Verona vs Empoli 2-1: Tameze Lifts Scaligeri at the Buzzer

Verona emerged victorious with a goal in Zona Cesarini in a fast-paced contest with Empoli. The Scaligeri extended their positive streak under Igor Tudor. They leapfrogged Bologna to move to the ninth position, two points below Juventus. The Azzurri often pulled the strings, but they were not clutch in the final third.

The two sides had matching intensity but canceled each other out after a fiery start. Verona tried to take control of the proceedings right away. They had a pair of minor chances, but Giovanni Simeone and Antonin Barak’s attempts were thwarted in the box.

The Scaligeri became more cautious after Liam Henderson rattled the crossbar with a bomb from distance at the 16th minute. Andrea Pinamonti shook free in the box, but he botched his shot in front of Lorenzo Monitpò. The two sides successfully ramped up their defensive focus until intermission.

Darko Lazovic made an immediate impact upon subbing is at halftime. He escaped down the left flank and found Antonin Barak in the box for a successful sneaky header. Gianluca Caprari tried to double the lead, but Guglielmo Vicario pulled it out of the bottom corner with a brilliant save.

Empoli became more offensive-minded through changes and leveled at the 67th minute. Pinamonti flicked it on in a corner kick, Koray Gunter could not clear it, and Simone Romagnoli tapped it in. Nedim Bajrami almost put his team on top shortly after that, but Montipò answered the bell.

Verona managed to put together a fruitful. final surge. After Marco Davide Faraoni skied a comfortable header, they prevailed in the stoppage time. Adrien Tameze picked his way through defenders, combined with Barak, and beat Vicario with a cross-shot helped by a slight deflection.