Serie A: Lazio and Empoli draw a frantic match 3-3 on Thursday

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ROMA. Lazio and Empoli played a scintillating incredible match before drawing 3-3.

ROMA. Lazio and Empoli went through a rollercoaster before drawing 3-3. Lazio was far superior when it came to possession ball (63%)​

C. Immobile missed a decisive penalty (87′). That would have allowed Lazio to win the match.​

C. Immobile missed 1 penalty (87′) for ​Lazio.

The match was played at the Stadio Olimpico stadium in Roma on Thursday and it started at 2:30 pm local time. The referee was Antonio Giua with the assistance of Pietro Dei Giudici and Davide Moro. The 4th official was Davide Miele. The weather was snow. The temperature was freezing around -2.8 degrees Celsius or 26.89 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 84%.​

Match Statistics

Lazio was in firm control of the ball 63% while Empoli was struggling with a 37% ball possession.

Lazio was more aggressive with 95 dangerous attacks and 23 shots of which 9 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Lazio to win the match​.

Lazio shot 23 times, 9 on target, 14 off target. On the opposite side, Empoli shot 9 times, 3 on target, 6 off target.

Cards

Lazio received 4 yellow cards (Luiz Felipe, Pedro, A. Marusic and L. Alberto). On the opposite side, Empoli received 4 yellow cards (F. Parisi, R. Marchizza, S. Luperto and F. Bandinelli).

After playing this match, Lazio will have 31 points to stay in the 8th place. On the other side, Empoli will have 27 points like Bologna to stay in the 9th place.

Match Events

  • 5'
    5'

    N. Bajrami (Penalty)

    19
  • 8'
    8'

    S. Zurkowski

    Shot blocked. Federico Di Francesco - Empoli - shot with right foot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assist - Nedim Bajrami. Goal! Lazio 0, Empoli 2. Szymon Zurkowski - Empoli - shot with right foot from the centre of the box to the left corner. 19
  • 10'
    10'

    F. Parisi

    Fabiano Parisi - Empoli - receive yellow card for a foul. Fouled by Fabiano Parisi - Empoli Felipe Anderson - Lazio - won a free kick on the right wing. 19
  • 14'
    14'

    C. Immobile

    Goal! Lazio 1, Empoli 2. Ciro Immobile - Lazio - shot with the head from the centre of the box to the right corner. Assist - Sergej Milinkovic-Savic with a cross after corner. 18
  • 19'
    19'

    Luiz Felipe

    Shot blocked. Felipe Anderson - Lazio - shot with right foot from outside the box is blocked. 19
  • 25'
    25'

    Patric

    F. Acerbi

  • 35'
    35'

    R. Marchizza

    F. Parisi

  • 36'
    36'

    R. Marchizza

    New attacking attempt. Liam Henderson - Empoli - shot with right foot from outside the box is saved by goalkeeper in the centre of the goal.
  • 46'
    46'

    F. Bandinelli

    S. Zurkowski

  • 52'
    52'

    Pedro

    Pedro - Lazio - receive yellow card for a foul. Samuele Ricci - Empoli - won a free kick in defence. Fouled by Pedro - Lazio
  • 61'
    61'

    Lucas Leiva

    D. Cataldi

  • 61'
    61'

    M. Zaccagni

    Pedro

  • 62'
    62'

    A. Marusic

    Adam Marusic - Lazio - receive yellow card for a foul. Fouled by Adam Marusic - Lazio Federico Di Francesco - Empoli - won a free kick in attack.
  • 63'
    63'

    L. Stulac

    N. Bajrami

  • 66'
    66'

    S. Milinkovic-Savic

    Goal! Lazio 2, Empoli 2. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic - Lazio - shot with right foot from the centre of the box to the left corner. Assist - Felipe Anderson with a cross.
  • 72'
    72'

    L. Alberto

  • 75'
    75'

    A. Pinamonti

    A. La Mantia

  • 75'
    75'

    M. Viti

    S. Ricci

  • 76'
    76'

    F. Di Francesco

  • 78'
    78'

    P. Gabarrón Gil (Goal Disallowed)

    Hand ball by Patric - Lazio Corner - Lazio. Conceded by Andrea Pinamonti.
  • 86'
    86'

