Crotone stops its run in Picerno. The season of the Pythagoreans ends sadly


By John

Picerno – Crotone 2-0

Markers: 22'pt E. Esposito, 52'st D'Agostino

Picerno (4-2-3-1): Summa 6.5; Novella 6.5, Allegretto 6.5, Gilli 6.5, Guerra 6.5; Gallo 6.5, Pitarresi 6.5 (42'st Pagliai sv); Albertini 6.5 (42'st Ciko sv), Maiorino 6.5 (29'st Ceccarelli 6), E. Esposito 7 (21'st D'Agostino 7); Santarcangelo 6. All. Longo 7

Crotone (4-4-2): D'Alterio 5.5; Leo 5 (1'st Rispoli 5), Loiacono 5 (33'st Comi 5), Gigliotti 5, Giron 5; Tribuzzi 5.5, Vinicius 5.5 (36'st D'Errico sv), D'Ursi 5 (15'st Kostadinov 5), D'Angelo 5 (1'st Zanellato 5.5); Tumminello 5.5, Gomez 5.5. All. Zauli 5

Referee: Turrini of Florence 6

Note: observed 1' of silence in memory of the workers who died in Casteldaccia. About 150 Pythagorean fans were present. Booked: Gallo, Gigliotti, Gomez, Pitarresi, Summa. Recoveries: 2'pt, 6'st

A victory was needed to go through, but instead Zauli's Crotone lost 2-0 at Picerno who went through thanks to a goal from their captain Esposito after 22' of the match and D'Agostino's second goal at the end. The Calabrians are unable to overturn it and, therefore, the adventure, which has just begun, in the playoffs ends at the “Curcio” for the rossoblu' who, unlike last season, immediately entered the play-offs for promotion but without managing to change the result the final. Zauli's team confirms all the shortcomings it had from the beginning of the season, especially that of being a sieve defense, of having a midfield that is unable to filter and does little to set up. The attack, the third best in the group, was unable to materialize the few opportunities created and, consequently, Crotone deservedly exited the playoffs, with the rossoblu management having a lot to reflect on the disastrous season played by captain Gomez and his teammates .