Italian Serie A
Empoli2AC Milan2

Empoli 2-2 Milan

Fernando Torres (right)
Fernando Torres (right) scored his first goal for Milan in only his second game

Fernando Torres scored his first Serie A goal as AC Milan fought back from two goals down to draw at Empoli.

The Spain international made his first start for Milan since moving from Chelsea on a two-year loan deal.

Lorenzo Tonelli and Manuel Pucciarelli gave the home side the lead before Torres scored with a looping header.

Keisuke Honda equalised for Milan with a drilled shot, before Empoli's Mirko Valdifiori was sent off in the 86th minute for a second bookable offence.

Line-ups

Empoli

  • 33Sepe
  • 2LauriniSubstituted forHysajat 69'minutes
  • 26Tonelli
  • 24Rugani
  • 21Silva Duarte
  • 6ValdifioriBooked at 86mins
  • 88VecinoBooked at 42mins
  • 11Croce
  • 18Verdi
  • 20PucciarelliSubstituted forZielinskiat 76'minutes
  • 10TavanoSubstituted forMaccaroneat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Pugliesi
  • 4Perticone
  • 5Moro
  • 7Maccarone
  • 8Signorelli
  • 17Guarente
  • 19Barba
  • 22Bianchetti
  • 23Hysaj
  • 27Zielinski
  • 28Bassi
  • 95Rovini

AC Milan

  • 32Abbiati
  • 20Abate
  • 17ZapataBooked at 20mins
  • 25Bonera
  • 2De SciglioBooked at 50mins
  • 4MuntariBooked at 36minsSubstituted forPoliat 45'minutes
  • 34de Jong
  • 21Van GinkelSubstituted forBonaventuraat 31'minutes
  • 10Honda
  • 9TorresSubstituted forPazziniat 81'minutes
  • 7Menez

Substitutes

  • 1Agazzi
  • 5Mexes
  • 11Pazzini
  • 13Rami
  • 14Albertazzi
  • 16Poli
  • 19Niang
  • 27Armero
  • 28Bonaventura
  • 66Gori
  • 81Zaccardo
  • 92El Shaarawy
Referee:
Gianpaolo Calvarese
Attendance:
12,619

Match Stats

Home TeamEmpoliAway TeamAC Milan
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home13
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away21

Live Text

Match ends, Empoli 2, Milan 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Empoli 2, Milan 2.

Daniele Bonera (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Massimo Maccarone (Empoli).

Attempt missed. Keisuke Honda (Milan) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Giacomo Bonaventura with a cross.

Dangerous play by Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan).

Matias Vecino (Empoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ignazio Abate (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Mattia De Sciglio.

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Mário Rui.

Foul by Andrea Poli (Milan).

Massimo Maccarone (Empoli) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Milan. Jérémy Menez tries a through ball, but Ignazio Abate is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Cristian Zapata (Milan) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andrea Poli with a cross.

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Lorenzo Tonelli.

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Mário Rui.

Offside, Empoli. Luigi Sepe tries a through ball, but Massimo Maccarone is caught offside.

Offside, Milan. Jérémy Menez tries a through ball, but Andrea Poli is caught offside.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Mirko Valdifiori (Empoli) for a bad foul.

Nigel de Jong (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mirko Valdifiori (Empoli).

Booking

Mirko Valdifiori (Empoli) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Milan. Jérémy Menez tries a through ball, but Ignazio Abate is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Simone Verdi (Empoli) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mirko Valdifiori.

Foul by Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan).

Massimo Maccarone (Empoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Nigel de Jong (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Massimo Maccarone (Empoli).

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Giampaolo Pazzini replaces Fernando Torres.

Attempt missed. Keisuke Honda (Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniele Croce (Empoli).

Keisuke Honda (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mirko Valdifiori (Empoli).

Attempt saved. Massimo Maccarone (Empoli) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniele Croce.

Dangerous play by Andrea Poli (Milan).

Simone Verdi (Empoli) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Empoli. Piotr Zielinski replaces Manuel Pucciarelli.

Foul by Jérémy Menez (Milan).

Lorenzo Tonelli (Empoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fernando Torres (Milan).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Roma33005059
2Juventus33004049
3Hellas Verona32103127
4AC Milan421110827
5Udinese32013216
6Inter Milan31208175
7Sampdoria31203125
8Atalanta31112204
9Genoa31112204
10Fiorentina311112-14
11Cesena311135-24
12Lazio31024403
13Parma310278-13
14Chievo310234-13
15Napoli310223-13
16Palermo302134-12
17Sassuolo302118-72
18Empoli402247-32
19Cagliari301225-31
20Torino301203-31
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