Bartlomiej Dragowski (Empoli) has picked up a minor injury, but it looks like he will be able to continue.
The game is interrupted now, Bartlomiej Dragowski (Empoli) picks up a knock and the physio has to come on.
Substitution. Diego Farias walks off the pitch and Afriyie Acquah (Empoli) comes on as a substitute.
Good work from Fiorentina as they win a corner.
Fiorentina take a short corner instead of sending the ball into the penalty area.
Fiorentina have a corner.
The linesman makes the right call and Fiorentina will have a corner.
Vincenzo Montella has decided to substitute Luis Muriel and he is replaced by Dusan Vlahovic (Fiorentina).
Fiorentina have been awarded a corner kick.
The referee signals that it is time for a substitution and Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina) is coming onto the pitch as Kevin Mirallas cannot continue after picking up an injury.
A pass by Kevin Mirallas (Fiorentina) ends up in no man's land, and the attacking effort comes to an end. The ball goes out of play and Empoli will have a goal kick.
Giovanni Di Lorenzo shows his great technique and produces a beautiful cross into the box. Diego Farias (Empoli) gets on the scoresheet by heading the ball precisely inside the right post. It's now 1:0.
The ball goes out of play and Empoli have been awarded a corner kick.
Marco Benassi (Fiorentina) blows a clear opportunity! He needed only to tap the ball in, but narrowly misses the goal. The ball goes out of play and Empoli will have a goal kick.
The game restarts for the second half.
That is it for the first half after the referee blows his whistle and the players head to their respective dressing rooms.
Empoli force a corner. Their opponents will face another attacking threat.
We will have 1 min. of added time.
Rade Krunic (Empoli) sends in a pass which fails to reach any of his teammates. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Fiorentina.
Giovanni Simeone (Fiorentina) clearly holds his opponent to prevent him from getting the ball and the referee blows his whistle for a foul. Empoli earn a free kick.
A player from Fiorentina takes his opponent down, the referee blows his whistle for a foul. Empoli have a free kick.
Marco Benassi (Fiorentina) had a good opportunity from long range. His shot was directed towards the right side of the goal, but Bartlomiej Dragowski was alert and made a comfortable save.
Massimiliano Irrati has a clear sight and sees a foul from Jordan Veretout (Fiorentina). A free kick has been awarded to Empoli.
Luis Muriel (Fiorentina) attempts to find some of his teammates with a dangerous pass from the edge of the box. The opponent's defence, however, intercepts the effort and clears the ball to safety.
Luis Muriel (Fiorentina) gets a shot from around 25 metres out after his fine solo run. The ball went just wide of the left post! The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Empoli.
Giovanni Simeone (Fiorentina) runs onto a good long pass and tries his luck from the edge of the box, but his effort flies high over the bar. The ball goes out of play and Empoli will have a goal kick.
Yellow card. Marko Pajac (Empoli) goes into the book for a bad tackle on his opponent.
Edimilson Fernandes (Fiorentina) receives a yellow card for a nasty tackle.
A pass by Diego Farias (Empoli) ends up in no man's land, and the attacking effort comes to an end. The ball is behind the touchline and Fiorentina will take a throw-in.
Giovanni Simeone (Fiorentina) makes a reckless foul in order to win the ball from his opponent. Massimiliano Irrati has a clear sight of it and blows his whistle.
A promising cross into the box is nearly received by the lurking Giovanni Simeone (Fiorentina), but one of the defending players cuts it out to avert the threat.
Jordan Veretout (Fiorentina) floats the ball in from the corner but it's intercepted.
What a save from Bartlomiej Dragowski! Luis Muriel (Fiorentina) jumps high to meet a cross and glances a promising header from close range towards the left post, but the goalkeeper has pulled off a brilliant stop to keep it out. Fiorentina get a corner.
Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Empoli) attempted to send a defence-splitting pass into space where Hamed Traore was lurking. It could have put him one-on-one with the goalkeeper, but one of the defending players somehow manages to avert the threat.
The ball is cleared after Ismael Bennacer (Empoli) attempted to dribble past an opposing player.
Vitor Hugo (Fiorentina) leaps high deep inside the box to meet a beautiful cross from the free kick and attempts to score with a header. His effort is not accurate at all and goes well over the bar. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Empoli.
A cross from a corner kick by Empoli is too strong and the ball goes well out of play.
Hamed Traore (Empoli) reacts well to get to the rebound and takes a shot from the edge of the box, but he fails to get the ball through the players standing between him and the goal.
The first half has just begun.
Today's referee will be Massimiliano Irrati.
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The players are out and the match is about to start. Fiorentina will have the kick-off.