MILANO. Empoli tops Inter 1-0 after T. Baldanzi scored just 1 goal (66′).
Milan Skriniar received a red card (40′). This double yellow card was one of the reason why Inter lost the match.
The match was played at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milano on Monday and it started at 8:45 pm local time. In front of 65,476 spectators. The referee was Antonio Rapuano with the support of Alessio Berti and Mattia Scarpa. The 4th official was Matteo Marcenaro. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold at 4.4 degrees Celsius or 39.87 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 72%.
None of the teams had a clear upper hand in terms of ball possession. Inter was in possession of the ball for 49% of the time vs. Empoli that controlled the ball for 51% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Inter was more aggressive with 42 dangerous attacks and 8 shots of which 1 were on target. Nonetheless, Empoli found a way to find the solution to win this contest.
Inter shot 8 times, 1 on target, 7 off target. Talking about the opposition, Empoli shot 12 times, 8 on target, 4 off target.
Inter received 3 yellow cards (Milan Skriniar, Nicolò Barella and Edin Dzeko). On the opposite side, Empoli received 3 yellow cards (Liam Henderson, Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro and Fabiano Parisi).
Milan Skriniar (Inter) was sent off after receiving a second yellow card (40′).
After this match, Inter will stay with 37 points like Lazio and Roma to remain in the 4th place. Talking about the opposition, Empoli will have 25 points to sit in the 9th place.
In the next match in the Serie A, Inter will host Udinese on the 18th of February with a 22-8 head to head statistic in favor of Inter (8 draws).
Empoli will play away agasint Fiorentina on the 19th of February with a 10-4 head to head in favor of Fiorentina (5 draws).
Inter – Formation
Inter started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
The manager Simone Inzaghi decided to play with the following team: André Onana, Milan Škriniar , Stefan de Vrij , Alessandro Bastoni , Matteo Darmian , Nicolò Barella , Hakan Çalhanoğlu , Henrikh Mkhitaryan , Federico Dimarco , Joaquín Correa and Lautaro Martínez .
The home team had on the bench: Alex Cordaz, Edin Džeko, Mattia Zanotti, Danilo D’Ambrosio, Gabriel Brazão, Kristjan Asllani , Roberto Gagliardini, Denzel Dumfries, Dennis Curatolo, Raoul Bellanova , Robin Gosens , Valentín Carboni, Francesco Acerbi and Romelu Lukaku .
Inter made 5 changes: Joaquín Correa for R. Bellanova (46′), Nicolò Barella for Kristjan Asllani (71′), Matteo Darmian for Edin Dzeko (71′), Federico Dimarco for Robin Gosens (71′) and Hakan Calhanoglu for Romelu Lukaku (77′).
Best player: Federico Dimarco
The player that probably impressed the most for Inter was Federico Dimarco.
His rating iswith 32 passes (78% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 5. He performed 6 crosses.
Empoli – Formation
Empoli started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).
Paolo Zanetti played with: Guglielmo Vicario, Tyronne Ebuehi , Koni De Winter , Sebastiano Luperto , Fabiano Parisi , Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro , Liam Henderson , Filippo Bandinelli , Nedim Bajrami , Nicolò Cambiaghi and Francesco Caputo .
They had on the bench: Jacopo Fazzini, Herculano Nabian, Tommaso Baldanzi , Nicolas Haas , Duccio Degli Innocenti, Petar Stojanović, Martín Satriano , Gabriele Guarino, Liberato Cacace, Samuele Perisan, Samir Ujkani and Sebastian Walukiewicz.
Empoli made 5 changes: Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro for Nicolas Haas (46′), N. Cambiaghi for T. Baldanzi (64′), Liam Henderson for Martín Satriano (73′), Nedim Bajrami for J. Fazzini (74′) and Francesco Caputo for S. Walukiewicz (90′).
Best player: Tyronne Ebuehi
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Empoli was Tyronne Ebuehi even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 33 passes (78% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 8. He performed 1 cross.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Serie A.