Catanzaro, Parma in the sights. Eleven goals in the test with Caraffa: Bombagi show


By John

Full speed ahead towards the match against Parma. The Catanzaro It speeds up, there’s less than a week to go and the anticipation begins to swell. Proof of this is the many spectators who attended thejoint training with the Caraffa amateurs: despite the sea just a stone’s throw away, the temperature above thirty degrees and an infamous sun, around five hundred of them didn’t want to miss the outing with which the Giallorossi spent their first Sunday yesterday morning without official commitments for the international window.
It may not have been very indicative for the consistency of the opponents, who play in the Calabrian Promotion championship and were beaten 11-0 without even forcing too much, but Vivarini put in some interesting performances.
Without prejudice to the principles of play and the fluidity of the formation – always hybrid based on the movements of Sounas, Situm or others, as in this case -, in the first half the Eagles were deployed with a 3-4-3 which could prove to be the solution also useful in the championship: maybe not from the start of a match, maybe not with the same men and not even immediately, but the path is clear.
Until half-time, Donnarumma played up front as a central striker, Biasci at his side and Brignola often in line with them in a phase of possession during which both Situm and Stoppa were almost always very high, the Croatian on the right, the Croatian on the left doriano; in front of goalkeeper Sala it was the turn of Miranda, Krajnc and Veroli, while in the middle the management of the ball was shared by Pompetti and Pontisso. Krajnc’s position, pure central, is the other detail not to be underestimated.
In the second half Vivarini changed almost all the players, designing Catanzaro with a 3-5-2 which soon became 3-4-1-2 based on the movements of Sounas, more attacking midfielder than midfielder: in short, the usual.
Fulignati was protected by Scognamillo, Oliveri and Veroli; on the flanks they pushed Katseris and Vandeputte; in midfield Pompetti was supported by the baby Belpanno, while in attack Iemmello together with Donnarumma.
Among the various multiple scorers, Biasci opened the ball with a brace between the 23rd and 37th minutes of the first half, two minutes before Donnarumma scored the first of his two goals (the other in the 10th minute of the second half). Iemmello signed the card in the 8th minute of the second half with a left-footed diagonal, Oliveri resolved a melee following the development of a corner kick (14′ of the second half), then Bombagi – entered for Pompetti – scored a trio in ten minutes , between 23′ and 33′. From Sounas with a quarter to go, and Katseris in the last minute, the other seals.
Coached by a good former Catanzaro footballer like Andrea Parentela, Caraffa started the match with Panetta, Giampetruzzi, Errera, Alessio, Bianchi, Errigo, Bellia, Ferrara, Talarico, Calabretta and Passafaro. Then, little by little, Spanò, Dezai, Voce, Barberio, Bouaziz, Macrì, Critelli, Zangari, Valencik, Sarantonelli had space.
Today is a rest day, the restart is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, obviously in Giovino. From there (Wednesday double, Thursday and Friday afternoon, finishing on Saturday morning) it will be all downhill towards the big match on Sunday.