Weather conditions were fairly good for football, and Grazie Cipe di aver onorato l'Inter e tutti noi
saw a crowd turnout of 39421. Koloman Kuchta
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Abraham Bercot
and Tito Galluccio
A 3-4-3 alignment was the formation of choice for Palestro.
They fielded: Crestini - Malmignati, Ivaldi, Polini - Cornaglia, Goina, Colluto, Polimeni - Valzania, Giaccio, Lodes.
Clitomani started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
Lineup: Spompato - Rocchi, Nasi, Zavatta - Castaldo, Montalbano, Boldrin, Bellissimo, Björkland - Bobrov, Villa.
's experience almost gave Palestro a goal after 8 minutes but the keeper made a great save.
Clitomani's V. Bobrov
was shown a yellow card after 21 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
Some great play up the middle by Palestro led to a chance for R. Ivaldi
to score after 25 minutes, but the shot hit the crossbar.
Clitomani's F. Castaldo
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 26 minutes.
28 minutes into the match and the home team took a 1 - 0 lead after breaking through on the left. The scorer for Palestro was G. Giaccio
Palestro solidified their lead at the 32 minute mark, as N. Polimeni
dribbled the ball through the opposing central defence and scored to make it 2 - 0.
A well placed corner kick from G. Rocchi
was followed by A. Nasi
's hard but accurate header. The well executed routine resulted in a goal for Clitomani, the score now 2 - 1.
The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave G. Rocchi
from Clitomani a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 41 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient!
42 minutes into the match, the visitors' central line of defence had to look on as N. Lodes
broke through, making the score 3 - 1 for Palestro.
When F. Castaldo
made yet another studs-first tackle after 43 minutes, the referee was obliged to book the Clitomani player for the second time, sending him off the pitch.
Halftime score was 3 - 1.
Palestro enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 57 percent of possession.
The home crowd was silenced as G. Rocchi
took a successful penalty shot 66 minutes into the game, reducing the home lead to 3 - 2.
A magnificent combination in the middle resulted in Palestro's A. Goina
increasing the lead to 4 - 2.
Palestro had most of the ball, with 56 percent of possession.
performed admirably for Palestro.
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
Clitomani's best player was E. Villa
On the other hand, M. Zavatta
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 4 - 2.