Many regrets for Catanzaro: against Cremonese they finished goalless like the first leg THE WORDS OF VIVARINI


By John


CATANZARO (4-4-2) Fulignati 7; Situm 6, Scognamillo 6.5, Antonini 7, Veroli 6; Sounas 7 (32' st Pompetti sv), Petriccione 6.5 (32' st Stoppa 5), ​​Pontisso 6 (8' st Ghion 6), Vandeputte 6.5 (46' st Brighenti sv); Iemmello 6, Ambrosino 7 (8' st Biasci 6.5). All. Vivarini 6.5
CREMONESE (3-5-2) Saro 6; Antov 7, Ravanelli sv (13' pt Lochoshvili 6), Bianchetti 6.5; Zanimacchia 6.5 (31' st Ghiglione sv), Vazquez 5 (31' st Buonaiuto sv), Castagnetti 6.5, Pickel 6.5, Sernicola 6; Tsadjout 5.5 (40' st Coda sv), Johnsen 6 (40' st Falletti sv). All. Stroppa 6
REFEREE Dionysis of L'Aquila 6
NOTE 11,379 spectators (of which 5,423 season ticket holders) grossed approximately 173,000 euros. Ammonites Bianchetti (Cr), Petriccione (Ca), Johnsen (Cr) and Pickel (Cr). Corners 2-6. Rec. 1'; 5'.

Zero to zero like the first leg and many regrets. The draw between Catanzaro and Cremonese is fair, but if at the end Stoppa had thrown in that ball there – the classic moving penalty – the assault on fourth place would have been complete. The goal is the only thing the Giallorossi lacked, perfect from every other point of view: defensive application, vertical plays that cut the opponents in two, individual initiatives from Fulignati in the play version (but what a save on Pickel) Ambrosino was a star performer until he went out due to injury. Cremonese could have scored twice in the first half (in addition to Pickel with Johnsen) and were making a mess of it in the second half with Castagnetti's cross becoming a shot blocked by the crossbar, but they took big risks in both halves, until the end. Vivarini wanted Catanzaro to prove themselves strong against the strongest teams: the response lived up to the coach's requests and a big player of the tournament in a beautiful match even if it ended 0-0.

Photo Salvatore Monteverde