Result AC MILAN 1 – 1 EMPOLI, Sunday 15 February 2015, Serie A Week 23

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42% Ball Possession AC MILAN and 58% Ball Possession EMPOLI
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40′ Mattia Destro               68′ Massimo Maccarone
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Serie A Standing BEFORE the game:
AC Milan, 12th position with 29 points and a positive goal difference of +3
Empoli, 15th position with 23 points and a negative goal difference of -5

Pos Team P W D L Goals DIFF Points
12 Milan 22 7 8 7 32:29 3 29
15 Empoli 22 4 11 7 21:26 -5 23


The crisis continues for AC Milan unable to show a consistent performance.  It’s a fact that AC Milan’s objective  to reach the 3rd position seems now just only a dream, a mirage.   Fans in San Siro whistling at the end of the game showing their disappointment.  On the contrary, Empoli fans happy to see their team grabbing a precious draw.   AC Milan ending with 10 players after Referee sent off with a red card goalkeeper Diego Lopez in the 84th minute.

A positive note is seeing AC Milan forward Mattia Destro scoring his first goal as a Milan player.   Destro defeating Empoli goalkeeper Luigi Sepe in the 40th minute with a right footed shot in the top left corner from close range.  The assist is by midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura.

It’s an agony for AC Milan not finding their way out of this black season.  Empoli equalizing in the 68th minute with forward Massimo Maccarone defeating goalkeeper Diego Lopez with a headed shot in the bottom left corner.  The assist is by defender Elseid Hysaj.  It’s the 5th goal by Maccarone this season.

Just towards the end of the game, a final blow.  Referee Valeri giving a red card to AC Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez in the 84th minute after a handball.  Coach Filippo Inzaghi had to substitute forward Mattia Destro to give space to goalkeeper Christian Abbiati.

The situation for the Rossoneri is tough ending now in the 10th position while Empoli with this one point climbs towards the 14th position.

Previously, there are 9 precedents for AC Milan vs Empoli.  Stats showing Milan with 7 wins and Empoli with 2 wins.

Here is AC MILAN official starting lineup by coach Filippo Inzaghi:

AC MILAN: (4-4-2) Diego Lopéz; Rami, Alex, Paletta, Antonelli; Honda, Poli, de Jong, Bonaventura; Destro, Ménez.

Here is EMPOLI official starting lineup by coach Maurizio Sarri:

EMPOLI: (4-3-1-2) Sepe; Hysaj, Tonelli, Rugani, Mário Rui; Vecino, Valdifiori, Croce; Zielinski; Pucciarelli, Maccarone
Click the video to watch AC Milan vs Empoli highlights on Sunday 15 February 2015 in San Siro.

Click the video to watch the commentaries by Diretta Stadio with Tiziano Crudelli on AC Milan – Empoli.

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Stats AFTER the game. Top scorer for AC MILAN: Forward Jeremy Menez with 12 goals

Top scorer for EMPOLI: Forward Massimo Maccarone with 5 goals

AC Milan Goals Goals Empoli
Menez, Jeremy 12 5 Maccarone, Massimo
Honda, Keisuke 6 4 Tonelli, Lorenzo
Bonaventura, Giacomo 3 3 Pucciarelli, Manuel
de Jong, Nigel 2 2 Tavano, Francesco
Muntari, Sulley 2 2 Rugani, Daniele


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

07/02/15 SA Juventus Milan 3:1 Round 22
01/02/15 SA Milan Parma 3:1 Round 21
27/01/15 CI Milan Lazio 0:1 Quarterfinal


Here are the last 3 games of EMPOLI:  2 wins, 1 draw

08/02/15 SA Empoli Cesena 2:0 Round 22
31/01/15 SA Roma Empoli 1:1 Round 21
26/01/15 SA Empoli Udinese 1:2 Round 20


Disciplinary situation BEFORE the game.  1 suspended player for AC MILAN: Mexes (2)

No suspended players for EMPOLI.


Photos AC Milan vs Empoli courtesy of

AC Milan forward Mattia Destro celebrating after his goal against Empoli.



AC Milan midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura and forwardMattia Destr





AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi “a worried look”


Empoli forward Simone Verdi and AC Milan forward Jeremy Menez



Serie A tickets2014 – 2015 Italian Serie A Week 23

AC Milan 1 – 1 Empoli
Sunday 15 February 2015
San Siro Stadium
Milan, Italy


Referee: VALERI
Fourth Official: GIALLATINI

Goals:  40′ Mattia Destro (M), 68′ Massimo Maccarone (E)

Official formations – lineups:

AC MILAN (4-4-2): Diego Lopez; Rami, Alex (8′ Bocchetti), Paletta, Antonelli; Honda (79′ Cerci), Poli, De Jong, Bonaventura; Menez, Destro (85’Abbiati).
Subs not used: (Gori, Bocchetti, Essien, Felicioli, Mastalli, Suso, Van Ginkel, Di Molfetta, Pazzini).
Coach: Filippo Inzaghi.
EMPOLI (4-3-1-2): Sepe; Hysaj, Tonelli, Rugani, Mario Rui; Vecino (54′. Verdi), Valdifiori, Croce (83′ Signorelli); Zielinski; Pucciarelli (64′ Tavano), Maccarone.
Subs not used: (Pugliesi, Bassi, Somma, Barba, Laurini, Diousse, Brillante, Mchedlidze).
Coach: Maurizio Sarri.
Booked: Adil Rami (M), Verdi (E), Paletta (M) and Lorenzo Tonelli (E), Antonelli (M),
Sent off:  84′ Goalkeeper Diego Lopez

Match Stats

AC Milan Match Stats Empoli
1 Goals 1
7(2) Shots (on goal) 16(3)
23 Fouls 17
2 Corner kicks 3
3 Offsides 1
42% Ball Possession 58%
3 Yellow Cards 2
1 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 1