Monza tries but slams into Vicario: Empoli wins

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Monza tries but slams into Vicario: Empoli wins

After four consecutive useful results Monza’s run comes to a halt, as it finds its first defeat against Empoli under the leadership of Raffaele Palladino. The brianzoli had several chances to strike but were neutralized by Vicario, today in top form.

Nicolas Haas’ goal in the 11th minute was decisive, skillful in taking advantage of Di Gregorio’s rebound. In the 25th minute the home men had a chance to double but Destro’s shot ended up on the post. Gytkjaer first and Carlos Augusto later tried to nab the equalizer in the first half but Vicario could not be overcome.

In the second half, Palladino’s men had more than one chance to put the challenge back in balance but first Birindelli’s bad aim and then a miracle by the home goalkeeper si D’Alessandro allowed Zanetti’s men to take the 3 points. Rovella’s expulsion in the last minutes is worth mentioning.

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