Following a Lazio corner kick, Empoli tried to clear the ball. However, it was unsuccessful, with Elseid Hysaj putting the ball back towards the Empoli 18-yard box.
With everyone looking stagnant, Francesco Acerbi was first to the looping ball; however, he was caught right after by goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario. This resulted in a penalty kick for Lazio, with Ciro Immobile stepping up to the spot.
The Italian striker struck the ball into the right corner of the net out of Vicario’s reach to give Lazio a 3-1 lead right before half-time.