EMPOLI NEWS

Gian Piero Gasperini admits it will be tough to keep Genoa focused against Empoli after floods throughout the city.
Lazio goalkeeper Etrit Berisha and Empoli defender Elseid Hysaj said Serbia-Albania was “like a war zone.”
Daniele Rugani admits he hopes to one day challenge for a spot at Juventus, but that focus right now is on Empoli.
Empoli have formally extended the contracts of Vincent Laurini and Mirko Valdifiori until June 2017.
Empoli defender Daniele Rugani thanked Antonio Conte for “a wonderful experience” after being recalled by the Under-21 squad.
Alessio Romagnoli has left Italy’s Under-21 camp with a thigh injury, with Daniele Rugani dropping down from the senior squad as replacement.
After a glorious weekend of fabulous football action in Serie A Dave Taylor picks Week 6’s star performers for his best XI.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini assures Beppe Iachini “is absolutely not at risk” despite an “embarrassing” defeat to Empoli.
Empoli Coach Maurizio Sarri celebrated his first ever Serie A victory, thumping Palermo 3-0.
Palermo are bottom of the table, but Coach Beppe Iachini assures “there’s nothing to say” he’ll be sacked after a 3-0 defeat in Empoli.
Empoli got their first win of the season, absolutely dominating a dismal Palermo 3-0.
Empoli are without Francesco Tavano, but Paulo Dybala and Andrea Belotti are fit for Palermo in the early game.
Empoli Coach Maurizio Sarri prepares to face Palermo and is very happy with Daniele Rugani’s maiden Italy call-up.
Beppe Iachini insists Palermo have “always created chances and made mistakes” to be avoided against Empoli.
Graziano Pellé is called up and Mario Balotelli dropped for Italy’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Malta.
Gigi Di Biagio named his Italy Under-21 squad for the crucial European Championship play-offs with Slovakia.
Antonio Conte is reportedly considering Southampton forward Graziano Pelle for his Italy squad, but Andrea Pirlo and Mario Balotelli are in doubt.
Empoli assistant manager Francesco Calzona stood in for the suspended Maurizio Sarri against Chievo. “We want our first win.”
Eugenio Corini believes Chievo “are on the right track” after their first draw of the season against Empoli.
Cagliari took a shock 4-1 victory over 10-man Inter at San Siro, but Milan were held by Cesena and Torino stalled Fiorentina.