Serie A: Empoli recovers a 0-1 deficit to top Sassuolo 2-1

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REGGIO NELL'EMILIA. Empoli managed to turn the table against Sassuolo to win 2-1.

REGGIO NELL’EMILIA. Empoli found a way to turn the table against Sassuolo to win 2-1. It was Sassuolo to strike first with an own goal of L. Tonelli at the 44′. Then it was a penalty in the 83′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, S. Zurkowski gave the win to Empoli in the 90′ minute with a goal. Sassuolo lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (58%).

The match was held at the MAPEI Stadium – Città del Tricolore Stadium in Reggio nell’Emilia on Sunday and this began at 2:00 pm local time. The referee was Luca Massimi with the help of Giuseppe Maccaddino and Daniele Marchi. The 4th official was Matteo Marchetti. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 13.1 degrees Celsius or 55.56 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 85%.​

Match Statistics

Sassuolo was in firm control of the ball 58% while Empoli was struggling with a 42% ball possession.

Empoli was more aggressive with 51 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Empoli won the match.​

Sassuolo shot 16 times, 6 on target, 10 off target. On the other side, Empoli shot 19 times, 6 on target, 13 off target.


Sassuolo received 4 yellow cards (G. Scamacca, G. Raspadori, G. Defrel and M. Lopez). On the opposite side, Empoli received 2 yellow cards (P. Stojanovic and A. Pinamonti).

After playing this match, Sassuolo will stay with 14 points like Torino to stay in the 11th place. On the opposite side, Empoli will have 12 points like Bologna to stay in the 12th place.

Match Events

  • 41'

    G. Scamacca

  • 44'

    L. Tonelli (OG)

  • 62'

    P. Stojanovic

  • 62'

    P. Cutrone

    F. Bandinelli

  • 62'

    G. Defrel

    G. Scamacca

  • 66'

    G. Raspadori

  • 71'

    J. Boga

    H. J. Traore

  • 71'

    Matheus Henrique

    G. Raspadori

  • 81'

    S. Zurkowski

    N. Haas

  • 82'

    F. Parisi

    R. Marchizza

  • 80'

    K. Asllani

    L. Stulac

  • 83'

    A. Pinamonti (Penalty)

  • 84'

    A. Pinamonti

  • 85'

    A. Harroui

    D. Frattesi

  • 85'

    M. Muldur

    J. Toljan

  • 87'

    G. Defrel

  • 89'

    S. Romagnoli

    F. Di Francesco

  • 90'

    M. Lopez

  • 90'

    S. Zurkowski

Next match

In the upcoming Serie A match, Sassuolo will host Napoli on the 1st of December with a 9-2 head to head stats in favor of Napoli (6 draws).

Empoli will host Genoa on the 5th of November with a 5-4 head to head in favor of Empoli (4 draws).

Sassuolo: Formation and Lineups

Sassuolo started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Alessio Dionisi chose to play with the following team: Andrea Consigli (6.8), Jeremy Toljan (7.3), Vlad Chiricheş (6.4), Gian Marco Ferrari (7.6), Giorgos Kyriakopoulos (6.9), Davide Frattesi (7.5), Maxime López (7.1), Hamed Junior Traorè (7.2), Domenico Berardi (7.4), Gianluca Scamacca (6.4) and Giacomo Raspadori (6.6).


Sassuolo made 5 changes: G. Scamacca for G. Defrel (62′), H. J. Traore for J. Boga (71′), G. Raspadori for Matheus Henrique (71′), D. Frattesi for M. Muldur (85′) and J. Toljan for Rogerio (85′).

Top player: Gian Marco Ferrari

The player who no doubt impressed Sassuolo the most was Gian Marco Ferrari.

His rating is (7.6) with 57 passes (92% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 3.

Empoli: Formation and Lineups

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

On the other side, Aurelio Andreazzoli played with: Guglielmo Vicario (7.4), Petar Stojanović (6.4), Lorenzo Tonelli (7.0), Mattia Viti (7.0), Riccardo Marchizza (6.7), Nicolas Haas (7.3), Leo Štulac (7.2), Filippo Bandinelli (6.5), Liam Henderson (7.1), Federico Di Francesco (6.7) and Andrea Pinamonti (7.1).


Empoli made 5 changes: F. Bandinelli for P. Cutrone (62′), N. Haas for S. Zurkowski (81′), R. Marchizza for F. Parisi (82′), L. Stulac for K. Asllani (80′) and F. Di Francesco for S. Romagnoli (89′).

Best player: Guglielmo Vicario

The player that probably impressed the most for Empoli was the goalkeeper: Guglielmo Vicario. His rating is 7.40. He performed 5 saves.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Serie A



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