The referee blows his whistle for the final time to end this match.
Total attempts – 30:2.
There will be a minimum of 4 min. of added time.
Atalanta have been awarded a corner kick. The referee and one of his assistants both point at the corner flag.
The referee points to the corner flag and Atalanta will take a corner.
Gian Piero Gasperini has decided to make a change. Roberto Piccoli (Atalanta) replaces Alejandro Gomez.
Alejandro Gomez (Atalanta) receives a clever pass and shoots from mid-range. His shot looks like it's going low in the middle of the goal, but Bartlomiej Dragowski has other ideas and makes a brilliant save.
The referee allows time for a substitution. Duvan Zapata will be replaced by Musa Barrow (Atalanta).
The referee points to the corner flag. It's a corner to Atalanta.
Aurelio Andreazzoli is forced to make a change. Dimitrios Nikolaou is unable to continue due to injury, Jacob Rasmussen (Empoli) comes on.
Dimitrios Nikolaou (Empoli) is clearly asking for some medical attention with his painful gestures. The extent of his injury is yet to be discovered.
Atalanta are showcasing great team work by exchanging some short passes and one-two passes, waiting to open the opposition's defence and hit them swiftly on the break.
The percentage of ball possession is – 63:37.
Josip Ilicic (Atalanta) takes a neat pass, dummies a defender and slams the ball well wide of the left post from the edge of the box. The ball goes out of play and Empoli will have a goal kick.
We can have a look at the statistics now, particularly the total attempts – 20:1.
Hans Hateboer (Atalanta) misses a good chance to score. A perfect cross into the box finds Hans Hateboer (Atalanta) who rises for a header, but he sends the ball well over the bar. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Empoli.
What a miss! Duvan Zapata (Atalanta) is left standing right in front of goal with only the keeper to beat after a clever pass, but he somehow contrives to toe poke the ball just past the right post. The ball goes out of play and Empoli will have a goal kick.
Frederic Veseli (Empoli) gives the referee no choice but to show him a yellow card.
The game has come to an end for Robin Gosens. He has contributed as much as he could today. He will be replaced by the fresh legs of Timothy Castagne (Atalanta).
Duvan Zapata (Atalanta) blows a huge opportunity! He latches on to a perfect cross from the wing into the penalty area, but sends his bullet header just wide of the right post. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Empoli.
Empoli have a chance to score from a corner kick, but the ball is cleared by a defender.
Atalanta quickly take a corner kick with a short pass.
Atalanta will have a chance to score from a corner kick.
The Atalanta players are displaying brilliant short passes and great ball movement. They are waiting to open the opposition's defence and hit them swiftly on the break.
The half-time break is over and the second half is about to start.
Gianluca Manganiello has ended the first half by blowing the whistle.
Ismael Bennacer (Empoli) is rightly booked by the referee because it could not have been anything other than a yellow card.
We will have 2 min. of added time.
My Gran could have done better! Josip Ilicic (Atalanta) got himself in a great position on the edge of the box after a pass, but put his shot well wide of the left post. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Empoli.
The referee signals a corner kick to Atalanta.
The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Dimitri Oberlin (Empoli) replaces Diego Farias.
Now Atalanta have a corner.
One of the Empoli players tripped an opponent and conceded a foul. Atalanta are given an advantage. They have a free kick.
The linesman raises his flag as one of the players from Atalanta was in an offside position.
This is a yellow card! Christian Dell'Orco (Empoli) is not happy with the decision, but from our point of view it was clear.
Josip Ilicic (Atalanta) receives a precise pass and is given time inside the box to send a promising strike towards the middle of the goal. Bartlomiej Dragowski guesses his intention and denies him with a fine save.
Atalanta are dominating the game at the moment by exchanging a combination of one or two touch passes. Great harmony between the players.
Josip Ilicic (Atalanta) had time and space inside the box after picking up a neat pass, but his shot low towards the middle of the goal was comfortably saved by Bartlomiej Dragowski.
Andrea Masiello (Atalanta) rises above the defence to meet the corner. His timing is good, but he directs his header just a few inches over the bar.
The ball is out of play. A goal-scoring opportunity from a corner for Atalanta.
Marten de Roon (Atalanta) latches on to a precise defence-splitting pass and fires a nice strike from a promising distance towards the bottom left corner. Bartlomiej Dragowski has a clear sight of it makes a comfortable save.
Josip Ilicic (Atalanta) delivers a fine lofted cross into the penalty area, but it's cleared by an opposing player.
Rade Krunic (Empoli) sends a long ball in, but Pierluigi Gollini comfortably gathers the ball.
Jose Palomino (Atalanta) violates the laws of the game and is shown a deserved yellow card by the referee.
A player from Empoli takes his opponent down, the referee blows his whistle for a foul. Atalanta are awarded a free kick.
Atalanta keep possession of the ball by producing short passes and one-two passes from player to player.
Empoli win a corner.
Problems for Aurelio Andreazzoli as Luca Antonelli is not able to play anymore. His injury is too serious and Manuel Pasqual (Empoli) replaces him.
Luca Antonelli (Empoli) is lying on the ground after being tackled and the physio comes onto the pitch to give him medical treatment.
Alejandro Gomez (Atalanta) controls a nice low pass and shoots from just outside the box, but it's a poor effort that flies into the stands. Wasted opportunity! The ball goes out of play and Empoli will have a goal kick.
The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Empoli.
Hans Hateboer (Atalanta) meets a cross inside the box and heads it goalwards. Unfortunately for him, he sends the ball narrowly over the crossbar. What a chance!
A player from Empoli brings down an opponent and commits a foul. Free kick. Atalanta will probably just try to cross the ball in from here.
Empoli are ruled offside.
Luca Antonelli (Empoli) produces a lovely chip pass into the box, but one of the opposition players cuts it out.
A neat pass finds Alejandro Gomez (Atalanta) in space. He needs no second invitation to shoot and hits a piledriver from distance low towards the middle of the goal, but Bartlomiej Dragowski denies him with a good save.
The ball is out of play and the linesman points at the corner flag. Corner to Empoli.
Diego Farias (Empoli) collects a great pass inside the box and misses a golden opportunity. His low drive is headed for the bottom right corner, but the goalkeeper pulls off a marvellous diving save and denies him.
Atalanta are playing possession football and controlling the game at present. They are exchanging inch-perfect passes from player to player, making it difficult for the opposition to win the ball.
Marten de Roon (Atalanta) attempts to slip the ball through the defence, but is unable to find any of his teammates.
The first half has just begun.
The players are on the pitch and Atalanta will have the kick-off.
Gianluca Manganiello will referee today's match.
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