Italian Serie A

Empoli vs Milan 2021-22 Italian Serie A

  • 18': Nedim Bajrami
  • 84': Andrea Pinamonti (P)
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2 - 4
  • 12': Franck Kessié
  • 42': Franck Kessié
  • 63': Alessandro Florenzi
  • 69': Theo Hernández

Kessie strikes twice as AC Milan beat Empoli to take hold of second place

AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie played a starring role by scoring twice in a 4-2 win over Empoli on Wednesday to go second in Serie A.

Match Commentary

  • 12': Goal! Empoli 0, AC Milan 1. Franck Kessié (AC Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Olivier Giroud.
  • 18': Goal! Empoli 1, AC Milan 1. Nedim Bajrami (Empoli) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner following a corner.
  • 39': Sandro Tonali (AC Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 42': Goal! Empoli 1, AC Milan 2. Franck Kessié (AC Milan) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alexis Saelemaekers.
  • 45': Substitution, Empoli. Riccardo Marchizza replaces Petar Stojanovic.
  • 45': Second Half begins Empoli 1, AC Milan 2.
  • 62': Simone Romagnoli (Empoli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 63': Goal! Empoli 1, AC Milan 3. Alessandro Florenzi (AC Milan) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
  • 65': Substitution, AC Milan. Pierre Kalulu replaces Alessandro Florenzi.
  • 65': Substitution, AC Milan. Tiemoué Bakayoko replaces Sandro Tonali.
  • 68': Substitution, Empoli. Andrea La Mantia replaces Patrick Cutrone.
  • 68': Substitution, Empoli. Filippo Bandinelli replaces Szymon Zurkowski.
  • 69': Goal! Empoli 1, AC Milan 4. Theo Hernández (AC Milan) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.
  • 80': Ismaël Bennacer (AC Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 81': Substitution, AC Milan. Rade Krunic replaces Ismaël Bennacer.
  • 81': Substitution, AC Milan. Brahim Díaz replaces Junior Messias.
  • 84': Goal! Empoli 2, AC Milan 4. Andrea Pinamonti (Empoli) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.
  • 85': Substitution, Empoli. Leo Stulac replaces Samuele Ricci.
  • 85': Substitution, Empoli. Kristjan Asllani replaces Liam Henderson.
  • 90'+5': Second Half ends, Empoli 2, AC Milan 4.

Game Information

Competition: Italian Serie A

Venue: Stadio Carlo Castellani – Computer Gross Arena
Location: Empoli, Italy
Attendance: 10,596

Italian Serie A Standings

POS TEAM GP GD PTS
+67 Internazionale 38 94 2
+27 AC Milan 38 75 7
+23 Juventus 38 71 5
+30 Atalanta 38 69 11
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Statistics

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10 Fouls 18
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
0 Offsides 2
3 Corner Kicks 7
3 Saves 4
45.2 Possession 54.8
18 SHOTS 16
8 ON GOAL 5
0.4 On Target % 0.3
0 Penalty Goals 1
0 Penalty Kicks Taken 1
314 Accurate Passes 388
391 Passes 478
0.8 Pass Completion % 0.8
2 Accurate Crosses 4
19 Crosses 22
0.1 Cross % 0.2
53 Long Balls 43
25 Accurate Long Balls 26
0.5 Long Balls % 0.6
2 Blocked Shots 3
8 Effective Tackles 13
18 Tackles 17
0.4 Tackle % 0.8
8 Interceptions 9
23 Effective Clearances 12
23 Clearances 12

Line-Ups

EMP Empoli (4-3-1-2)

No. Name
13 Guglielmo Vicario (GK)
33 Sebastiano Luperto
6 Simone Romagnoli Yellow Card
65 Fabiano Parisi
30 Petar Stojanovic
9 Patrick Cutrone
28 Samuele Ricci
10 Nedim Bajrami
8 Liam Henderson
27 Szymon Zurkowski
99 Andrea Pinamonti

MIL AC Milan (4-2-3-1)

No. Name
16 Mike Maignan (GK)
13 Alessio Romagnoli
23 Fikayo Tomori
19 Theo Hernández
25 Alessandro Florenzi
79 Franck Kessié
4 Ismaël Bennacer Yellow Card
8 Sandro Tonali Yellow Card
9 Olivier Giroud
56 Alexis Saelemaekers
30 Junior Messias

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