Result AC MILAN 2 – 1 EMPOLI, Goals by Bacca, Luiz Adriano, and Saponara, Saturday 29 August 2015, Serie A Week 2

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16′ Carlos Bacca             20′ Riccardo Saponara
69′ Luiz Adriano
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Serie A Standing BEFORE the game:
AC Milan 19th position with 0 points and a negative  goal difference of -2
Empoli, 17th position with 0 points and a negative goal difference of  -2

Pos Team P W D L Goals DIFF Points
17 Empoli 1 0 0 1 1:3 -2 0
19 Milan 1 0 0 1 0:2 -2 0

 

 

AC Milan surviving the pressure after starting the season with a defeat against Fiorentina.  A struggled victory in San Siro with Milan grabbing the victory to continue believing in the “revival” to see the new AC Milan.      Highlight of the game is the return of Milan forward Mario Balotelli for his second term listed among the subs, but not playing.

It is new Milan player Colombian forward Carlos Bacca to open the score.  In the 16th minute, Bacca defeating Empoli goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski with a right footed shot in the center.  The assist is by Luiz Adriano.  This is the first goal by Bacca as a Milan player.

Empoli equalizing the score in the 20th minute.   It’s the ex Milan player midfielder Riccardo Saponara to smack a left footed shot defeating goalkeeper Diego Lopez in the center.  The assist is by Massimo Maccarone.   It’s the second goal of the season by Saponara.

Things working  out for Milan in the second half.  In the 69th minute, AC Milan taking the lead again following a corner.  It’s new Milan player Luiz Adriano to break the draw defeating goalkeeper Skorupski with a headed shot in the top right corner.  The assist is by midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura.   It’s the first goal by Adriano this season in Serie A.

 

Here is AC MILAN official starting lineup by coach Sinisa Mihajlovic:

AC MILAN (4-3-1-2): Diego López, De Sciglio, Romagnoli, Zapata, Antonelli; Bertolacci, de Jong, Nocerino; Suso; Bacca, Luiz Adriano.

Here is EMPOLI official starting lineup by coach Giampaolo:

EMPOLI (4-3-1-2): Skorupski; Zambelli, Tonelli, Barba, Mario Rui; Zieliński, Dioussé, Croce; Saponara; Pucciarelli, Maccarone.

 

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Stats AFTER the match.  Top scorer for AC MILAN:  Carlos Bacca and Luis Adriano with 1 goals each

Top scorer for EMPOLI:  Riccardo Saponara with 2 goal

AC Milan Goals Goals Empoli
 Carlos Bacca  1 2 Saponara, Riccardo

 

Stats BEFORE the match.  Here are the last 3 games of AC MILAN:  1 win, 2 lost

23/08/15 SA Fiorentina Milan 2:0 1
17/08/15 CI Milan Perugia 2:0 R3
05/08/15 AC Tottenham Milan 2:0 R

 

Here are the last 3 games of EMPOLI:  3 lost

23/08/15 SA Empoli Chievo 1:3 1
15/08/15 CI Empoli Vicenza 0:1 R3
08/08/15 CFG Empoli Genoa 0:1

 

 

Photos of the match AC Milan vs Empoli courtesy of acmilan.com

 

Luiz Adriano in a duel with Empoli goalkeeper for the headed shot

 

 

 

 

AC Milan players celebrating after the goal by Luiz Adriano putting the rossoneri back to the lead.

 

 

Empoli forward Raffaele Maiello and AC Milan Juraj Kucka

 

AC Milan midfielder Nigel De Jong and goalkeeper Diego Lopez thanking the fans at the end of the game

Luiz Adriano thanking the fans

 

Final result  AC Milan 2 – 1 Empoli

 

Serie A tickets2015 – 2016 Serie A Week 2

AC Milan 2 – 1 Empoli
Saturday 29 August 2015
San Siro Stadium
Milan, Italy

20:45

Referee: GIACOMELLI
Assistants: DI FIORE – DE PINTO
Fourth Official: MARZALONI
ADD1: CALVARESE
ADD2: ABISSO

Goals: 16′ Carlos Bacca (M), 20′ Riccardo Saponara (E), 69′ Luiz Adriano (M)

Official formations – lineups:

AC MILAN (4-3-1-2): Diego López, De Sciglio, Romagnoli, Zapata, Antonelli; Bertolacci, de Jong, Nocerino; Suso; Bacca, Luiz Adriano.

Subs.: Abbiati, Donnarumma, Bonaventura, Honda, Abate, Paletta, Suso, Poli, Montolivo, Kucka Cerci, Balotelli.

Coach.: Mihajlović

EMPOLI (4-3-1-2): Skorupski; Zambelli, Tonelli, Barba, Mario Rui; Zieliński, Dioussé, Croce; Saponara; Pucciarelli, Maccarone.

Subs.: Pugliesi, Pelagotti, Bittante, Costa, Camporese, Signorelli, Martinelli, Ronaldo, Maiello, Krunić, Mchedlidze, Piu.

Coach.: Giampaolo

Match Stats

AC Milan Match Statistics Empoli
2 Goals 1
6(4) Shots (on goal) 18(3)
20 Fouls 16
6 Corner kicks 5
3 Offsides 2
50% Ball Possession 50%
0 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 2