Salernitana 2-2 Empoli: Four-goal thriller at the Stadio Arechi

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On Monday, Salernitana and Empoli played out a 2-2 draw at Stadio Arechi. With both teams drawing in their previous fixtures, they were each keen to pick up points. Salernitana were aiming to improve their league standing following a disappointing 1-1 draw with Bologna in their previous game. Empoli, meanwhile, were struggling for form following a draw in their last match. Salernitana are now in 10th place, with 6 points from 5 matches, while Empoli sit in 15th, with 4 points from 5.

The first half of the match started favourably for Empoli, when Martin Satriano gave them the lead in the 31st minute. However, their lead was short-lived, as Pasquale Mazzocchi equalised for Salernitana, 39 minutes in, concluding the first half 1-1.

granate took the lead in the second half, when Boulaye Dia found the net in the 61st minute. In the end though, their celebrations were kept brief, as Sam Lammers equalised for Azzurri, 81 minutes in, seing the match finish 2-2.

Substitutions for Salernitana included Krzysztof Piatek, Flavius Daniliuc, Grigoris Kastanos, Domagoj Bradaric and Erik Botheim for Federico Bonazzoli, Norbert Gyomber, Giulio Maggiore, Pasquale Mazzocchi and Boulaye Dia, respectively. Empoli replaced Filippo Bandinelli, Jean Akpa, Nedim Bajrami, Razvan Marin and Emmanuel Ekong with Nicolas Haas, Marko Pjaca, Liam Henderson, Alberto Grassi and Martin Satriano.

There were bookings for Pasquale Mazzocchi, Lassana Coulibaly and Grigoris Kastanos from Salernitana. For Empoli, Martin Satriano and Jean Akpa saw yellow.

Salernitana will next travel to Juventus, while Empoli will face Roma at home.

Technical card:
Salernitana:Luigi Sepe, Federico Fazio, Norbert Gyomber (Flavius Daniliuc, min.57), Dylan Bronn, Pasquale Mazzocchi (Domagoj Bradaric, min.82), Tonny Vilhena, Lassana Coulibaly, Giulio Maggiore (Grigoris Kastanos, min.72), Antonio Candreva, Federico Bonazzoli (Krzysztof Piatek, min.56) and Boulaye Dia (Erik Botheim, min.82)
Empoli:Guglielmo Vicario, Petar Stojanovic, Sebastiano Luperto, Ardian Ismajli, Fabiano Parisi, Nicolas Haas (Filippo Bandinelli, min.57), Marko Pjaca (Jean Akpa, min.57), Alberto Grassi (Razvan Marin, min.77), Liam Henderson (Nedim Bajrami, min.66), Sam Lammers and Martin Satriano (Emmanuel Ekong, min.77)
Stadium:Stadio Arechi
Goals:Martin Satriano (0-1, min. 31), Pasquale Mazzocchi (1-1, min. 39), Boulaye Dia (2-1, min. 61) and Sam Lammers (2-2, min. 81)