Frosinone Bounces Back with Victory Over Empoli in Serie A

Frosinone regains victory in the championship after two defeats against Bologna and Cagliari. At the “Stirpe” Empoli fell and after a good first half suffered a subdued second half. The news

It is a success that is worth double for the Lazio team in a very important salvation challenge. Eusebio Di Francesco’s team confirms itself as almost infallible at home, fourth victory in six matches, and rises to 15 points in a relatively calm position, one place from the left side of the table. Empoli, with their second defeat in a row, and their eighth in eleven matchdays, remain in penultimate place with 7 points. Di Francesco launches a very young team, given that there are eight players born after 2000, a record for the Ciociari . Compared to the Cagliari match, there are three new features: captain Mazzitelli returning from suspension in midfield, Okoli in defense and 2005 Ibrahimovic in the trident on the left. All three were protagonists of the Italian Cup campaign against Torino on Thursday. For the rest, Cuni is confirmed at the center of the attack and Lirola as full-back with Cheddira and Oyono still starting from the bench. Five changes in Empoli. Andreazzoli rotates the full-backs: Bereszynski and Bastoni take the place of Ebuehi and Cacace. At center Ismajli replaces the injured Walukiewicz. In the midfield Fazzini takes over the suspended Maleh. In attack Gyasi preferred to Cambiaghi. The “golden boy” Baldanzi (recovered at the last minute) starts from the bench. The boot is all Empoli branded. Already in the 2nd minute Cancellieri hits the crossbar from distance. A minute later Fazzini is dangerous again from outside the area. Cancellieri again in the 9th minute breaks through on the left and gives a nice ball to Gyasi who narrowly misses the mark. Frosinone suffers from the liveliness of the opposing wingers and Fazzini’s central cuts. Despite the difficulties, as the minutes passed the Ciociari came out on top and above all with Soulé on the right and Reinier they tried to break the bank with dribbling and quality. In the 20th minute Frosinone manages to score with Cuni but the German is offside.

Di Francesco’s team persists, Cuni and Ibrahimovic try without precision between the 24th and 30th minutes. Like Reinier who in the 39th minute tried to deceive Berisha with a lob. The Brazilian then claims a penalty for a contact with Fazzini but the referee Manganiello warns him for protesting. In the second half a ferocious Frosinone returned to the field and gave Empoli no chance. In the 8th minute Reinier challenges Berisha, while in the 12th minute Mazzitelli hits the inside post from distance. The goal is in the air and arrives in the 13th minute with a backheel from Cuni, his first goal of the season, following a cross from Ibrahimovic. Empoli seems to be on the ropes, Frosinone continues to push. In the 23rd minute Mazzitelli hit the crossbar from outside the area and in the 30th minute Ibrahimovic doubled the score, scoring the first goal of 2005 in Serie A after a combination between Reinier and Marchizza. Andreazzoli tries the Baldanzi card. Empoli shakes up: in the 42nd minute they shorten with Caputo’s header. The Tuscans believe it and in recovery Turati saves on Kovalenko, chasing away the ghosts of Cagliari.

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