Over four months later the gates of the “Franco Scoglio” stadium will reopen, ready, after the necessary works on the turf, to welcome the Messina. The Giallorossi’s last home match dates back to May 13th, that playout match against Gelbison which, thanks to the 1-0 scored by captain Ragusa, saved them in Serie C for the second consecutive year.
The countdown, prolonged by the postponement of the match against Casertana (first home match on the calendar), is now coming to an end and we are on the eve of the match that marks the home debut of coach Giacomo Modica’s team. Opponent on duty (6.30pm) is Turris who, after three days, leads Group C with full points.
The Biancoscudati, who have not been on the field since the trip to Cerignola, after the postponement against Taranto, have had almost three weeks to prepare for the return to friendly walls and thus evaluate the physical and technical progress of the squad. And, in the meantime, the goalkeeper has also been added Jacopo De Matteis (born 2002), the defender Matteo Darini (2002) and the Maltese striker Andrea Zammit (2003), which increased the alternatives, especially under Mr. Modica.
Compared to the first match against the Audace Cerignola, new features cannot be ruled out, also because Messina has recovered some important pieces. The expert and charismatic is immovable between the posts Fumagalli, who also wore the captain’s armband in Puglia; in front of him, in the 4-man defense, they should act Ferrara And Throatreturning after serving a one-day ban, in place of Polito and Pacciardi, while at the sides they go towards confirmation Leah on the right and Tropea on the left, with the possibility of also seeing Ortisi, tried several times in the role.
In midfield, Giunta’s probable unavailability should lead Frisenna to act as point guard, also because Buffa is not yet at his best and Franco will have to serve the second of the four-match suspension he received in the last match of last season. They should find space on the sides of the young former Licata player Scafettahis first was good, and Florence, author of the beautiful free kick which, in injury time, sealed the 2-2 against Cerignola. In attack, a trident waiting to be discovered with more solutions available: the best physical condition of Plesciawho played half an hour in Cerignola, could convince the coach to include him in the starting eleven at the center of the attack, while three on the outside, Emmausso, Zunno And Horse, competing for the other two jerseys. Ragusa, however, is not yet at its best.
Entrance to the stadium
Season ticket holders, who reached 1,150 yesterday evening, will be given a dedicated entrance: all they need to do is show the purchase receipt and show an identity document. The entrance gates will open at 4.30pm. Disabled people, however, will be able to access only after displaying the badge issued by the municipal authorities and cars can be parked near the entrance to the Central Grandstand. The anticipation is growing for the Giallorossi’s first home team: the opponent is tough, but the push from the public can help the team.