Sampdoria didn't take advantage of the corner and score as the opposition's defence was alert and averted the threat.
The referee signals that it is time for a substitution and Matteo Brighi (Empoli) comes onto the pitch so that Ismael Bennacer can be given a rest.
Goal! Bartlomiej Dragowski gets a hand on the penalty from Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria), but can't stop it from flying inside the left post.
Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria) will take the responsibility and he is already preparing the ball.
An opponent rises to his feet after being downed by Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Empoli). Daniele Doveri saw the sliding tackle and blows for a foul. PENALTY to Sampdoria! Let's see who will take responsibility.
6 additional min. will be played.
Aurelio Andreazzoli prepares a substitution. Hamed Traore (Empoli) is replaced by Leonardo Capezzi.
Empoli hold the ball and display nice passing from player to player.
Marco Giampaolo decides to make a substitution. Manolo Gabbiadini (Sampdoria) will be replaced by Gaston Ramirez.
The referee signals that it is time for a substitution and Afriyie Acquah (Empoli) will replace Diego Farias.
Goal! Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Empoli) fires the rebound inside the right post after the ball breaks to him in the box. The score is 0:2.
Francesco Caputo (Empoli) wastes a huge opportunity to score from the penalty spot. He attempts to slot into the middle of the target, but Emil Audero pulls off a save.
Francesco Caputo (Empoli) is heading towards the penalty spot to take it.
The foul by Lorenzo Tonelli (Sampdoria) is worthy of a card and a yellow is duly shown by Daniele Doveri.
Lorenzo Tonelli (Sampdoria) brings his opponent down. Daniele Doveri has a clear sight of it and blows his whistle for a foul. PENALTY! A huge scoring opportunity for Empoli.
Substitution. Gianluca Caprari makes way for Ronaldo Vieira (Sampdoria).
Marco Giampaolo has decided to make a change. Marco Sau replaces Albin Ekdal (Sampdoria).
Empoli force a corner. Their opponents will face another attacking threat.
A long ball forward to Marko Pajac (Empoli) is intercepted.
A corner kick by Sampdoria is thwarted by the well prepared Bartlomiej Dragowski (Empoli).
Marko Pajac (Empoli) sends a long ball in, but Emil Audero comfortably gathers the ball.
Sampdoria take the corner, but their hopes of scoring a goal end with a nice clearance by the defence.
Diego Farias (Empoli) receives the ball inside the box, reacts quickly and without any problems fires the ball into the back of the net.
A beautiful low pass from the side is received by Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria), who was waiting for his chance. However, the defence is alert and spanks the ball away.
Sampdoria take a short corner kick.
Hamed Traore (Empoli) is clearly asking for some medical attention with his painful gestures. The extent of his injury is yet to be discovered.
The resulting set piece from Empoli is comfortably intercepted by one of the defending players.
Referee Daniele Doveri blows his whistle to start the second half.
The first half of today's match has just finished.
We will have 1 min. of added time.
Rade Krunic (Empoli) is unable to feed an accurate cross into the box.
What a goal-scoring opportunity! Marko Pajac (Empoli) finds some space inside the box and gets in a strike, but the shot is brilliantly blocked by one of the defending players sliding in.
Sampdoria control the tempo of the game by exchanging some accurate short passes.
Sampdoria fail to score from a corner as Bartlomiej Dragowski (Empoli) leaps to collect the ball.
Jacopo Sala (Sampdoria) whips the ball into the box and Fabio Quagliarella takes a perfect touch to control it, but one of the defenders does well to intercept.
Sampdoria take a short corner instead of sending the ball into the penalty area.
Albin Ekdal (Sampdoria) is booked after bringing down an opponent. Daniele Doveri had an easy-decision to make.
Jakub Jankto (Sampdoria) spurned a good chance! He gets a shot away from inside the penalty box, but it goes inches wide of the left post.
Dennis Praet (Sampdoria) swings a cross into the box, but it's far too close to Bartlomiej Dragowski, who smothers the ball.
Hamed Traore (Empoli) fails to pick a body out in the box with an over-hit chip pass.
Manolo Gabbiadini (Sampdoria) is in a clear offside position and the referee blows his whistle after the linesman raises his flag.
Sampdoria have a chance to score from a corner kick, but the ball is cleared by a defender.
Jakub Jankto (Sampdoria) gets on the end of a cross inside the box and sweeps the ball goalwards towards the roof of the net, but Bartlomiej Dragowski is well positioned and easily deals with the effort.
None of the Sampdoria players could reach the corner kick as the ball was overhit and goes out of play.
This yellow card was deserved. The tackle by Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Empoli) was quite harsh and Daniele Doveri didn't hesitate to show him a yellow card.
OFF THE POST! Christian Dell'Orco (Empoli) picks up the ball inside the box and produces a snap shot which smashes against the right post.
Francesco Caputo (Empoli) is deemed to be in an offside position by the linesman and it looks like it is the right decision despite being a very close call.
Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria) makes room to connect with a cross, but his strike from the penalty spot isn't accurate at all and the ball goes well over the bar.
Dennis Praet (Sampdoria) deprives his opponent of the ball, but the referee blows his whistle for a foul. He's not happy with the decision!
Albin Ekdal (Sampdoria) delivers a lovely cross into the penalty area. Nevertheless, an opposition defender is alert and averts the danger with a brilliant clearance.
Some great controlled play and passing in the middle of the pitch from Empoli.
Daniele Doveri blows his whistle after Matias Silvestre (Empoli) brings one of his opponents down with a strong tackle.
The first half of this match is about to start.
The referee of today's match will be Daniele Doveri.
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