Empoli prevails over Inter 1-0 with a goal scored by T. Baldanzi. HIGHLIGHTS

MILANO. Empoli prevails over Inter 1-0 after T. Baldanzi scored just 1 goal (66').

Empoli prevails over Inter 1-0 with a goal scored by T. Baldanzi. HIGHLIGHTS

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%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 49 Ball Possession 51
Shots
  • 8 Total 12
  • 1 On Target 8
  • 7 Off Target 4
  • 6 Shots blocked 2
  • 73 Attack 72
  • 42 Dangerous attack 23
  • 92 Ball safe​ 96
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 2 Corners 3
Fouls
  • 13 Total 16
  • 4 Yellow Cards 3
  • 1 Double Yellow 0
  • 1 Red Card 0
Other
  • 5 Substitutions 5

Ball possession

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.

Cards

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′).

Match Timeline

Milan Škriniar- Yellow
25'
30'
Liam Henderson- Yellow
31'
Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro- Yellow
Milan Škriniar(yellowred)
40'
45'
Fabiano Parisi- Yellow
Raoul Bellanova- sub ->Joaquín Correa
46'
46'
Nicolas Haas- sub ->Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro 
64'
Tommaso Baldanzi- sub ->N. Cambiaghi
66'
Tommaso Baldanzi(goal)Nedim Bajrami
Nicolò Barella- Yellow
68'
Kristjan Asllani- sub ->Nicolò Barella 
71'
Edin Džeko- sub ->Matteo Darmian
71'
Robin Gosens- sub ->Federico Dimarco
71'
73'
Martín Satriano- sub ->Liam Henderson
74'
Jacopo Fazzini- sub ->Nedim Bajrami
Romelu Lukaku- sub ->Hakan Calhanoglu 
77'
Edin Džeko- Yellow
89'
90'
Sebastian Walukiewicz- sub ->Francesco Caputo

Standings

Standings
Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5

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.

Next matches

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
G
André Onana 24.Cameroon
7.9
D
Stefan de Vrij 6.Netherlands
7.6
D
Milan Škriniar 37.Slovakia
6.4
40'
D
7.1
M
Matteo Darmian 36.Italy
6.9
71'
M
Federico Dimarco 32.Italy
8.0
71'
M
Henrikh Mkhitaryan 22.Armenia
7.0
M
Hakan Çalhanoğlu 20.Turkey
7.2
77'
M
Nicolò Barella 23.Italy
6.8
71' 68'
F
Joaquín Correa 11.Argentina
6.8
46'
F
Lautaro Martínez 10.Argentina
6.6
Substitutes
G
Alex Cordaz 21.Italy
G
Gabriel Brazão 31.Brazil
D
Mattia Zanotti 46.Italy
D
D
Denzel Dumfries 2.Netherlands
D
Raoul Bellanova 12.Italy
6.1
46'
D
Robin Gosens 8.Germany
6.8
71'
D
Francesco Acerbi 15.Italy
M
Kristjan Asllani 14.Albania
7.1
71'
M
Valentin Carboni 45.Italy
F
Edin Džeko 9.Bosnia and Herzegovina
6.8
71' 89'
F
D. Curatolo 42.Italy
F
Romelu Lukaku 90.Belgium
6.4
77'

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 (7.9), Milan Škriniar (6.4), Stefan de Vrij (7.6), Alessandro Bastoni (7.1), Matteo Darmian (6.9), Nicolò Barella (6.8), Hakan Çalhanoğlu (7.2), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (7.0), Federico Dimarco (8.0), Joaquín Correa (6.8) and Lautaro Martínez (6.6).

The home team had on the bench: Alex Cordaz, Edin Džeko (6.8), Mattia Zanotti, Danilo D’Ambrosio, Gabriel Brazão, Kristjan Asllani (7.1), Roberto Gagliardini, Denzel Dumfries, Dennis Curatolo, Raoul Bellanova (6.1), Robin Gosens (6.8), Valentín Carboni, Francesco Acerbi and Romelu Lukaku (6.4).

Substitutions

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 is (8.0) with 32 passes (78% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 5. He performed 6 crosses.

Empoli – Formation

Empoli
G
7.0
D
6.9
D
Tyronne Ebuehi 24.Nigeria
7.2
D
Fabiano Parisi 65.Italy
7.0
45'
D
Koni De Winter 6.Belgium
7.1
M
Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro 11.Côte d'Ivoire
6.9
46' 31'
M
Liam Henderson 8.Scotland
7.1
73' 30'
M
7.1
M
Nedim Bajrami 10.Switzerland
7.0
74'
F
Francesco Caputo 19.Italy
6.8
90'
F
6.6
64'
Substitutes
G
Samuele Perisan 1.Italy
G
Samir Ujkani 22.Kosovo
D
Petar Stojanović 30.Slovenia
D
Gabriele Guarino 36.Italy
D
Liberato Cacace 3.New Zealand
D
90'
M
Jacopo Fazzini 21.Italy
6.3
74'
M
Tommaso Baldanzi 35.Italy
7.1
64' Goals66'
M
Nicolas Haas 32.Switzerland
6.9
46'
F
H. Nabian 87.Portugal
F
Martín Satriano 9.Uruguay
6.7
73'

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

Paolo Zanetti played with: Guglielmo Vicario (7.0), Tyronne Ebuehi (7.2), Koni De Winter (7.1), Sebastiano Luperto (6.9), Fabiano Parisi (7.0), Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro (6.9), Liam Henderson (7.1), Filippo Bandinelli (7.1), Nedim Bajrami (7.0), Nicolò Cambiaghi (6.6) and Francesco Caputo (6.8).

They had on the bench: Jacopo Fazzini (6.3), Herculano Nabian, Tommaso Baldanzi (7.1), Nicolas Haas (6.9), Duccio Degli Innocenti, Petar Stojanović, Martín Satriano (6.7), Gabriele Guarino, Liberato Cacace, Samuele Perisan, Samir Ujkani and Sebastian Walukiewicz.

Substitutions

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 is (7.2) with 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.​