Three points to the Tuscan team
A good match between Empoli and Monza opens the tenth day of Serie A. Three points go to the Tuscan team thanks to Haas’ goal after eleven minutes. Many occasions during the match, the clearest for Empoli but also a sensational one for Monza in the 89th minute, with a great save by Vicario on D’Alessandro. In the red finish for Rovella. First knockout of the Palladino management that stops after three victories in a row. Zanetti surpasses him by one point and rises to 11 in the standings.
At 8 ‘the first opportunity in favor of Empoli with Satriano shooting offside after Luperto’s deep throw: the Inter school talent shows up only in front of Di Gregorio who hypnotizes him by deflecting for a corner. On the next action, however, Zanetti’s men took the lead with Nicolas Haas’ first Serie A goal. The number 32 beats Di Gregorio after the goalkeeper of Brianza is produced in two miraculous interventions on Satriano, first, and on the retort of a teammate. Monza’s response came in the 15th minute with Gytkjaer attempting a flying intervention on Rovella’s cross from the right. Excellent defensive cover by De Winter.
At 25 ‘the pole for Empoli also arrives: corner kick from the right for the Azzurri, ball displaced in the area by the defenders and Destro hits the wood. At 35 ‘chance for Monza with Gytkjaer: the Dane from 20 meters fires a missile on a free kick that is not far away from the goal defended by Vicario. Brianza again dangerous in the 39th minute with Carlos Augusto who takes advantage of a defensive inattention of Empoli to enter the area and kick first intention of left. Conclusion on the bottom on the other side of the door.
The recovery begins with Monza changing its defense setting by inserting Donati in place of a dead Marlon. At 48 ‘the first conclusion of Palladino’s men arrives with Caprari kicking from distance, but without particular angle, finding Vicario in an easy save. At 53 ‘still Monza and always from distance: Carlos Augusto left touches the pole to the right of Vicario. At 56 ‘Empoli close to doubling with Baldanzi after an excellent personal action: Donati’s rejection on the goal line was decisive. For the defender also a physical problem after Di Gregorio landslide on his legs. At the turn of the 60 ‘then a back and forth with the chances of Colpani and the substitute Bajrami keep the tension high. The same 10 of Empoli almost doubled in the 66th minute with a poisonous conclusion.
At 67 ‘a great play by Destro on the far edge of the field, dribbling in close proximity to the scorer and ending on goal. Bravo Di Gregorio again. Overturning in front and Monza which finds in Vicario an impassable wall with a decisive deviation on the feet of Gytkjaer. At 73 ‘a very nice action by Monza developed on the left, ball in the center for Birindelli’s cut but he kicks very badly, wasting an excellent opportunity. At 77 ‘still Colpani, again with a shot from the edge. Still out a little. At 89 ‘Vicario’s monstrous parade on a sudden turn by D’Alessandro from the heart of the area. Before the triple final whistle the red arrives in Rovella who sends the credits on the match.