Antonino Barilla (Parma) forces a pass into the box, but Bartlomiej Dragowski is alert and does a great job to rob him of the ball.
Marco Di Bello shows a yellow card to Gervinho (Parma), who isn't surprised as the tackle was really hard and late.
Manuel Pasqual (Empoli) takes the corner, but the opposition's defence is ready and clears the ball to safety.
Diego Farias (Empoli) places a shot from the edge of the box towards the bottom left corner, but Luigi Sepe makes a terrific save to deny him. Nice play all round! Empoli earn a corner.
Manuel Pasqual (Empoli) takes the corner, but one of the defenders reacts well and rises highest to head the ball away.
Substitution. Jonathan Biabiany (Parma) on for Luca Siligardi.
Rade Krunic (Empoli) shoots from the edge of the penalty area. The ball travels towards the right side of the target, but Luigi Sepe easily deals with the threat. The ball goes out of play. Empoli are awarded a corner kick.
Empoli didn't take advantage of the corner and score as the opposition's defence was alert and averted the threat.
Manuel Pasqual (Empoli) crosses into the box from near the side line, but he doesn't connect as he wanted and it's cleared by the well-organized defence.
Giuseppe Iachini decides to make a substitution. Afriyie Acquah will be replaced by Hamed Traore (Empoli).
Manuel Pasqual (Empoli) takes the free kick from long distance. He sends a nice cross into the box, but his intention is well anticipated by the goalkeeper who comes out to collect the ball.
Juraj Kucka (Parma) is awarded a yellow card for his tackle. He doesn't seem to agree with the decision, but Marco Di Bello ignores the protests.
Goal! Francesco Caputo (Empoli) wins the battle of wills and sends an unstoppable penalty past Luigi Sepe into the bottom left corner.
Francesco Caputo (Empoli) will take the responsibility and he is already preparing the ball.
Poor challenge! Riccardo Gagliolo (Parma) is penalised for tripping and Marco Di Bello blows his whistle. PENALTY AWARDED to Empoli!
Manuel Pasqual (Empoli) takes the corner, but it's intercepted by the defender.
Matias Silvestre (Empoli) finds space near the penalty spot to plant a header at goal from the corner, but it's badly directed and drifts well wide of the right post.
Good work from Empoli as they win a corner.
Rade Krunic (Empoli) was all set to receive a beautiful pass into a promising position. However, one of the defenders makes a timely clearance. The referee blows his whistle, Empoli are awarded a corner kick.
Afriyie Acquah (Empoli) finds himself some space to meet a beautiful cross from the free kick, and from near the penalty spot he attempts to score with a header. His effort lacks accuracy and floats high over the bar.
Juraj Kucka (Parma) commits a rough foul. Marco Di Bello stops the game and makes a call. Empoli are given an advantage. They have a free kick.
Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Empoli) whips the ball into the penalty area, but one of the defenders is alert and spanks it away.
Ismael Bennacer (Empoli) connected with a pass around the edge of the box, aimed and shot. His attempt went towards the middle of the target, but Luigi Sepe was alert and the score remains the same.
Rade Krunic (Empoli) flights in the cross, but the defender is alert and clears to safety.
The referee blows his whistle to signal the start of the second half.
The match has reached half-time.
It's a goal! Luca Rigoni (Parma) alters the score to 1:2. He latched on to a good cross into the box from Bruno Alves, steering his header from close range off the left post into the back of the net. Bartlomiej Dragowski was helpless.
Afriyie Acquah (Empoli) pulls the shirt of his opponent and the referee stops play for a foul. Free kick. Parma will probably just try to cross the ball in from here.
There will be a minimum of 1 min. of added time.
A pass by Afriyie Acquah (Empoli) ends up in no man's land, and the attacking effort comes to an end.
Luca Siligardi (Parma) sends a cross into the box, but the opposition's defence clears the ball to safety.
Manuel Pasqual (Empoli) produces an inaccurate low pass into the box that is blocked by the one of the defenders. If this pass had slipped through, the ball would have probably ended up in the back of the net.
Rade Krunic (Empoli) thinks that he is fouled by his opponent, but the referee deems him to be the one who commits a foul and awards a free kick to the other team.
Roberto Inglese (Parma) attempts to score as he rises near the penalty spot and heads the ball to the middle of the goal. Bartlomiej Dragowski pulls off a comfortable save to stop the ball from hitting the net.
Marco Di Bello blows his whistle and it's Rade Krunic (Empoli) who is penalised for an offensive foul. Good decision by the referee.
A cross from the free kick is whipped in by Ismael Bennacer (Empoli), but one of the defenders steps in and averts the threat.
Antonino Barilla (Parma) holds his opponent to prevent him from getting the ball and the referee blows his whistle for a foul.
Manuel Pasqual (Empoli) swings in a cross, but the ball is cleared to safety by one of the defending players.
The linesman raises his flag for offside before Roberto Inglese (Parma) heads on.
Matias Silvestre (Empoli) is penalised for a foul. Marco Di Bello had a clear view and blows his whistle.
A cross from a corner kick by Empoli is too strong and the ball goes well out of play.
Rade Krunic (Empoli) fails to send a pass into the box as his effort is cut out. Empoli win a corner.
Afriyie Acquah (Empoli) found some space to dink a cross from the side into the box, but it needed to be more precise to threaten the opposition.
Luca Siligardi (Parma) gets into a good scoring position. He creates some space for himself and tries his luck from distance. His decent effort towards the middle of the goal is, however, saved by Bartlomiej Dragowski!
Afriyie Acquah (Empoli) shoots from outside the box, but his effort is blocked.
Afriyie Acquah (Empoli) found some space to play in a lofted pass, but he looks disappointed as none of his teammates managed to connect with it.
The resulting set piece from Parma is comfortably intercepted by one of the defending players.
It's in the back of the net! Diego Farias is the provider as he slips the ball to Christian Dell'Orco (Empoli) who simply steers it home from close range. It's 1:1.
Diego Farias (Empoli) launches a powerful cross from the corner into the box, but the ball is intercepted by the defender.
Antonino Barilla (Parma) is obviously not following the Golden Rule: „Treat others as you want to be treated.“ He makes a bad challenge and leaves Marco Di Bello with no other option than to blow for a foul.
Bartlomiej Dragowski (Empoli) sees a yellow! His tackle wasn't that harsh, but he probably talked himself into Marco Di Bello's book.
Gervinho (Parma) receives the ball inside the box, reacts quickly and without any problems fires the ball into the back of the net.
Diego Farias (Empoli) quickly picks up the rebound and shoots towards the bottom left corner. The goalkeeper pulls off a stunning save to deny him.
Diego Farias (Empoli) shoots from the edge of the penalty area. The ball travels towards the bottom right corner, but Luigi Sepe easily deals with the threat.
Francesco Caputo (Empoli) makes some space for himself and from mid-range let's fly with a wild effort which goes high over the crossbar.
Bartlomiej Dragowski is alert and has a clear sight of a long through ball from Massimo Gobbi (Parma). Easy save!
An attempted cross from Manuel Pasqual (Empoli) is cleared.
The first half has started.
Marco Di Bello is the one to supervise the game today.
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The players are out and the match is about to start. Empoli will have the kick-off.