Italian Serie A
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Empoli 0-1 Inter Milan

Mauro Icardi
Mauro Icardi has scored five goals in his last five games

Inter Milan moved back to the top of the Serie A table thanks to victory at Empoli.

Fiorentina had moved into first for three hours by beating Palermo 3-1.

But Roberto Mancini's Inter scored at the end of a lacklustre first half when Mauro Icardi turned Ivan Perisic's cross in from close range.

Riccardo Saponara had a chance to level for Empoli but his shot was parried by Samir Handanovic and Inter saw out the game to go one point clear at the top.

Line-ups

Empoli

  • 28Skorupski
  • 2Laurini
  • 15Costa
  • 19Barba
  • 21Mário Rui
  • 17Zielinski
  • 32ParedesBooked at 26minsSubstituted forPiuat 87'minutes
  • 5Saponara
  • 77BüchelSubstituted forCroceat 64'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 20Pucciarelli
  • 7MaccaroneSubstituted forLivajaat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Pugliesi
  • 3Zambelli
  • 6Bittante
  • 11Croce
  • 13Maiello
  • 14Diousse
  • 22Piu
  • 23Pelagotti
  • 24Cosic
  • 31Camporese
  • 33Krunic
  • 39Livaja

Inter Milan

  • 1Handanovic
  • 33D'Ambrosio
  • 25Miranda
  • 24MurilloBooked at 16mins
  • 55Nagatomo
  • 77BrozovicBooked at 35mins
  • 17Medel
  • 7KondogbiaSubstituted forGuarínat 80'minutes
  • 44Perisic
  • 9IcardiSubstituted forJoveticat 87'minutes
  • 22LjajicSubstituted forNunes Jesusat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Nunes Jesus
  • 8Palacio
  • 10Jovetic
  • 11Biabiany
  • 12Telles
  • 13Guarín
  • 14Montoya
  • 21Santon
  • 23Ranocchia
  • 27Gnoukouri
  • 30Carrizo
  • 97Manaj
Referee:
Domenico Celi
Attendance:
13,735

Match Stats

Home TeamEmpoliAway TeamInter Milan
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home16
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Empoli 0, Inter Milan 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Empoli 0, Inter Milan 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Miranda (Inter Milan).

  4. Post update

    Manuel Pucciarelli (Empoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Juan Jesus.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Empoli. Conceded by Miranda.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Inter Milan. Juan Jesus replaces Adem Ljajic.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Empoli. Alessandro Piu replaces Leandro Paredes.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Inter Milan. Stevan Jovetic replaces Mauro Icardi.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marko Livaja (Empoli) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Manuel Pucciarelli.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Mário Rui.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mário Rui (Empoli) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Empoli. Conceded by Gary Medel.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Empoli. Conceded by Miranda.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Inter Milan. Fredy Guarín replaces Geoffrey Kondogbia because of an injury.

  16. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  17. Post update

    Delay in match Geoffrey Kondogbia (Inter Milan) because of an injury.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan).

  19. Post update

    Andrea Costa (Empoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Leandro Paredes (Empoli) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 6th January 2016

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