    S. Luperto

    Sebastiano Luperto - Empoli - receive yellow card for a foul. Penalty conceded by Sebastiano Luperto - Empoli - after a foul in the penalty area. Penalty Lazio. Ciro Immobile draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • 87'
    87'

    C. Immobile

    Penalty saved! Ciro Immobile - Lazio - fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, shot with right foot saved in the left corner.
  • 89'
    89'

    M. Lazzari

    E. Hysaj

  • 90'
    90'

    S. Milinkovic-Savic

    M. Zaccagni

    Mattia Viti - Empoli - won a free kick on the left wing. Fouled by Felipe Anderson - Lazio Missed chance. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic - Lazio - shot with right foot from outside the box is very close to the goal from a free kick. Shot blocked. Lucas Leiva - Lazio - shot with right foot from outside the box is blocked. Goal! Lazio 3, Empoli 3. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic - Lazio - shot with the head from few metres to the left corner. Assist - Mattia Zaccagni with a cross. Filippo Bandinelli - Empoli - receive yellow card for a foul. Manuel Lazzari - Lazio - won a free kick on the right wing. Fouled by Filippo Bandinelli - Empoli Luiz Felipe - Lazio - won a free kick in defence. Fouled by Federico Di Francesco - Empoli Second Half ended - Lazio 3, Empoli 3.
  • 90'
    90'

    F. Bandinelli

    Mattia Viti - Empoli - won a free kick on the left wing. Fouled by Felipe Anderson - Lazio Missed chance. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic - Lazio - shot with right foot from outside the box is very close to the goal from a free kick. Shot blocked. Lucas Leiva - Lazio - shot with right foot from outside the box is blocked. Goal! Lazio 3, Empoli 3. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic - Lazio - shot with the head from few metres to the left corner. Assist - Mattia Zaccagni with a cross. Filippo Bandinelli - Empoli - receive yellow card for a foul. Manuel Lazzari - Lazio - won a free kick on the right wing. Fouled by Filippo Bandinelli - Empoli Luiz Felipe - Lazio - won a free kick in defence. Fouled by Federico Di Francesco - Empoli Second Half ended - Lazio 3, Empoli 3.

Next match

In the upcoming Serie A match, Lazio will play away against Inter on the 9th of January with a 20-11 head to head statistic in favor of Inter (8 draws).

Empoli will host Sassuolo on the 9th of January with a 5-4 head to head in favor of Sassuolo (0 draws).

Lazio: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Maurizio Sarri chose to play with the following team: Thomas Strakosha (5.4), Elseid Hysaj (6.2), Luiz Felipe (6.4), Francesco Acerbi (6.1), Adam Marušić (5.9), Sergej Milinković-Savić (8.4), Danilo Cataldi (6.2), Luis Alberto (7.7), Pedro (7.0), Ciro Immobile (7.7) and Felipe Anderson (7.6).

Substitutes

Lazio made 4 changes: F. Acerbi for Patric (25′), D. Cataldi for Lucas Leiva (61′), Pedro for M. Zaccagni (61′) and E. Hysaj for M. Lazzari (89′).

Top player: Sergej Milinković-Savić

The player who no doubt impressed Lazio the most was Sergej Milinković-Savić.

His rating is (8.4) with 1 goal, 46 passes (73% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 9. He performed 4 crosses.

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 (7.1), Petar Stojanović (6.5), Ardian Ismajli (6.5), Sebastiano Luperto (6.8), Fabiano Parisi (6.1), Liam Henderson (6.2), Samuele Ricci (6.8), Szymon Żurkowski (7.4), Nedim Bajrami (7.0), Andrea La Mantia (6.6) and Federico Di Francesco (8.1).

Substitutes

Empoli made 5 changes: F. Parisi for R. Marchizza (35′), S. Zurkowski for F. Bandinelli (46′), N. Bajrami for L. Stulac (63′), A. La Mantia for A. Pinamonti (75′) and S. Ricci for M. Viti (75′).

Top player: Federico Di Francesco

The player who no doubt impressed Empoli the most was Federico Di Francesco.

His rating is (8.1) with 1 goal, 15 passes (60% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 10. He performed 3 crosses.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Serie A

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