Clear skies welcomed the 32011 spectators who had made their way to Caulera
. Fernando Cataldo
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Antoni Nombela
and Christian Giannis
Padania had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
They fielded: Gattoni - Taverna, Calvelli, Spiti - Creaolis, Ottolini, Lala, Matassa, Cravero - Mezzalira, De Marchi.
Torino decided to use a 3-4-3 set up.
Starters: Olivi - Condorelli, Arci, Lo Giudice - Cacaglione, De Gregorio, Marcheselli, Modica - Sbandi, Ventura, Piasenzotto.
stunned the crowd with a brilliant counterattack from the left, giving Torino the goal to make it 0 - 1.
A drive down the left side allowed N. Ventura
to get in close and score another goal for Torino after 17 minutes, taking the score to 0 - 2.
At this point, it was obvious that the players of Torino lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented.
's fine footwork caused nothing but headaches for L. Condorelli
. The keeper wasn't fooled however, and confidently scooped up the ball.
With the scoreboard showing that 20 minutes had been played, Torino nearly put themselves up another goal after P. Sbandi
came through on the left. Fortunately for the home crowd, the keeper made the save.
Padania had to make a substitution after 31 minutes. E. Taverna
limped off the field and was replaced by S. Fava
Padania supporters cheered as good work down the right got the ball to M. Lala
who reduced the visitors' lead after 33 minutes to 1 - 2.
1 - 2 was the score after the first half.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Padania, with 53 percent of the ball.
charged down the left and had a wonderful opportunity to score the equaliser for Padania, but the shot went well wide of the goal.
The corner kick from F. Arci
was powerfully met by the head of S. Cacaglione
to make the score 1 - 3.
58 minutes into the match, the visitors put themselves ahead 1 - 4 as G. De Gregorio
finished off an attack from the left with a spectacular scissors kick.
The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave N. Ventura
from Torino a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 65 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient!
The crowd groaned when F. Spiti
, having maneuvered his way down the right, fired the ball just wide and missed a great opportunity to reduce the deficit for Padania.
wanted to play on, but the Torino coach had other ideas, and he was replaced 80 minutes into the game by M. Veneziano
After 80 minutes, Padania switched A. Mezzalira
with C. Maiorca
, hoping for a quick impact on the pitch.
Padania enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 54 percent of possession.
Most important Padania player was M. Matassa
However, S. Fava
made a disastrous appearance.
Torino's best player was S. Piasenzotto
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 1 - 4.