Catanzaro doesn’t go beyond a draw against Cittadella. The Giallorossi make a comeback with Donnarumma


By John


MARKERS 3′ pt Carissoni (Ci), 26′ Donnarumma on penalty

CATANZARO (4-4-2) Fulignati 6; Katseris 7.5 (38′ st Oliveri sv), Scognamillo 6.5, Brighenti 7, Veroli 6.5; Sounas 6.5 (13′ st Stoppa 6), Ghion 6, Verna 6.5, Vandeputte 5.5; Donnarumma 6.5 (13′ st Iemmello 6), Biasci 6.5 (27′ st D’Andrea 6). Coaches: Milani (Vivarini disqualified) 6

CITADEL (4-3-1-2) Kastrati 7; Salvi 6.5, Pavan 6.5, Angeli 6.5, Carissoni 6; Vita 5.5 (32′ st Tessiore sv), Branca 6.5, Carriero 6 (41′ st Kornvig sv); Cassano 6 (9′ st Danzi 5.5); Maistrello 6 (9′ st Pittarello 5.5), Magrassi 5.5 (41′ st Baldini sv). All.: Gorini 6

REFEREE Ghersini of Genoa 6

NOTE Spectators 9,407, takings of approximately 89,000 euros (4,399 season ticket holders). Salvi, Pittarello and Branca are booked. Corners 5-2. Rec. 5′; 5′

A draw to move the rankings further. On points, Catanzaro would have deserved something more, but after having conceded a cold goal, after just three laps of the clock, it is better to look at the glass half full, pampering the reaction against a grumpy opponent like Cittadella, embracing Donnarumma who converted a penalty that was returned following a VAR report after he had shot the first very badly. The 1-1 goes well and gives the Giallorossi a minimum amount of fuel for the trip to Marassi against Sampdoria: it’s Serie B, no longer the C of last year, so if you can’t win, all the better not to lose, especially on an evening in which the right wing shone (very good Katseris), not the left (Vandeputte remained off).

Photo by Salvatore Monteverde