Cosenza, Sampdoria is in the sights: there is a desire to spend (at least) one night in the top of the table


By John

The comparison with the Dorians can allow Cosenza to place another important piece in the climb towards the playoff zone. A win on Friday night against Pirlo’s team would allow the Sila to sleep for a night in eighth place in the standings. The rossoblù have not occupied one of the top eight places since matchday ten. In the first round it was another Ligurian, Spezia, who ousted Micai and his associates from the most noble area of ​​the ranking. A success could represent the closing of a circle, as well as symbolizing the springboard towards more prestigious goals than simple salvation.
Opponents decimated. Against the Blucerchiati, Fabio Caserta’s team will also have to avenge the 2-0 defeat suffered in the first leg match, against “Ferraris”. That afternoon, the Genoese team overcame Cosenza with two goals from Fabio Borini in the second part of the match. The Bolognese striker partially returned to the group yesterday morning in Bogliasco. The former Roma and Milan player, however, has not taken the field since the derby against Spezia on 24 November and his call-up for the “Marulla” match remains highly unlikely. The Sampdorian coach will try to recover some of his men in the next training sessions. Yesterday, in addition to Borini, Simone Giordano partially worked in the group.
Differentiated dry work for Barreca, Piccini and Yepes. Individual routes for Sebastiano Esposito, Murru, Pedrola and Stojanovic, Finally, therapies for Matteo Ricci. Ronaldo Vieira, who underwent surgery in London to stabilize the right adductor longus tendon, will certainly not be there. In short, a slew of headaches for the Brescia native.
Yield. Sampdoria’s period remains very delicate. The Genoese are four points lower than the Wolves, who can now try to split the table into two parts through the direct clash on Friday.
The people of Sila, on a special evening, will have the obligation to present themselves on the green rectangle with the right attitude and approach. It would be a big problem to underestimate the opponent, who up to now has had an almost homogeneous performance between home and away. Far from his own stadium, the Blucerchiati achieved 4 wins, 3 draws and 5 defeats. Generally speaking, the Doria group has so far developed the third worst defense in the cadet championship (39 goals conceded, ahead of only Feralpisalò, 41, and Lecco, 49), the fourth in terms of number of defeats (11 like Sudtirol, more only Ascoli, 12, Feralpisalò 14 and Lecco 15) and is in the large second group with the lowest number of draws (6).
An opponent, therefore, not used to speculating at the behest of his coach. Cosenza will have to remain patient and take advantage of the opportunities that arise to unblock the match in their favor. The push of the public can lend a helping hand at any time and exert considerable pressure on rivals.