Frosinone report cards
Stefano Turati 6 – Inactive throughout the match, he was “lucky” with the delay with which Kovalenko came close to making it a potential 2-2.
Paul Lirola 6.5 – Cancelleri’s start heralds a complicated Monday, but it’s just a flash in the pan. Having taken the actions of his opponent, he constantly presents himself in the offensive phase and is in constant movement to the right.
Caleb Okolie 6 – He counters Caputo well for almost the entire match, but loses it on the most important occasion. However, it is a positive result for him as well.
Ilario Monterrey 6.5 – A sliding block on Gyasi’s shot deserves a goal. He dominated the second half, struggling little in a very exciting final. A reference point in the Frosinone defense line.
Ricardo Marchesa 7 – Ibrahimovic’s flying heel assist in the 2-0 match was the jewel that sealed another excellent performance in this tournament. Strong behind, attacking factor: fourth assist in the league.
Enzo Barrenechea 6 – Very nervous for a quarter of an hour. Less precise and disruptive than usual, especially when asked to come up with the beginning of an offensive plot.
Luca Mazzitelli 7.5 – A man everywhere. Ideal for insertion, useful for blocking. He hits the crossbar, is always at the heart of Frosinone’s maneuvers and confirms that he is essential at the tactical level. What more could you ask for?
Mathias Solé 6.5 – The ball and chain literally does what he wants: it is no coincidence that 90% of Frosinone’s movements pass through his right wing. It does not find the target – which is news – but it is always working. He falls in the second half. (from 88′ Anthony Oyono SV).
Rainier 6.5 – Of the three behind the lone striker, he is perhaps the least accurate on the ball, but when he decides to make some moves, he is unstoppable for Empoli. Another good test. (from 83′ Marco Brescianini SV).
Arijon Ibrahimovic 7.5 – The best player in the match, without any hesitation. Great style, whether in close quarters or in the open field, the jewel of the goal that secured the three points and the assist for his team’s 1-0 lead. He is the youngest player in Europe’s top five leagues to have provided an assist and scored a goal in the same match. (from 80′ Giuseppe case 6 – Only 10 minutes plus stoppage time, yet he showed his leg and technical quality to send Empoli’s right wing series into disarray.)
Marvin Cooney 7 – He begins by making mistakes in some simple supports or comfortable openings, and then he grows older. He redeemed himself once and for all with a cinematic goal, perhaps the best of this first part of the season, and showed that he can finally be lethal in the box (from 80′ Kaio Jorge SV).
All Eusebio Di Francesco 7 – Eleventh place, eleven youngest players in Serie A, which is an obvious and often surprising idea of football. This Frosinone team is always fun to watch: I expect it won’t get points in the standings, but it’s still worth a lot.
Empoli report cards
Itrit Berisha 5 – He could have performed better against Kone, but the assessment comes above all from the chaos he risks causing in the first half with Ismagli. The VAR pardons him for a few centimetres, but it is a mistake he did not commit.
Bartosz Berezinski 5.5 He suffers like all his teammates. Never act proactively because it is ‘blocked’ by a Frosinone team that sometimes overflows even on its flank; Very inaccurate in many situations.
Sebastiano Luberto 6 – In the Italian defense line, he is distinguished by his quality in every aerial duel. He suffers like all his colleagues when Frosinone becomes aggressive, but as always he is the last to give up.
Ardian Asmagli 4.5 – Read Berisha’s grade to understand his ‘4.5’ on his report card, but also think about the way he allowed himself to get the better of TUNI on the occasion of the goal that opens the match. Truly a Monday to forget.
Simone Bastoni 5 -Very proactive at the start of the match, but then Solé overtakes him whenever and however he wants, systematically sending him into disarray. It declined noticeably in the second half and Andreazzoli changed it, perhaps too late (from the 77th minute). CACACE SV released).
Razvan Marin 5 – Imperceptible evidence, you practically never notice it. They are also incomplete in blocking and coverage, and are often off-site. (from 62′ Filippo Ranocchia 5.5 – Must provide more quality on an evening to forget for Marin and instead only get a yellow card).
Alberto Grassi 5.5 – He is forced to chase the Barrenechea-Mazzitelli duo often, unable to introduce himself with inclusion. However, it is the Empoli midfielder who stands out the most, and that should at least be acknowledged. (from 77′ Victor Kovalenko S.V).
Jacopo Fazzini 5.5 – He fights just as hard as Gracie, but Empoli’s numerical superiority in midfield was practically not noticed in this match. He went down a lot in the second half.
Emmanuel Gyasi 5 – The “smoothness” of Cancelleri’s cross is a red pen foul, even if his position should be evaluated by VAR. For the rest, very few balls were touched and therefore initiatives: in the most obvious one, Monterrey sacrifices himself and deprives him of the goal. (from 62′ Nicolo Cambiaghi 6 – He has great credit for searching for Caputo who has the most suitable balls for the blue striker. This is enough, no more.)
Francesco Caputo 6.5 – Eternity, simply. He doesn’t get a good ball for almost 90 minutes, but at the first opportunity he breaks through Turati and after a minute he doesn’t do it again simply because he is in an irregular position by a few centimetres.
Matteo Cancellieri 5.5 – He starts with great strength and hits the Frosinone crossbar after 2 minutes, but at a distance he no longer has the opportunity to play in attack because he sacrifices a lot in defense. However, his technical errors were very frequent, especially in the second half (from the 70th minute). Tommaso Baldanzi 6 – Upon his return, he plays a piece and tries to make the difference in the final with his class. He’s not at his best, that’s clear, but he has a hand in all Empoli’s occasions.
All Aurelio Andreazzoli 5 – Empoli broke free from their goal abstinence, which would be a good sign, were it not for the fact that Frosinone outscored their team for 80 minutes. Some of the changes were a bit late.
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