Messina, two goals and good indications against Igea Virtus


By John

The classic 4-3-3 but with many new features in the starting eleven. In the joint training session, played at the “Gaetano Scirea” stadium in Santa Lucia del Mela against Nuova Igea Virtus (Serie D), the Messina coach, Giacomo Modica, he shuffled the cards and proposed a hitherto unprecedented formation: De Matteis in goal and in defense Lia, Manetta, Ferrara and Ortisi, tested first as a full-back and then also as a right winger; in midfield Frisenna, Buffa and Scafetta, while in the offensive trident Luciani in the center with captain Ragusa and Zunno on the sides. 3-4-3, however, for the Barcelona team of coach Pasquale Ferrara (also referee of the match) with Lumia in goal, Verdura, Triolo and Franchina in defence, Russo, Abbate, Biondo and Silipigni in the middle and Longo, Schinnea and Isgrò forward.
Good test for the biancoscudati in view of the home match against Avellino scheduled for Sunday at 2 pm at the “Franco Scoglio” stadium.
A goal in each half in the final 2-0but also two goals disallowed demonstrating the great amount of play created by Messina: in the first half it was Luciani who broke the deadlock with a shot at the near post, while in the second half it was Plescia who scored the second goal with a diagonal shot inside the area after a good move from the attacking midfield.
Intense rhythms especially in the first half, with Messina producing a lot by exploiting the superior caliber of its staff, creating several opportunities thwarted by excellent interventions from the Barcelona goalkeeper, Giuseppe Lumia, born in 2004 and one of the latest additions to Nuova Igea Virtus, who is preparing the next home match against Portici.
Also noteworthy are the goals of Zunno and Emmausso, canceled due to irregular positioning.
Interesting game patterns and good athletic condition for a growing Messina, confirming the positive performance also in the second half, when Mr Modica revolutionized the team: Fumagalli in goal, Lia, Polito, Darini and Tropea in defence; in midfield Ortisi on the outside with Franco (he must serve the last round of suspension) and the Maltese Zammit, while in attack the trio made up of Cavallo, Plescia and Emmausso.
The Peloritan technician thus rotated all the elements at his disposal, with the exception of Salvo, who at least started running again, Giunta, Pacciardi and Firenze, who were spared and trained separately. Today double session at the “Marullo” and tomorrow finishing at the “Franco Scoglio” stadium, on the eve of the fearsome match against the Irpinia team recently entrusted to Michele Pazienza.
Pre-sale. It took place yesterday at 1pm: coupons can be purchased in authorized sales points or on the website, the only channel available for the guest sector. The PalaRescifina box office will be open from 11am on Sunday. Prices (plus presale fees): in Curva Sud ordinary full ticket for 15 euros (13 euros for friends of Messina); from 0-6 years free, from 7-14 years 7 euros; women 8 euros and 10 euros for over 65s. In the Grandstand Full ticket for 22 euros, 0-6 years old free, reduced 7-14 years for 13 euros. In the guest sector, full price ticket for 15 euros.