Football: Empoli-Fiorentina 0-0

(ANSA) – ROME, AUGUST 21 – Fiorentina does not go to Empoli. The derby ends 0-0 after more than 100 minutes on the pitch. The Azzurri stop the Viola by gritting their teeth and ending the match 9 against 11. The Italian team fails to exploit the double numerical superiority even after Cambiaghi’s injury, which occurred when Zanetti no longer had a replacement available, and subsequently expulsion of Luperto. The Empoli coach Zanetti was also sent off in the final for protests. Jovic first, then Cabral do not create particular problems for Vicario. The most dangerous, especially in the first half, was Ikoné. At 9 ‘of the second half injury to the referee Marchetti, replaced after 7 minutes by the fourth official Sacchi. The new referee is the protagonist after a foul by Luperto on Jovic who had stolen the ball from him. The Empoli defender lands the purple striker, Sacchi decides for the yellow but after a video consultation requested by the Var Paolo Mazzoleni Sacchi expels Luperto directly. Zanetti makes the changes to fix the team after the ‘red’, but during the 10 minutes of recovery Cambiaghi feels a pain behind his thigh and stops. Empoli in 9. (ANSA).

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