Empoli 2 – USC 0: Visitors to Carlo Castellani leave with nothing

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Cremonese on away loss to Empoli at Carlo Castellani on Friday. Empoli were looking forward to playing again after losing 2-0 to Napoli in their previous fixture while USC were struggling for form following a draw in their last match. Empoli are now in 12th place, with 17 points from 15 matches, while USC sit in 18th, with 7 points from 15.

Azzurri found the net first, when Nicolo Cambiaghi gave them the lead just before half-time

Empoli once more applied the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Fabiano Parisi just before the full time. When the final whistle blew, the result was 2-0 to Empoli.

Substitutions for Empoli included Nicolo Cambiaghi, Razvan Marin, Jacopo Fazzini, Liam Henderson and Koni De Winter for Sam Lammers, Alberto Grassi, Jean Akpa, Filippo Bandinelli and Martin Satriano, respectively. USC brought on Michele Castagnetti, Luca Zanimacchia, Cyriel Dessers, Giacomo Quagliata and Daniel Ciofani, to replace Santiago Ascacibar, Soualiho Meite, Cristian Buonaiuto, Emanuele Valeri and Luka Lochoshvili.

There were bookings for Nicolo Cambiaghi from Empoli. For USC, Soualiho Meite and Charles Pickel saw yellow.

Empoli will next play Udinese away, with USC facing Juventus at home.

Technical card:
Empoli:Guglielmo Vicario, Tyronne Ebuehi, Sebastian Walukiewicz, Ardian Ismajli, Fabiano Parisi, Jean Akpa (Jacopo Fazzini, min.66), Nedim Bajrami, Alberto Grassi (Razvan Marin, min.66), Filippo Bandinelli (Liam Henderson, min.77), Martin Satriano (Koni De Winter, min.85) and Sam Lammers (Nicolo Cambiaghi, min.46)
Cremonese:Marco Carnesecchi, Luka Lochoshvili (Daniel Ciofani, min.78), Emanuel Aiwu, Jack Hendry, Leonardo Sernicola, Soualiho Meite (Luca Zanimacchia, min.62), Santiago Ascacibar (Michele Castagnetti, min.62), Charles Pickel, Emanuele Valeri (Giacomo Quagliata, min.70), David Okereke and Cristian Buonaiuto (Cyriel Dessers, min.69)
Stadium:Carlo Castellani
Goals:Nicolo Cambiaghi (1-0, min. 46) and Fabiano Parisi (2-0, min. 88)