It had rained all day, but 35075 hardy fans still made it out to Amunì Cascurò Arena
. Albert Eichin
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Toni Bechert
and Toni Pereira
Cascurò tactics involved an interesting 5-3-2 combination.
They fielded: Simonetti - Pretto, Meneghello, Tangianu, Gerarduzzi, Borin - Pereira, Gallinari, Brata - Ghilotti, Todescato.
Stagnese decided to use a 2-5-3 set up.
The following players took the field: Giardinà - Zachař, Konopacki - Ciglione, Grego, Herrala, Piazza, Canellas - Artuso, Erba, Anelli.
Counter-attacking seemed to be the preferred strategy of Cascurò.
Stagnese had several good opportunities to take the lead, especially 5 minutes in when C. Artuso
came up alone against G. Simonetti
who managed a block.
Stagnese took the lead after 20 minutes making the score 0 - 1. G. Konopacki
placed the ball out of reach for the home side's keeper after a fine move, coming in from the left.
Cascurò's G. Meneghello
got himself booked for a foul.
of Stagnese had to be helped off the pitch as an injury meant he was unable to finish the game. D. Canzano
came in to finish the match.
It was a bad day for the usually speedy L. Ghilotti
. The mud seemed to slow him down.
Cascurò's counterattacks were lethal to the opposing defence, allowing G. Meneghello
to score easily from the right flank for 1 - 1.
With 41 minutes played, the home side managed to get a 2 - 1 lead as A. Todescato
flipped the ball in after a cross from the right.
Halftime score was 2 - 1.
Stagnese had most of the ball, with 71 percent of possession.
Cascurò caught their opponents out with a clever counterattack down the right wing 69 minutes into the match. L. Ghilotti
was able to finish off the move - 3 - 1.
Cascurò almost scored after a counterattack 73 minutes into the match, but G. Pretto
took a shot from the left that landed harmlessly in the side of the net.
The Cascurò players could smell victory in the air. A. Tangianu
wasn't in a hurry to leave the field as he was substituted for G. Zerbi
after 75 minutes.
With 83 minutes gone, Cascurò's G. Meneghello
had to leave the pitch after talking back to the referee and receiving his second booking.
With 84 minutes played, D. Gallinari
of Cascurò fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving.
Stagnese enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 74 percent of possession.
performed admirably for Cascurò.
However, D. Gallinari
made a disastrous appearance.
The most dominating Stagnese player was without a doubt C. Artuso
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 3 - 1.