Roma prevails over Empoli 2-1. HIGHLIGHTS

EMPOLI. Roma defeated Empoli to win 2-1.

Roma prevails over Empoli 2-1. HIGHLIGHTS

EMPOLI. Roma prevailed over Empoli to win 2-1. It was Roma to strike first with a goal of P. Dybala at the 17′. Then it was a goal in the 43′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, T. Abraham gave the win to Roma in the 71′ minute with a goal.

J. Akpa Akpro received a red card (87′)​. This red card was one of the reason why Empoli lost the match.

L. Pellegrini missed a penalty (77′) for Roma.​

The match was played at the Stadio Carlo Castellani stadium in Empoli on Monday and it started at 8:45 pm local time. The referee was Livio Marinelli with the help of Damiano Di Iorio and Salvatore Affatato. The 4th official was Ivano Pezzuto. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 21.3 degrees Celsius or 70.34 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 77%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 53 Ball Possession 47
Shots
  • 20 Total 12
  • 4 On Target 6
  • 16 Off Target 6
  • 5 Shots blocked 2
  • 103 Attack 80
  • 51 Dangerous attack 43
  • 86 Ball safe​ 89
  • 0 Penalties 1
  • 7 Corners 7
Fouls
  • 13 Total 12
  • 3 Yellow Cards 1
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 1 Red Card 0
Other
  • 5 Substitutions 4

Ball possession

No teams had a vastly superior advantage in terms of ball possession. Empoli was in possession of the ball for 53% of the time vs. Roma that controlled the ball for 47% of the time.

Attitude and shots

Empoli was more pushing with 51 dangerous attacks and 20 shots of which 4 were on target. Nevertheless, Roma was able to find the solution to win this contest.​

Empoli shot 20 times, 4 on target, 16 off target. Talking about the opposition, Roma shot 12 times, 6 on target, 6 off target.

Cards

Empoli received 3 yellow cards (F. Parisi, A. Ismajli and J. Akpa Akpro). On the other side, Roma received 1 yellow card (Z. Celik).

(Empoli) was sent off after receiving a red card in the (87′).

Match Timeline

17'
P. Dybala(goal)
F. Parisi- Yellow
27'
F. Bandinelli(goal)P. Stojanovic
43'
L. Cacace- sub ->F. Parisi
52'
A. Ismajli- Yellow
60'
N. Bajrami- sub ->M. Pjaca
63'
J. Akpa Akpro- sub ->N. Haas
63'
J. Akpa Akpro- Yellow
65'
71'
T. Abraham(goal)P. Dybala
77'
L. Pellegrini- missed penalty
81'
A. Belotti- sub ->T. Abraham
81'
E. Bove- sub ->P. Dybala
A. Grassi- sub ->S. Lammers
82'
N. Cambiaghi- sub ->R. Marin
82'
J. Akpa Akpro- Red
87'
89'
Z. Celik- Yellow
90'
M. Camara- sub ->L. Pellegrini
90'
M. Vina- sub ->L. Spinazzola

Standings

After this match, Empoli will stay with 4 points to sit in the 16th place. On the other side, Roma will have 13 points like Udinese to hold in the 5th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the Serie A, Empoli will host Milan on the 1st of October with a 9-2 head to head stats in favor of Milan (5 draws).

Roma will play away agasint Inter on the 1st of October with a 16-14 head to head in favor of Inter (16 draws).

Empoli – Formation

Empoli
G
G. Vicario 13.Italy
7.1
D
P. Stojanović 30.Slovenia
7.2
D
S. Luperto 33.Italy
6.2
D
A. Ismajli 34.Albania
7.3
60'
D
F. Parisi 65.Italy
7.3
52' 27'
M
R. Marin 18.Romania
6.9
82'
M
N. Haas 32.Switzerland
6.4
63'
M
F. Bandinelli 25.Italy
7.5
Goals43'
M
M. Pjaca 14.Croatia
6.8
63'
F
S. Lammers 7.Netherlands
6.5
82'
F
M. Satriano 9.Uruguay
6.1
Substitutes
G
S. Ujkani 22.Kosovo
G
S. Perisan 1.Italy
D
S. Walukiewicz 4.Poland
D
L. Cacace 3.New Zealand
6.6
52'
D
K. De 6.Belgium
M
J. Akpa 11.Côte d'Ivoire
6.1
63' 65' 87'
M
L. Henderson 8.Scotland
M
N. Bajrami 10.Switzerland
6.5
63'
M
M
J. Fazzini 21.Italy
M
A. Grassi 5.Italy
7.0
82'
F
N. Cambiaghi 28.Italy
6.4
82'
F
E. Ekong 17.Sweden

