Five-a-side football, Piroxy Cosenza secures salvation: it will still be Serie A!


By John

Sandro Abate's final sprint prevented Piroxy from achieving victory (4-4) but not salvation: Brand and his associates have obtained mathematical permanence in Serie A with one round to spare. The Cosenza team tried to break the deadlock with Felipinho, then Sandro Abate, who confirmed she has good individuality, was more incisive when she drilled Del Ferraro with a powerful free kick from Guilherme Gaio Gui (5'39''). After a phase favorable to the Avellino team, Tuoto's team returned to pushing in search of an equalizer but twice the opponent's goal was bewitched by Titon. Felepinho equalized with 3'30'' left in the first half, favored by a backheel from Bavaresco.

Sandro Abate tried to shake off the pressure but, in turn, hit the crossbar with Arillo (Del Ferraro's touch was providential). In the second half, Gui equalized the score at the posts. The rossoblù completed the comeback in the 17'17'' with Titon, who left an opponent on the spot and beat Vitiello counting on the collaboration of the crosscourt. The guests were left behind due to Hozjan's expulsion but Piroxy didn't take advantage of it, missing a penalty with Carlitos (ball out). With parity restored, however, Titon (9'54'', free-kick) and Bavaresco (14'23'', with an empty net) rounded off the score. Avellino (15'26''), Arillo (18'49'') and Ugherani (19'33'') caught the Wolves.

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