Spezia 1-0 Empoli: Spezia make a solid start to new season at the Stadio Alberto Picco

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Spezia Calcio made a fine start in the new Serie A campaign with victory against Empoli. Today’s result, Spezia are in 8th place in the table and have 3 points while Empoli sit in 17th with 0 points after 1 match.

The first half of the match started well for Spezia, with a goal from M’bala Nzola in the 36th minute, saw out the first half 1-0. With both teams struggling to produce anything meaningful in the second half though, the match ended 1-0.

Substitutions for Spezia included Albin Ekdal, David Strelec, Emil Holm, Jacopo Sala and Mikael Ellertsson for Daniele Verde, Emmanuel Gyasi, Arkadiusz Reca, Mehdi Bourabia and Kevin Agudelo, repectively. Empoli brought on Nicolo Cambiaghi, Martin Satriano and Jacopo Fazzini, to replace Liam Henderson, Mattia Destro and Filippo Bandinelli.

There were bookings for Emmanuel Gyasi and Arkadiusz Reca from Spezia. For Empoli, Liam Henderson saw yellow.

In the second round of action in the Serie A Spezia will play against Internazionale away and Empoli will play against Fiorentina at home.

Technical card:
Spezia Calcio:Bartlomiej Dragowski, Jakub Kiwior, Mattia Caldara, Dimitrios Nikolaou, Emmanuel Gyasi (David Strelec, min.76), Kevin Agudelo (Mikael Ellertsson, min.90), Mehdi Bourabia (Jacopo Sala, min.90), Arkadiusz Reca (Emil Holm, min.76), Simone Bastoni, M’bala Nzola and Daniele Verde (Albin Ekdal, min.61)
Empoli:Guglielmo Vicario, Petar Stojanovic, Sebastiano Luperto, Ardian Ismajli, Fabiano Parisi, Sam Lammers, Razvan Marin, Liam Henderson (Nicolo Cambiaghi, min.54), Filippo Bandinelli (Jacopo Fazzini, min.88), Nedim Bajrami and Mattia Destro (Martin Satriano, min.72)
Stadium:the Stadio Alberto Picco
Goals:M’bala Nzola (1-0, min. 36)