6788 spectators had come to Moroni s.p.a. Arena
this cloudy day. Nanne Beukers
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Silverio Cederle
and Balthazar Van der Heyden
A 4-4-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Moroni.
They fielded: Littore - Calidoni, Benveniste, von Sydow, Fanigliulo - Galantucci, Ciaccia, Tonon, Cuccureddu - Gatti, Medeghini.
catanzaro tactics involved an interesting 4-4-2 combination.
Lineup: Servienti - Marchionni, Guala, Radighieri, Cinque - Faro, Fogliazza, Cantarella, Gille - Manganelli, Verola.
catanzaro took the lead after A. Marchionni
curved a free kick into the net. 0 - 1
Moroni's J. Cuccureddu
was shown a yellow card after 18 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
of catanzaro had to be helped off the pitch as an injury meant he was unable to finish the game. N. Dervishi
came in to finish the match.
With 23 minutes played, a quick exchange of passes on the left wing freed F. Manganelli
of catanzaro to slip through the defence and score another goal for the visitors. That made the score 0 - 2.
increased catanzaro's lead to 0 - 3 with a superb free kick strike that flew in just under the far top corner.
catanzaro's S. Cantarella
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 35 minutes.
catanzaro increased their lead after 39 minutes when C. Radighieri
broke through on the right, upping the score to 0 - 4, much to the home crowd's dismay.
After 40 minutes, Moroni raised their score by one when A. Galantucci
's dangerous low cross was cleverly tucked in at the near post by J. Cuccureddu
. 1 - 4.
received a delicate pass through the home side's central defence after 41 minutes, and chipped it past the flailing keeper to score making it 1 - 5. The catanzaro fans went wild, whilst the home fans started to think about leaving early.
That was his third goal of the match - a hat trick for A. Marchionni
After this, you could see that the players of catanzaro were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals.
The teams went for the halftime break at 1 - 5.
catanzaro enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 55 percent of possession.
A superb free kick by Moroni's E. Calidoni
after 70 minutes looked like it'd reduced the lead after it hit the underside of the bar and bounced down over the line, but to the fury of the home crowd the linesman missed it - no goal!
Moroni will have to do without A. Benveniste
for a time, due to a bad foot injury at the 72 minute mark. He was substituted by A. Teani
After 74 minutes, catanzaro's M. Servienti
fell awkwardly, but was determined to stay in the match. That's the spirit!
After 75 minutes, catanzaro's F. Manganelli
burst through the central defence and let loose a cannonball of a shot, scoring for 1 - 6.
Possession in this half belonged to catanzaro, who controlled the ball 53 percent of the time.
Most important Moroni player was M. Medeghini
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The most dominating catanzaro player was without a doubt A. Cinque
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 1 - 6.