EMPOLI NEWS

Gian Piero Gasperini is glad Atalanta are facing Napoli, as “it’ll help us not to focus too much” on the Coppa Italia semi-final with Fiorentina.
Join us for all the action as it happens from today’s nine Serie A games, including Parma-Milan, Juventus-Fiorentina and Inter v Roma.
SPAL came back twice for a spectacular and potentially decisive victory, ending Empoli’s six-match unbeaten home run, in a 4-2 thriller.
Check all the official line-ups from this afternoon’s Serie A games, including Lazio-Chievo, Genoa-Torino and Bologna-Sampdoria.
Empoli Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli has warned his side that only a win will do against SPAL on Saturday.
The referees for Serie A’s Week 33 fixtures are announced as Marco Guida will take charge of Inter-Roma.
Empoli Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli concedes they “had to suffer to bring the point home” in a 0-0 draw with Atalanta.
Gian Piero Gasperini compared Atalanta’s 0-0 draw with Empoli to the Europa League play-off against FC Copenhagen. “We were unlucky.”
Empoli goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski set a new Serie A record with 17 saves against Atalanta in this evening’s 0-0 draw.
Atalanta dominated the match with numerous chances, including two big Hans Hateboer misses, a goal-line clearance and series of Bartlomiej Dragowski saves, but somehow Empoli earned a point.
Atalanta midfielder Marten Roon claims his side aren’t “thinking about the Champions League” yet as they host Empoli to stay in joint fourth place with Milan.
Atalanta can leapfrog Roma into fifth place in the Serie A table tonight if they beat an Empoli side stuck inside the relegation zone.
The referees for Serie A Week 32 are announced, with no Michael Fabbri and Milan-Lazio given to Gianluca Rocchi.
Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic has escaped retrospective punishment for his kick at Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli on Saturday.
Cesare Prandelli was again critical of the referees after Genoa’s 1-1 draw with Napoli. “We just want to see consistency in decisions.”
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s six Serie A games, including Fiorentina-Frosinone, Inter-Atalanta, Lazio-Sassuolo and Napoli-Genoa.
Igor Tudor admits the Udinese thriller with Empoli was “more entertaining for the fans than me on the bench,” but it’s a precious win.
Udinese twice fought back from a goal down to beat Empoli 3-2, despite Marvin Zeegelaar’s red card, in a result that could decide the relegation race.
Check the official line-ups from this afternoon’s Serie A relegation dogfights, Cagliari v SPAL and Udinese v Empoli.
Empoli beat Napoli midweek, but Aurelio Andreazzoli warns today’s relegation showdown with Udinese is “a six-pointer.”