When do you play? Friday 6 May 2022
Kick-off time? 18:45
Where is it played ? San Siro Stadium (Milan)
TV channel: Dazn
Inter-Empoli: presentation of the match and prediction
The defeat against Bologna, which came like a bolt from the blue after 30 ′ played well by Inzaghi’s team, was a blow but Inter were able to react like a great team, winning 2-1 in Udine against a team that four days previously he had trimmed 4 goals against Fiorentina and had lost only one game in the last six. Perisic’s opening goal allowed the Nerazzurri to unlock the game immediately and, 5 minutes from the interval, Lautaro Martinez found the doubling in a lucky way, scoring on a rebound after Silvestri and the post had rejected the penalty kick. . Pussetto’s final goal partially reopened the game but the Nerazzurri were good at defending themselves and taking home a success that keeps the hopes of the title alive.
Inter, in fact, had taken the field about an hour after Milan had beaten Fiorentina 1-0 and therefore at -5 from the Rossoneri. A result other than victory would have paved the way for the guys from Pioli but the approach of Dzeko and his teammates was right and the results were immediately seen on the pitch. Now Inter can overtake: the match against Empoli, in a sold out San Siro, gives the Beneamata the opportunity, in case of victory, to have one more point than Milan, waiting for the challenge she sees. the Rossoneri are involved in the Bentegodi against Verona. A success with Empoli, arithmetically safe and in fourteenth place with 37 points, would give further pressure to the Devil, even if a draw would bring the two teams on equal points, with Milan ahead for the direct clashes but with two games, against Atalanta and Sassuolo, on paper much more complicated than the Nerazzurri who will challenge Cagliari and Sampdoria to end their season. Inter and Empoli have already met twice this season: the first leg ended 2-0 for Inter, in the Italian Cup, at San Siro, the Tuscans took the match to extra time, before giving up 3-2 because of the goal by Sensi.
The game in detail
As for the probable formations, Simone Inzaghi finds Calhanoglu after the disqualification: the Turkish, a factor this season, will take back his place in the middle of the field alongside Barella and Brozovic, while Perisic and Dumfries are the two external holders. Inzaghi will not make too much turnover in view of the Italian Cup final and in front of him he should touch Lautaro and Dzeko, while Sanchez and Correa represent valid solutions even during the race in progress. In defense, Bastoni is still not at his best and could rest. D’Ambrosio, De Vrij and Skriniar are the three defenders, with Handanovic, recovered from the physical problem that prevented him from playing against Bologna, between the posts.
At Empoli, Andreazzoli will not be able to count on two suspended players, namely Verre and Stojanovic, both expelled in the match lost against Turin. In goal there is Vicario, in defense, however, it’s up to Fiamozzi and Parisi as full-backs, with Viti and Luperto who will be the two central ones. In midfield, the trident should be composed of Zurkowski, Asllani – a very interesting young man, who ended up in the crosshairs of Milan and Inter itself – and Henderson while Bajrami is on the trocar. Forward, alongside Di Francesco, it will be the turn of Pinamonti, a striker class ’99 owned by Inter who scored 12 of Empoli’s 46 total goals.