Serie A – Match 6 of 10: Fiorentina vs Empoli

Result: 3 – 1

Goal Scorers:

  • Fiorentina: Kevin Mirallas 40′, Giovanni Simeone 59′, Bryan Dabo 78′
  • Empoli: Rade Krunic 23′

Match Statistics:

Fiorentina Team Stats Empoli
21 Shots 11
8 Shots On Target 4
60% Possession 40%
481 Passes 317
83% Pass Accuracy 74%
20 Fouls 18
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
3 Offsides 0
2 Corners 3


Serie A

  • Fiorentina at long last finished their 10-match winless streak, yet needed to battle back so as to beat neighborhood rivals Empoli 3-1.
  • This was a fascinating Tuscan Derby between opposite sides on altogether different frame, as the Viola were without a success in eight – drawing six – and lost Nikola Milenkovic, Jordan Veretout and Edimilson Fernandes to suspension, so Christian Norgaard was given his first Serie A beginning. Empoli had 10 points from their last four rounds and the main player battling with damage was ex-Viola skipper Manuel Pasqual.
  • Fiorentina had won nine of their last 14 Serie A gatherings with Empoli, drawing three and losing two.

  • Francesco ‘Ciccio’ Caputo constrained a dubious response spare out of Alban Lafont, as he turned his marker to escape, yet Cristiano Biraghi had the ball in the back of the net with a transcending header on Federico Chiesa’s cross just for it to be administered offside by VAR.
  • Minutes after the fact, Vitor Hugo missed a sitter with his free header some way or another wide from 10 yards on a set play.
  • Fiorentina were made to pay for that blunder, as inside 40 seconds Empoli had led the pack. They went on the counter, Caputo moved over the substance of goal and Rade Krunic arrived for the tap-in before Biraghi.

  • Chiesa’s fierce strike was palmed round the base of the close post and after a time of weight, the hosts adjusted. Giovanni Simeone’s slide-rule pass discharged Mirallas, who crushed it into the top of the net from 14 yards. It was the previous Everton man’s second goal in the same number of amusements after his last-wheeze equalizer at Sassuolo.
  • A gymnastic Chiesa flick was over from short proximity, however Fiorentina turned it around on the hour stamp. Biraghi’s cross from the left was misconstrued by Matias Silvestre, however not Simeone, who scarcely even needed to bounce so as to gesture it in. After a long goal dry spell, it was his second in the same number of amusements and the searing festival demonstrated what it implied.

  • Chiesa’s gymnastic mid-air volley stung Ivan Provedel’s gloves at the back post, yet it was as yet open and Empoli could not trust they did not balance on 76 minutes. Krunic moved it crosswise over for Caputo, who was at that point celebrating when he saw Lafont by one way or another get down to fingertip it off the line.
  • Only 90 seconds after the fact, Fiorentina had stretched out their lead to 3-1. Bryan Dabo had quite recently fallen off the seat, yet he had a quick effect by capturing a go in his very own half, flooding forward and boring a daisy-shaper into the far base corner from separation.


Serie A – Match 8 of 10: Cagliari vs Napoli

Result: 0 – 1

Goal Scorers:

  • Napoli: Arkadiusz Milik 90+1′

Match Statistics:

Cagliari Team Stats Napoli
10 Shots 18
2 Shots On Target 5
38% Possession 62%
341 Passes 545
72% Pass Accuracy 82%
15 Fouls 8
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
1 Offsides 3
2 Corners 10


  • Arkadiusz Milik was Napoli’s hero as he ended Cagliari’s unbeaten home record, this time twisting in a thrilling free kick.
  • The Partenopei required a triumph to keep the hole at the best to eight and counteract Inter shutting in, as both they and Juventus won on Saturday. With the weariness from the midweek Champions League exit to Liverpool, Carlo Ancelotti rested Lorenzo Insigne, Dries Mertens, Marek Hamsik and Jose Callejon, while Faouzi Ghoulam came in for harmed Mario Rui. Cagliari had Darijo Srna and Luca Ceppitelli suspended after a searing 2-2 draw with Roma, in addition to Leonardo Pavoletti and Lucas Castro harmed.
  • The Sardinians had been unbeaten at home this season, however have now lost their last four Serie A matches against Napoli here.

  • Cagliari had the main genuine possibility, as Adam Ounas was gotten under lock and key, so Nikola Maksimovic tossed himself at Diego Farias to avoid the shot, which transformed into a help for Paolo Faragò to sting David Ospina’s gloves.
  • Napoli were toothless in assault, the main half-chances made by Ounas hurries to the by-line to pull back, where Cagliari consistently blocked. On one such move, Ghoulam attempted to twist in specifically from the corner kick, just finding the top of the net.
  • Joao Pedro put an ideal cross in from the left for Farias, who was simply excessively delicate going into the volley and nudged it at Ospina from six yards. He had additionally meandered offside.

