Crotone, fairytale night at the “Massimino”. Pythagorean corsairs in Catania thanks to Tribuzzi’s goal


By John

Catania-Crotone 0-1

Marker: 21’st Tribuzzi

Catania: Livieri 6; Rapisarda 6, Curado 5.5, Quaini 5.5, Mazzotta 5.5; Zammarini 6 (36’st Palermo sv), Rizzo 6 (12’st Ladinetti 5.5), Rocca 6 (36’st Dubickas sv); Chiricò 6, Sarao 6 (12’st Di Carmine 5.5), Marsura 6 (25’st Bocic 6). Annex Tabbiani 6

Crotone: D’Alterio 6; Leo 7 (35’st Loiacono 6), Papini 7, Gigliotti 7, Giron 6.5; Felippe 6 (35’st Cantisani 6), Vitale 6.5; Pannitteri 6 (15’st Petriccione 7), D’Ursi 6.5, Tribuzzi 7; Tumminello 6 (31’st Gomez 6). All. Zauli

Referee: Galipò of Florence 6.5

Note: a minute’s silence observed for the five workers who died in Brandizzo. Attendance 18,800. Booked: Felippe, D’Alterio, Mazzotta, Palermo. Angles: 10-4. Recovery time: 1st minute, 6th minute.

Crotone’s blow by narrowly beating Catania, one of the most popular teams in the promotion, at the “Massimino” in front of 20 thousand people. Match winner Alessio Tribuzzi who scored a splendid team effort started by Petriccione. After a first half in which the Pythagoreans were able to suffer and remain compact against the Sicilians who hit the post twice, in the second half, also thanks to the inclusion of Petriccione, the music changes, delivering three golden points to the rossoblù sharks in a direct clash that the Calabrians faced with personality, compactness and humility. Zauli bis’ Crotone championship couldn’t have started better.