Riccardo Orsolini sinks Empoli
The match between Bologna and Empoli, played at the Dall'Ara, saw the hosts prevail with a clear 3-0.
The hosts, led by Thiago Motta and deployed with a 4-2-3-1, took control of the game from the first minutes. The team created several scoring chances, but è it was Riccardo Orsolini who broke the balance on 21'with a powerful shot that beat the opposing goalkeeper. The first half thus è ended with Bologna leading 1-0.
In the second half, Empoli, coached by Aurelio Andreazzoli and deployed with a 4-3-1-2, tried to react and equalize but failed to materialize the chances created and conceded two more goals, both scored by Orsolini, who thus completed his personal hat trick. Despite Empoli's attempts to recover, Bologna maintained control of the game and closed the match with a convincing 3-0 victory.
Also of note were the yellow cards received by Liberato Cacace and Filippo Ranocchia of Empoli and Oussama El Azzouzi of Bologna.