EMPOLI NEWS

Riccardo Saponara admits he was 'maybe too inexperienced and immature' while at Milan, but is happy to now be at Fiorentina.
Lazio's Ciro Immobile is pleased by his individual goal tally in his first season at the Stadio Olimpico.
Simone Inzaghi was “pleased at the reaction” from Lazio to going behind in Empoli, but again they wasted too many scoring opportunities.
Empoli Coach Giovanni Martusciello was left to consider “a night of suffering with 60 seconds of joy” after their 2-1 defeat to Lazio.
Keita Balde Diao would not discuss his future, but said he’s happy with his playing time after scoring Lazio’s winner against Empoli.
Lazio fought back from a Rade Krunic scorcher with Ciro Immobile and Keita Balde Diao’s deflected effort for their first Empoli success in over 11 years.
Lazio director Igli Tare assures there are no contractual problems with Lucas Biglia and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, but Keita Balde Diao’s situation is more complex.
Marco Parolo feels Lazio are “on the right track and must be more efficient in front of goal to take our chances” against Empoli.
Lazio make changes in defence and attack, as Felipe Anderson and Ciro Immobile try to conquer Massimo Maccarone’s Empoli.
Empoli Coach Giovanni Martusciello warns “Lazio are stronger than Inter” ahead of their match tomorrow.
Simone Inzaghi is “proud” of his young Lazio players, but warns they must show “the right cynicism to close out matches”.
Riccardo Saponara believes his story with Empoli was over - “when we got this Fiorentina offer, we both agreed it was the best solution”.
Join us for the build-up and action as it happens from all today’s seven Serie A games, from Crotone-Roma through Inter-Empoli to Cagliari-Juventus.
Giovanni Martusciello feels Empoli did all they could against Inter “We did not come here with a timid attitude.”
Stefano Pioli noted Inter “proved we can get back on our feet after we fall down” with their 2-0 victory over Empoli.
Eder was decisive as Inter pushed past Empoli 2-0, scoring one with his chest and setting up the other for Antonio Candreva.
Inter director Piero Ausilio shrugged off Nicola Rizzoli’s explanation and warned there are “no alibis” against Empoli today.
Inter are forced to completely revamp their attack with Eder, Rodrigo Palacio and Joao Mario as they host Empoli.
Samir Handanovic insists Inter need the points against Empoli after “two undeserved defeats” to Lazio and Juventus.
Giovanni Martusciello says Empoli must think 'game by game' as they battle to maintain their Serie A status.