Empoli beats Genoa 2-0 ahead of Inter Milan match

MILAN (AP) Empoli beat Genoa 2-0 in Serie A on Saturday, while title-chasing Inter Milan had a chance to move provisionally top of the table when it played Palermo later.

There were early chances for both teams but Empoli broke the deadlock a minute from halftime. Manuel Pucciarelli couldn't get on the end of a cross from Piotr Zielinski on the left flank but Rade Krunic was there to slot in at the back post for his first Serie A goal.

Zielinski got on the scoresheet himself shortly before the hour, heading in the rebound after Massimo Maccarone hit the bar.

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