EMPOLI NEWS

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Maurizio Sarri revealed the moment that Jurgen Klopp bromance was born, his heirs in Serie A and why Gonzalo Higuain “left Napoli too soon.”
Luca Pellegrini was delighted with his full Serie A debut for Roma, especially after a devastating double knee injury.
Eusebio Di Francesco concedes it wasn’t Roma’s best performance and Empoli “deserved more” than a 2-0 defeat.
Empoli Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli admits the 2-0 defeat to Roma was “like watching a replay” of their other games with costly errors in front of goal.
Roma earned a fourth consecutive victory in all competition with Steven Nzonzi and Edin Dzeko, but Empoli hit the woodwork and missed a penalty.
Lorenzo Pellegrini expects an entertaining match between Roma and Empoli, as both “like to play good football.”
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s Serie A games Cagliari-Bologna, Udinese-Juventus and Empoli-Roma.
Roma start both Luca and Lorenzo Pellegrini with Cengiz Under, Stephan El Shaarawy and Edin Dzeko for their trip to Empoli.
Roma travel to face an Empoli side who have proven tough to break down, with the lowest home shots conceded to goals conceded ratio in Serie A.
Empoli Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli looks forward to reuniting with Roma, but won’t take all the blame for the Coppa Italia final defeat to Lazio.
Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco has assured Patrik Schick that the club will ‘wait’ for him. “Some players need longer than others…”
Daniele Orsato will take charge of Lazio-Fiorentina, as the Serie A Week 8 referees are announced.
Gennaro Gattuso hopes the 4-1 victory at Sassuolo can give Milan “confidence in everything we’re working on” and advised Suso.
Join us for all the build-up and action from today’s six Serie A games, including Fiorentina-Atalanta, Parma-Empoli and Sassuolo-Milan.
Gervinho got his third goal in five games for a narrow Parma victory, although Empoli were unlucky to hit the woodwork twice.
Roberto Inglese is out of today’s relegation dogfight with Empoli, but Jonathan Biabiany returns for Parma.
Roma are expected to be without Javier Pastore, Daniele De Rossi and Diego Perotti for the Champions League game with Viktoria Plzen.
Luca Banti has been selected as the referee for Saturday’s Serie A showdown between Juventus and Napoli.
Alessio Romagnoli has apologised to Milan fans for gifting Empoli a point on Thursday but insisted that ‘the road we’re on is the right one’.