Empoli fell to a home defeat at the hands of Venezia at Carlo Castellani on Saturday. Empoli were looking to continue their run, following a 1-0 victory against Juventus. Venezia, on the other hand, were beaten 3-0 in the previous match against Udinese. As it stands, Empoli and Venezia sit 11th, (3 points) and 20th, (0 points), in the league respectively, after 3 matches.
The first half of the game started favourably for Venezia, thanks to Thomas Henry giving Arancioneroverdi the lead at the 13 minute mark, finishing the first half 0-1.
Venezia continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, with David Okereke finding the net at the 68 minute mark. In the end though, Azzurri just before the final whistle pull-back following a Nedim Bajrami goal. The final result, Empoli 1, Venezia 2.
For Empoli, Lorenzo Tonelli, Federico Di Francesco, Leo Stulac, Andrea Pinamonti and Liam Henderson, came on for Ardian Ismajli, Filippo Bandinelli, Samuele Ricci, Leonardo Mancuso and Petar Stojanovic. Venezia brought on Daan Heymans, Niki Maenpaa, Cristian Molinaro, Domen Crnigoj and David Okereke for Mattia Aramu, Luca Lezzerini, David Schnegg, Luca Fiordilino and Antonio Vacca.
There were bookings for Ardian Ismajli and Nicolas Haas from Empoli, and Mattia Aramu, Luca Lezzerini, Dennis Johnsen, Daan Heymans and Niki Maenpaa, for Venezia.
|Empoli:||Guglielmo Vicario, Petar Stojanovic (Liam Henderson, min.83), Sebastiano Luperto, Ardian Ismajli (Lorenzo Tonelli, min.46), Riccardo Marchizza, Nicolas Haas, Nedim Bajrami, Samuele Ricci (Leo Stulac, min.62), Filippo Bandinelli (Federico Di Francesco, min.46), Leonardo Mancuso (Andrea Pinamonti, min.62) and Patrick Cutrone|
|Venezia:||Luca Lezzerini (Niki Maenpaa, min.46), Pasquale Mazzocchi, Pietro Ceccaroni, Mattia Caldara, David Schnegg (Cristian Molinaro, min.46), Luca Fiordilino (Domen Crnigoj, min.54), Gianluca Busio, Antonio Vacca (David Okereke, min.67), Thomas Henry, Mattia Aramu (Daan Heymans, min.33) and Dennis Johnsen|
|Goals:||Thomas Henry (0-1, min. 13), David Okereke (0-2, min. 68) and Nedim Bajrami (1-2, min. 89)|