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AC Milan 3-0 Empoli – Milan make it look simple

AC Milan conquers Empoli 3- in Serie A on Friday evening at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, cementing their fourth place in the Serie A table.
It was business as typical at the San Siro, as Krzysztof Piatek broke the deadlock for the Rossoneri at the start of the next 50 %.
Franck Kessie scored the next moments, later on, Franck Kessie scored the second times afterwards, then Samu Castillejo sealed the win for Gennaro Gattuso’s team, who are now just a point behind Inter.
Our pretty very own Vieri Capretta was at the Giuseppe Meazza.

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Joel Untersee joins Empoli on-loan


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Austin Ditlhobolo

Saturday Aug 26, 2017. 09:00


South African linked Joel Untersee has joined Italian Serie B side Empoli on a season-long loan deal from Juventus, according to respected journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.

Born in South Africa, Untersee is eligible to play for Bafana Bafana despite the fact that he has represented Switzerland at youth level.

Head Coach Stuart Baxter has revealed that he has opened the door for Untersee to represent South Africa, with the view of bringing him into consideration in build-up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Untersee, who predominantly plays as a right-back, made a huge impression on loan at Brescia last season‚ where he made 39 appearances in Italy’s second division last season.

Moreover, Empoli have the obligation to buy the 23-year-old were they to win promotion back to the country’s top division at the end of the season.



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Empoli acquire Ismael Bennacer from Arsenal – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


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Austin Ditlhobolo

Tuesday Aug 22, 2017. 15:00


English Premier League (EPL) club Arsenal have sold Algerian international Ismael Bennacer to Italian Serie B outfit Empoli FC.

The 19-year-old midfielder spent the second round of the 2016/17 season on loan at French Ligue 2 side Tours from Arsenal.

Bennacer, who is a former French youth international, has now signed a long-term deal with Empoli according to the club’s official website.

A club statement read: “The Empolis Fc announces that it has definitively acquired the sporting performance of footballer Ismaël Bennacer from the Arsenal Football Club. The player signed a contract until 2021.

“Bennacer is a French-born Algerian midfielder born in Arles on December 1, 1997. After his career in the youth sector of Arles-Avignon and his first team debut (January 2015), in the summer of 2015 he is bought by Arsenal.

“In January 2017 he loaned to Tours, where he played the second part of last season. In Italy, after playing with the French youth selections, in the summer of 2016 he chose Algeria where, on September 4 of the same year, he made his debut in the National Grand Prix.”

Bennacer made his debut for Algeria against Lesotho in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier in 2016.

The teenage sensation was also part of the Algeria squad at the 2017 AFCON finals in Gabon.



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