The good outcome of Saturday afternoon’s match against Sudtirol will first of all depend on a convincing performance from the back line, which is asked to perform at the highest level against an opponent who always concedes very little to their opponents.
Alessandro Micai will have to return to play the hero in the match against Pierpaolo Bisoli’s team. The goalkeeper from Mantua, making his championship debut, achieved his first clean sheet of the season. Now, after three games in which he always had to collect at least one ball in the net, he will have a new chance to secure his “Marulla” goal. In the Cosenza facility, the goalkeeper – who arrived last January from Salernitana (this summer he then signed a three-year contract with the rossoblù after being released) – will have to make up for the mistake he made against Modena when overtaking the canaries when his central clearance allowed Abiuso to give his team the three points.
In the second half of last season, the number one from Mantua finished unbeaten in nine games. This year he has an entire championship to try to match his personal best of 14 obtained on two occasions with Bari, in the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 championships.
On the banks of the Crati, Micai has already kept his goal scoreless on six occasions (Parma, Ternana, Sudtirol, Spal, Pisa, Brescia and Ascoli) out of thirteen. An average of 46% which he will have to try to confirm in this new course.
Sila diary Yesterday, Cosenza held a single training session contrary to what Fabio Caserta initially expected. The group remained working longer on the lawn of the “Real Cosenza” sports center.
The afternoon session was therefore cancelled. A work session, however, which Mazzocchi and Martino took advantage of, still engaged in a differentiated program. In training this afternoon, Caserta will begin to design the eleven to line up with Sudtirol.
The coach could play Rispoli again on the right side of defence. However, the main doubts to be resolved concern the advanced department. Canotto and Forte are eager to win a place in the starting eleven in front of the new crowd. The transformation of the offensive line could happen in stages. With the absence of Mazzocchi, in the event that the coach were to decide to launch the latest transfer prizes placed by Roberto Gemmi during the match, one of Arioli, Zilli and Crespi could move forward.
If the choice falls on one of the last two, Tutino could move starting from the outside, unless the game system is revisited. In this case, Caserta could decide to use two strikers close to each other. The potential available allows the possibility of creating more options.
Guest of honor
Meanwhile, the rossoblù president Eugenio Guarascio participated in the event held at the Weltmuseum in Vienna for the 15 years of activity of the Esaso foundation, an association that works to provide the highest specialization in Europe in ophthalmological training and research for the benefit of patients .
The foundation’s logo, present on the “Special” shirt, accompanied the rossoblù during the Italian Cup match against Sassuolo last August 16th at the dawn of a partnership which – as reported by Borja Corcostegui and Giuseppe Guarnaccia, respectively president and executive director of Esaso, and via degli Stadi – will grow in the coming months.