Empoli 4 – Bologna 2: The Greyhounds unable to avoid away defeat

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Empoli beats Bologna 4-2 on Sunday at Carlo Castellani. Empoli were looking to continue their run after winning last match. Bologna, on the other hand, secured a point against Genoa in their previous match. Following today’s result, Empoli are in 7th place on the table and has 9 points while Bologna sit in 10th with 8 points after 6 matches.

Empoli started the game well, with an early calamitous own goal from Kevin Bonifazi in the 1st minute. However, their lead was short-lived, as an equalizer from Musa Barrow, 11 minutes in, brought The Greyhounds level. However, Azzurri, 31 minutes in found the back of the net thanks to a Andrea Pinamonti goal to see out the first half 2-1.

Empoli fought back, thanks to a goal from Nedim Bajrami, at 54 minutes. However, Bologna weren’t lying down and managed to pull back a goal from Marko Arnautovic, 76 minutes in. Empoli in turn, then responded just before the final whistle increasing their lead with an effort from Samuele Ricci and seeing the game end 4-2.

For Empoli, Filippo Bandinelli, Leo Stulac, Patrick Cutrone, Sebastiano Luperto and Kristjan Asllani, came on for Federico Di Francesco, Liam Henderson, Andrea Pinamonti, Riccardo Marchizza and Nedim Bajrami. Bologna brought on Nicola Sansone, Arthur Theate, Mattias Svanberg, Riccardo Orsolini and Luis Binks for Andreas Olsen, Aaron Hickey, Emanuel Vignato, Kevin Bonifazi and Nicolas Dominguez.

There were bookings for Liam Henderson and Andrea Pinamonti from Empoli, and Emanuel Vignato and Riccardo Orsolini, for Bologna.

Empoli will next travel to Roma, while Bologna will face Lazio at home.

Technical card:
Empoli: Guglielmo Vicario, Petar Stojanovic, Mattia Viti, Simone Romagnoli, Riccardo Marchizza (Sebastiano Luperto, min.79), Liam Henderson (Leo Stulac, min.71), Szymon Zurkowski, Samuele Ricci, Nedim Bajrami (Kristjan Asllani, min.80), Andrea Pinamonti (Patrick Cutrone, min.79) and Federico Di Francesco (Filippo Bandinelli, min.63)
Bologna: Lukasz Skorupski, Lorenzo De Silvestri, Kevin Bonifazi (Riccardo Orsolini, min.69), Gary Medel, Aaron Hickey (Arthur Theate, min.46), Andreas Olsen (Nicola Sansone, min.46), Emanuel Vignato (Mattias Svanberg, min.46), Roberto Soriano, Nicolas Dominguez (Luis Binks, min.78), Musa Barrow and Marko Arnautovic
Stadium: Carlo Castellani
Goals: Kevin Bonifazi (1-0, min. 1), Musa Barrow (1-1, min. 11), Andrea Pinamonti (2-1, min. 31), Nedim Bajrami (3-1, min. 54), Marko Arnautovic (3-2, min. 76) and Samuele Ricci (4-2, min. 90)