Final score

27 October 2021 20:45

Empoli
0 - 2
Inter
22' (2nd half) Dimarco
34' D'Ambrosio
Referee: Daniele Chiffi / Linesmen: Valeriani, Mastrodonato / Fourth official: Di Martino / Assistants: Valeri, Galetto
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45' Great chance for Sanchez, who breaks through the Empoli defence, Vicario comes out but the Chilean is unable to find the angle to slot home
44' Barella hits the post after almost a comedy of errors from the home side, but the flag went off
39' Another lovely through ball by Sanchez, but Empoli get off lightly after Lautaro isn't able to score
34' Goal!!!!!! D'Ambrosio finds the net! Lovely precise header by the number 33 following a great run, Sanchez played in a tidy ball which he met with aplomb, doing well to beat Vicario
24' de Vrij sees yellow after an incident involving Cutrone
23' Lautaro smashes a volley over
22' Dimarco smashes in a long-range left-footed strike, but Vicario is equal to it
19' D'Ambrosio helps Inter out of danger following a threatening situation from a corner
17' Barella plays in a cross after Darmian wins it back from Parisi. Vicario shows solid handing of the ball, though
13' Stojanovic takes a pop from distance but Handanovic is equal to it
9' Barella gets a volley from Dimarco's cross, but the ball goes over the bar
8' D'Ambrosio gets up for a header at the back post, but Vicario blocks
4' Great play by Sanchez on the left, Empoli's defence in trouble but Dimarco's effort is stopped
1' Second midweek game in Serie A 2021/22, Inter facing Empoli in Matchday 10
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49' Full time at the Castellani. Inter have beaten Empoli 2-0 with a goal in each half, through Dimarco and D'Ambrosio
48' Sensi thinks he's made it 3-0 but it's ruled out for offside
45' Four minutes added on
42' Parisi tries a fanciful shot, over the bar
39' Dzeko comes on for Lautaro
39' Sensi comes on for Gagliardini
38' Dimarco close to getting his second in the game
37' Fiamozzi comes on for Stojanovic for Empoli
36' Barella's right footed effort fails to hit the target
35' Inzaghi puts on Kolarov for de Vrij
31' Handanovic stops Mancuso's effort
30' Gagliardini thinks he's made it 3-0 after heading in a corner but VAR rules it out for hand ball
28' Vecino whips in a dangerous ball, Luperto puts it out for a corner
27' Correa on for Sanchez
27' Vecino comes on for Brozovic
23' Empoli make a double change, Mancuso for Cutrone and Henderson for Bandinelli
22' Dimarco has scored! Lovely play on the right from Lautaro, who plays in a great ball for Dimarco to slot in with a left-footed effort. 2-0!
20' Brozovic's effort ends up going out
19' Gagliardini's effort goes wide
18' Vicario makes another top stop from a Lautaro header. Inter so close to making it 2-0
14' Brozovic sees yellow
13' Gagliardini hits the post from a cross by Darmian. Vicario beaten but the post saves him
12' Haas comes on for Majrami for Empoli
10' Inter try to find a second through Sanchez but Chiffi is equal to his efforts
9' Ricci sees red after reckless challenge on Barella
3' Sanchez forces Vicario into a smart stop
1' The second half is underway, come on Inter!

Handanovic
6.27
6.27
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D'Ambrosio
8.1
8.1
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Dimarco
7.55
7.55
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Brozovic
6.94
6.94
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Gagliardini
5.93
5.93
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Vecino
5.71
5.71
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Martínez
5.97
5.97
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de Vrij
6.18
6.18
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Sensi
6.27
6.27
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Barella
7.06
7.06
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Bastoni
6.25
6.25
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Sanchez
6.83
6.83
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Kolarov
5.61
5.61
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Darmian
6.74
6.74
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Dzeko
6.12
6.12
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Correa
5.32
5.32
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Average rating 6.43 SEND RATINGS
3 shots on target 9
5 shots off target 7
20 fouls committed 15
5 corners 6
0 offsides 3
30% ball possession 70%

Empoli have lost each of their last seven Serie A meetings against Inter: only once in the competition, have they lost more matches in a row against a single opponent, eight against Juventus between 2014 and 2019.

Empoli have won only three of their 26 Serie A matches against Inter (the last one in April 2006, 1-0 under Luigi Cagni); against no other side (faced more than 10 times) have they collected fewer wins in the competition.

Inter have kept a clean sheet in each of their last six Serie A away matches against Empoli, their longest such run against a single opponent in the competition – only Fiorentina against Catania in 2009, Juventus against Foggia in 1991, Napoli against Roma in 1980 and Torino against Verona in 1979 have had a longer such run (all seven).

Empoli have lost four of their five home league games this season (W1), conceding 2+ goals in each of these five matches: they have never lost five of their first six home Serie A matches in a season and they have never conceded 2+ goals in more successive such matches.

Empoli have picked up 12 points so far: only in 2005/06 and 2002/03 (both 13) have they earned more at this stage of the competition. Aurelio Andreazzoli has won each of his two Serie A matches in charge of Empoli on a Wednesday: 2-1 v Napoli in April 2019 and 2-0 v Cagliari last September.

In the last match against Salernitana, Empoli’s Patrick Cutrone scored his first Serie A goal since July 2020 – Inter are the side against which he has played the most league games without scoring or assisting a single goal (six matches).

Andrea Pinamonti made his Serie A debut for Inter (February 2017 against Empoli): he is one of the two Italian players born since 1998 to have scored at least 14 Serie A goals.

Inter striker Edin Dzeko has scored three goals in his last two Serie A meetings against Empoli, having failed to find the net in his previous two matches against them.

Inter have failed to keep a clean sheet in their first five Serie A away matches in a season for the first time since 2011/12, last failing to do so in their opening six away games in a campaign back in 1998/99.

wins(9) draws(3) defeats(2)

starting lineups

Vicario 13 1 Handanovic
Stojanovic 30 33 D'Ambrosio
Luperto 33 6 de Vrij
Ismajli 34 95 Bastoni
Parisi 65 36 Darmian
Zurkowski 27 23 Barella
Ricci 28 77 Brozovic
Bandinelli 25 5 Gagliardini
Bajrami 10 32 Dimarco
Cutrone 9 10 Martínez
Pinamonti 99 7 Sanchez

substitutes

Ujkani 1 97 Radu
Marchizza 3 2 Dumfries
Stulac 5 8 Vecino
Mancuso 7 9 Dzeko
Henderson 8 11 Kolarov
La Mantia 19 12 Sensi
Fiamozzi 20 13 Ranocchia
Asllani 23 14 Perisic
Tonelli 26 19 Correa
Haas 32 20 Calhanoglu
Baldanzi 35 22 Vidal
Viti 42 37 Skriniar

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