filippo Bandinelli (6.4), Liam Henderson (6.2), Federico Di Francesco (7.1) and Andrea Pinamonti (6.5).


Empoli made 5 changes: F. Bandinelli for P. Cutrone (46′), L. Stulac for S. Ricci (59′), N. Haas for S. Zurkowski (59′), R. Marchizza for F. Parisi (59′) and R. Fiamozzi for A. Ismajli (79′).

Top player: Szymon Żurkowski

Probably the most impressive player in Empoli was Szymon Żurkowski.

His rating is (8.2) with 1 goal, 14 passes (92% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 7.

His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 59′.

Genoa: Formation and Lineups

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

On the opposite side, Davide Ballardini played with: Salvatore Sirigu (6.2), Andrea Masiello (7.0), Johan Vásquez (7.2), Domenico Criscito (7.5), Davide Biraschi (6.2), Milan Badelj (7.8), Nicolò Rovella (6.8), Andrea Cambiaso (7.1), Pablo Galdames (6.8), Stefano Sturaro (5.8) and Felipe Caicedo (7.5).


Genoa made 5 changes: N. Rovella for Y. Kallon (69′), S. Sturaro for V. Behrami (69′), D. Biraschi for P. Ghiglione (74′), P. Galdames for F. Bianchi (74′) and A. Cambiaso for F. Melegoni (78′).

Top player: Milan Badelj

The player who no doubt impressed Genoa the most was Milan Badelj.

His rating is (7.8) with 44 passes (75% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 13. He performed 1 cross.



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