Clear skies welcomed the 6655 spectators who had made their way to SSC Napoli United Arena
. Wilhelm-Theodor Greverad
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Søren Lieberkind
and Herbert Schiemer
Napoli had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation.
The following players took the field: Zeppegno - Gulisano, Demarchi, Beatrice, Cervone - Lodadio, Ercolani, Caputo, Bonacci - Perillo, Nuzzaco.
A 4-4-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Nizzolaro.
The following players had been chosen: Micari - Panzacchi, Zangrossi, Comparelli, Gilotti - Prandoni, Rizzetto, Gianola, Bordin - Crosio, Zama.
Nizzolaro took the lead after 17 minutes making the score 0 - 1. P. Prandoni
placed the ball out of reach for the home side's keeper after a fine move, coming in from the left.
With 23 minutes played, a quick exchange of passes on the left wing freed M. Comparelli
of Nizzolaro to slip through the defence and score another goal for the visitors. That made the score 0 - 2.
Napoli had to make a substitution after 29 minutes. S. Gulisano
limped off the field and was replaced by I. Mambretti
35 minutes into the match, the visitors put themselves ahead 0 - 3 as P. Prandoni
finished off an attack from the left with a spectacular scissors kick.
Nizzolaro increased their lead after 37 minutes when G. Rizzetto
broke through on the right, upping the score to 0 - 4, much to the home crowd's dismay.
After this, you could see that the players of Nizzolaro were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals.
Napoli's M. Zeppegno
left the field after 40 minutes because of a nasty blow to the shin. His replacement was D. Napoli
The referee signalled a penalty 42 minutes into the game following an offence which looked like it was outside the box. G. Panzacchi
knocked it home to make the score 0 - 5.
After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, M. Comparelli
got himself booked. The manager of Nizzolaro was not happy.
43 minutes into the game, L. Demarchi
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came L. Peis
0 - 5 was the halftime score.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Nizzolaro, with 65 percent of the ball.
With 50 minutes played, seemingly due to lack of experience, M. Comparelli
needlessly tripped an opponent just outside the penalty area, but the free kick that followed didn't succeed.
increased the visitors' lead by putting a volley away after a pass from the right. 0 - 6.
A corner kick created great disorder in the penalty area with a goal nearly scored by C. Zama
. At last, Nizzolaro's P. Gianola
was able to backheel the ball in. 0 - 7.
Proving his experience, T. Bordin
scored 0 - 8 for Nizzolaro after putting some pressure on the opposing defence at a critical moment.
With 77 minutes played, Nizzolaro put themselves up 0 - 9 after an attack from the right, caused by a defensive blunder. The scorer was G. Rizzetto
got a fingertip on P. Gianola
's shot from the left 78 minutes in, and managed to keep the visitors from going up another goal.
The home crowd was not impressed when M. Crosio
came in from the right, shooting hard to score after 79 minutes. Nizzolaro were now up 0 - 10.
was called on to replace Nizzolaro's F. Gilotti
after 83 minutes following a nasty collision.
Nizzolaro claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 66 percent.
The most dominating Napoli player was without a doubt M. Ercolani
However, E. Perillo
made a disastrous appearance.
performed admirably for Nizzolaro.
On the other hand, A. Micari
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 0 - 10.