Highlights Palermo vs Monterosi / 24th match Lega Pro
The team led by Silvio Baldini returns to play in front of his fans at the “Renzo Barbera” stadium on the occasion of the match against Monterosi, a match valid for the twenty-fourth day of group C of Serie C. The Tuscan technician finds in the plant sportsman of the Sicilian capital his second official debut in front of the rosanero audience after the experience of the 2003/2004 season.
FIRST HALF / Highlights Palermo vs Monterosi / 24th match Lega Pro
Teams on the pitch, the first ball is entrusted to the home team in the rosanero jersey who will attack from right to left; guests in white suits. The referee blows his whistle, the “Barbera” match begins. Very high center of gravity, game management, and control of the match for Palermo in the first minutes of the match. Monterosi tries to respond to the counterattack but the rosanero’s lines are well arranged and the ball is always recovered by Baldini’s men.
Around 25 ‘the challenge loses the initial rhythm, with the team of Mr. Menichini who breaks the delay and tries to become dangerous by setting up some offensive actions that make Pelagotti’s gloves dirty. At 30 ‘first thrill in the Lazio penalty area, Brunori manages to control the ball with his back to the goal and tries to turn around to finish on the net; unfortunately for him, however, his right foot does not impact well the ball which is recovered by the opposing defense.
The rosanero, after the first 10 minutes of play, was no longer able to make themselves dangerous by worrying the opposing rear. Inaccuracy and little competitive spirit characterized the subsequent actions of Baldini’s team. At 41 ‘Floriano gets a free-kick from an interesting position, he tries to kick Brunori who, however, does not hit the goal with the ball that ends up high over the crossbar. Two minutes later the number 7 of the rosanero tries to settle in the opponent’s area after having missed a man, but his shot is deflected for a corner.
At 45 ‘, the action that closes the first half of the game, sees the Sicilians close to the goal with a cross from Crivello from the left that cuts the entire opponent’s penalty area to arrive on the feet of Valente who had entered with the times righteous. The conclusion of the 30th, however, ends at the side of Alia’s door. Immediately afterward, Mr. Nicolini whistles the end of the first half without granting injury time.
SECOND HALF / Highlights Palermo vs Monterosi / 24th match Lega Pro
The formations return to the grassy surface of the “Barbera” after the break. Before the kick-off, Baldini sent Soleri to take the place of Luperini. Immediately after, the match director kicks off the restart with the kick-off given to Monterosi. Lazio immediately dangerous with a close shot by Cancellieri walled by Pelagotti.
At 48′ it is still Floriano who tries the shot on the far post of Alia’s goal, but the ball ends out. Minute 55, Palermo is close to scoring with a shot from the edge of Soleri’s small area blocked by the opposing defense. Just a turn of hands for the rosanero to take the lead! Damiani recovers a ball inside the opponent’s penalty area and kicks on goal, hitting the bottom corner to Alia’s left, it’s 1-0 for Palermo!
Sicilians who seem to have unlocked after the goal scored by the number 21. At 60 ‘a miracle from Alia is needed to send Valente’s safe shot for a corner. Ekuban dangerous in speed served vertically in the 64th minute, it is a last-minute intervention by Marconi who saves Pelagotti’s goal. Monterosi tries to react after going behind, Adamo hits the outside post on a shot from outside the box.
Shortly afterward Brunori recruits a penalty kick supported by the fans in the stands, not convinced of the choice of the referee. Double substitution for mister Baldini in the 68th minute: Crivello and Floriano leave the field, giving way to Giron and Felici, revolutionizing the left-handed lane of the rosanero. At 72 ′ Menichini responds by sending Milani and Franchini on the field in place of Verde and Caon.
When there is a quarter of an hour to the end of the match, the whole of Baldini’s team protests against the referee for a foul not whistled against Soleri, decreed by the Brescia player as a handball of the same number 27 who remained on the ground after being hit by an opposing footballer. At 81 minutes, Tonetto enters the field and replaces Buglio. The doubling of the rosanero arrives! In the 86th minute,
Felici sets off a lightning-fast counterattack that ends with his perfect lap shot where the Monterosi goalkeeper cannot reach! Immediately after, De Rose leaves the field exhausted, Odjer enters his place. At 90 ‘the fourth official announces with the luminous scoreboard the minutes of recovery which will be five. A minute later Valente recovers the ball in midfield and serves Soleri who cuts in the middle without being noticed; the number 27 controls the ball and jumps the last defender and the opposing goalkeeper, but his joy shatters on the unguarded goal post.
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THE TABLE / Highlights Palermo vs Monterosi / 24th match Lega Pro
PALERMO: 1 Pelagotti; 4 Accardi, 79 Lancini, 15 Marconi, 6 Crivello (from 68 ‘Giron); 21 Damiani, 20 De Rose (chap .; from 87 ‘Odjer); 7 Floriano (from 68 ‘Felici), 17 Luperini (from 46’ Soleri), 30 Valente; 9 Brunori. Available: 12 Massolo, 3 Giron, 10 Silipo, 11 Dall’Oglio, 16 Somma, 19 Odjer, 33 Perrotta, 23 Fella, 25 Buttaro, 27 Soleri, 75 Felici, 77 Doda. Coach: Baldini.
MONTEROSI: 1 Alia, 3 Cancellieri, 6 Borri, 14 Verde (from 72 ‘Milani), 16 Tartaglia (cap.), 17 Adamo, 18 Parlati, 23 Rocchi, 66 Ekuban, 98 Buglio (from 81’ Tonetto), 99 Caon (from 72 ‘Franchini). Available: 35 Daga, 8 Franchini, 10 Milani, 21 Tonetto, 33 Mbende, 79 D’Antonio, 55 Basile. Coach: Menichini.
Referee: Nicolini (Brescia). Assistants: Trolleys (Campobasso) – Ricciardi (Ancona). Fourth Official: Agostoni (Milan).
SCORERS: Damiani (56 ‘), Felici (86’).