  • There was a possibility straight out of the doors for the second half. Fabian Ruiz joined with Milik, at that point pulled once again from the by-line for a definitive Filippo Romagna square. Minutes after the fact, Malcuit got down the privilege as well and moved crosswise over for Fabian to side-foot wide.
  • Milik truly should have improved the situation after incredible work from Ounas and Piotr Zielinski, however the Pole shot wide of the close post.
  • Alessio Cragno had diligent work on a few Ghoulam corners, at that point had his gloves stung by Milik from separation.

  • Cagliari were still in it as well, Farias inefficient with a free header off target, however Napoli were venturing up the weight.
  • On 68 minutes Milik’s header from a Dries Mertens cross hit the underside of the crossbar, bobbed off the ground and pull out once more. Cragno mixed to avoid Kalidou Koulibaly completing off the bounce back.
  • The last stages were tense, as Napoli poured forward and a few Cagliari players crumbled with spasm, prompting seven minutes of stoppages.

  • Indeed, Arkadiusz Milik came up trumps in stoppages with a thrilling free kick twisted over the divider and under the bar at the close best corner. Everybody was sitting tight for Lorenzo Insigne to take the set play, yet rather Milik indicated until now obscure aptitudes from the set play.


Serie A – Match 8 of 10: Roma vs Genoa

Result: 3 – 2

Goal Scorers:

  • Roma: Federico Fazio 31′, Justin Kluivert 45′, Bryan Cristante 59′
  • Genoa: Krzysztof Piatek 17′, Oscar Hiljemark 33′

Match Statistics:

Roma Team Stats Genoa
16 Shots 15
6 Shots On Target 9
55% Possession 45%
463 Passes 386
80% Pass Accuracy 74%
10 Fouls 13
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
0 Offsides 9
6 Corners 4


Serie A

  • Roma recouped from a stunning Robin Olsen howler to beat Genoa 3-2 out of an odd environment, however it did little to support certainty.
  • The climate was to a great degree chilly after a progression of poor outcomes, coming full circle in a draw with nine-man Cagliari and Champions League annihilation to Viktoria Plzen. The ultras arranged a dissent against club, players and Coach, remaining quiet for the opening 10 minutes, while there were basic pennants everywhere throughout the city.
  • With Edin Dzeko, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Stephan El Shaarawy still harmed, Eusebio Di Francesco took a tremendous bet, dropping Patrik Schick and utilizing Nicolò Zaniolo as the False 9 of every a 3-4-3 arrangement. Genoa were without a success since September 30, made their introduction under third Coach of the season Cesare Prandelli in a 1-1 draw with SPAL, despite the fact that Domenico Criscito was sent off after only 11 minutes. The skipper was in this way suspended, with Gianluca Lapadula, Koray Gunter and Luca Mazzitelli harmed.

  • It was the most exceedingly bad conceivable begin for an effectively exceptionally anxious Giallorossi group. Oscar Hiljemark’s cheerful depiction from separation squirmed through Robin Olsen’s arms and legs, he turned and watched it move towards the vacant net, yet when he responded, Krzysztof Piatek had just jumped to give Genoa the lead.
  • Roma endeavored to respond, Federico Fazio boring wide after a Zaniolo knockdown, and it worked the second time they endeavored the free kick schedule, the protector finding the close base corner from 13 yards.
  • Be that as it may, it kept going scarcely two minutes previously Roma were rebuffed in a not divergent set play at the opposite end. Hiljemark was left totally plain to divert in from six yards at the back post after Sandro flicked on the corner.
  • With the last move of the half, Justin Kluivert kept running forward from his own half, joined with Under and set an exact calculated crash into the far base corner.
  • Scarcely 30 seconds into the second half, Ionut Radu fluttered at a cross and Cengiz Under extraordinarily bursted over the open goal.
  • At the opposite end, Olsen had another stunning howler, giving Lazovic’s exertion a chance to squirm under his arms into the far base corner. Be that as it may, he and Roma were protected by VAR, which demonstrated Piatek was imperceptibly offside in the development.
  • Rather, the hosts led the pack out of the blue, as Bryan Cristante finished a give and run with Kluivert on the edge of the container and the ex-Atalanta man penetrated in a low rocket for 3-2.
  • Romero made a daring and conclusive square on Under in the D, Piatek turned for a shot covered by Olsen and Roma about got another on 84 minutes. Radu was at full stretch to fingertip a Kolarov edge crash into the way of Cristante, who hit the upstanding from point-clear range.
  • It stayed open and Piatek had a perilous counter-assault spared by Olsen. Genoa poured forward all through the last minutes, sticking Roma once again into their very own last third.

  • Goran Pandev had penalty claims profound into stoppages, as Alessandro Florenzi appeared to push him as he was mid-air attempting to head a cross, however there was no VAR survey. It was fundamentally the same as an occurrence in the Turin Derby, where Andrea Belotti additionally did not get a spot-kick or second look.

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