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

The manager Paolo Zanetti decided to play with the following team: Guglielmo Vicario (7.1), Petar Stojanović (7.2), Ardian Ismajli (7.3), Sebastiano Luperto (6.2), Fabiano Parisi (7.3), Nicolas Haas (6.4), Răzvan Marin (6.9), Filippo Bandinelli (7.5), Marko Pjaca (6.8), Martín Satriano (6.1) and Sam Lammers (6.5).

The home team had on the bench: Sebastian Walukiewicz, Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro (6.1), Samir Ujkani, Liam Henderson, Nicolò Cambiaghi (6.4), Nedim Bajrami (6.5), Duccio Degli Innocenti, Liberato Cacace (6.6), Jacopo Fazzini, Samuele Perisan, Alberto Grassi (7.0), Koni De Winter and Emmanuel Ekong.

Substitutions

Empoli made 5 changes: F. Parisi for L. Cacace (52′), M. Pjaca for N. Bajrami (63′), N. Haas for J. Akpa Akpro (63′), S. Lammers for A. Grassi (82′) and R. Marin for N. Cambiaghi (82′).

Best player: Filippo Bandinelli​

The most impressive player for Empoli was Filippo Bandinelli.

His rating is (7.5) with 1 goal, 48 passes (75% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 10. He performed 4 crosses.

Roma – Formation

Roma
G
Rui Patrício 1.Portugal
6.5
D
C. Smalling 6.England
6.6
D
G. Mancini 23.Italy
6.5
D
R. Ibañez da 3.Brazil
7.5
M
L. Spinazzola 37.Italy
6.7
90'
M
M. Çelik 19.Turkey
7.1
89'
M
N. Matić 8.Serbia
7.1
M
B. Cristante 4.Italy
7.3
F
L. Pellegrini 7.Italy
7.2
90'
F
P. Exequiel Dybala 21.Argentina
8.2
81' Goals17'
F
T. Abraham 9.England
7.1
81' Goals71'
Substitutes
G
P. Boer 63.Italy
G
M. Svilar 99.Belgium
D
M. Viña 17.Uruguay
90'
D
F. Tripi 65.Italy
M
N. Zaniolo 22.Italy
M
C. Volpato 62.Australia
M
M. Camara 20.Guinea
90'
M
E. Bove 52.Italy
6.4
81'
F
E. Shomurodov 14.Uzbekistan
F
A. Belotti 11.Italy
6.3
81'

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

José Mario Felix dos Santos Mourinho played with: Rui Patrício (6.5), Gianluca Mancini (6.5), Chris Smalling (6.6), Roger Ibañez (7.5), Zeki Çelik (7.1), Bryan Cristante (7.3), Nemanja Matić (7.1), Leonardo Spinazzola (6.7), Paulo Dybala (8.2), Lorenzo Pellegrini (7.2) and Tammy Abraham (7.1).

They had on the bench: Eldor Shomurodov, Andrea Belotti (6.3), Matías Viña, Nicolò Zaniolo, Filippo Tripi, Pietro Boer, Mile Svilar, Cristian Volpato, Mady Camara and Edoardo Bove (6.4).

Substitutions

Roma made 4 changes: T. Abraham for A. Belotti (81′), P. Dybala for E. Bove (81′), L. Pellegrini for M. Camara (90′) and L. Spinazzola for M. Vina (90′).

Best player: Paulo Dybala​

The player that probably impressed the most for Roma was Paulo Dybala.

His rating is (8.2) with 1 goal, 31 passes (87% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 10. He performed 3 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Serie A.​