35,000 of them sit in the stands of the sports facility in Viale del Fante, a rosanero wave that began to fill the areas adjacent to the stadium already in the early afternoon. On the other hand, there are about 500 supporters of Padova present in the guest sector, which nourish a historical twinning between the supporters.
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The kick-off is scheduled for 9.15 pm. The “Renzo Barbera” and its 35,000 spectators make themselves heard several minutes before the initial whistle, with chants and encouragement addressed to the rosanero team. The teams enter the field and the first ball is entrusted to the home team: the referee starts the match.
The first yellow card of the match is Dall’Oglio who accidentally hits an opponent in the face with his foot in the 3 ‘. Four minutes later he tries to show Padova forward with a counterattack, but the rosanero defense is careful and holds up the blow. The rosanero try to respond with some plays intercepted by the defenders of Padova.
At 14 ‘golden opportunity for Brunori who quickly recovers the ball, aims at the opponent’s defender, jumps it, and tries the conclusion with the left-handed from the edge of the small area; Donnarumma is very quick in the parade and sends the ball for a corner. Nothing was done on the corner kick. Three minutes later it is DallOglio who comes close to scoring by entering the area with the services of another corner kick, the shot is central.
At 19 ′ Mr. Oddo is forced to replace Valentini due to injury, Gasbarro enters his place. Lancini is cautioned after two turns of the hands. At 23 ′ there is a penalty kick for Palermo for a touch of the hand of a Padova defender on a cross from De Rose! On the spot goes Brunori who kicks with his right and makes no mistake, displacing Donnarumma! Palermo is ahead!
At 26 ‘Brunori is tripped in the match, Pelagatti warned. After the 1-0 goal by the rosanero, Padova tries to react but Baldini’s team is careful and remains on track. The match continues at the same pace as the initial phase, with the biancoscudati trying to be seen ahead on several occasions.
At 38 ′ Jelenic kicks towards Massolo’s goal, but the rosanero’s goalkeeper blocks the ball without difficulty. Four minutes later Floriano responds with a great play to try and serve the insertion of his teammate, the Paduan defense sweeps the ball. Rosanero still dangerous with several plays in the opposing half.
After two minutes of injury time granted by the match director, the first half of the match ends with a partial result of 1-0 in favor of Palermo.
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Before the restart, Mr. Baldini made two substitutions: the yellow cards Dall’Oglio and Lancini leave the field and Odjer and Perrotta enter their place. After the substitutions, the referee blows the whistle to start the second half, the ball in possession of the visiting team. Two important occasions for the rosanero that were not exploited to the fullest in the first minutes of play of the second half. Double change for Mr. Oddo at minute 52: Dezi and Bifulco come out and give way to Dalla Latta and Nicastro.
Shortly after Floriano tries the conclusion on goal on a cross from Valente, Donnarrumma is ready. At 56 ′ the referee stops the game to go and check the VAR screen, in doubt, there is a clash between Perrotta and Ronaldo; after checking on the television screen, the referee makes his decision: it is a direct red card for Ronaldo who hit Perrotta in the face. Padova remains in 10 men.
At 62 ‘Palermo counterattacks with Floriano who goes close to scoring with his conclusion. Immediately afterward, Mr. Baldini sent Soleri to the field in place of Floriano. The Padova coach answers with two substitutions: Jelenic and Ceravolo leave, and Hraiech and Terrani enter.
In the 67th minute, Giron worried Donnarrumma on a long-range free-kick, but the ball ended up on the bottom touching the post to the left of the Paduan defender. Shortly after the same Donnarrumma becomes the protagonist of a super parade on Luperini’s header. In the 70th minute, Padova was very close to scoring the same goal with an imprecise header from Hraiech who hit the ball all alone in the rosanero penalty area.
At 74 ‘Palermo replaces Valente with Fella. A minute later it is Odjer who tries again the shot from outside the box touching the post to the left of the Padova goal. At 79 ‘Brunori is replaced amidst the applause of the whole stadium, Silipo enters his place. After two laps of hands, Luperini becomes the protagonist with a serpentine in the midst of the opponents and with a conclusion saved by Donnarumma.
In the 85th minute Luperini recovers the ball by stealing it from an opposing defender, the number 17 of the rosanero serves Soleri in the middle who just kicks on goal; his shot is central and is blocked by Donnarrumma, but what an opportunity for the rosanero. At 90 ‘Pelagatti was sent off for a double yellow card, Padova in nine men when there are four minutes of injury time left at the final whistle. After the extra time, there is no more time! The match director’s triple whistle arrives, Palermo beats Paodva 1-0 and flies to Serie B!
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THE TABLE / Highlights Palermo vs Padova /Final Playoff Lega Pro 2021/22 SERIE B
PALERMO: 12 Massolo; 25 Buttaro, 79 Lancini (from 46 ‘Perrotta), 15 Marconi, 3 Giron; 20 De Rose (chap.), 11 Dall’Oglio (from 46 ‘Odjer); 30 Valente (from 74 ‘Fella), 17 Luperini, 7 Floriano (from 63’ Soleri); 9 Brunori (from 79 ‘Brunori). Available: 1 Pelagotti, 13 Grotta, 4 Accardi, 6 Crivello, 10 Silipo, 16 Somma, 19 Odjer, 23 Fella, 27 Soleri, 33 Perrotta, 75 Felici, 77 Doda. Coach: Baldini.
PADOVA: 22 Donnarumma, 3 Valentini (from 19 ‘Gasbarro), 6 Pelagatti, 8 Germano, 9 Dezi (from 52’ Dalla Latta), 10 Ronaldo (cap.), 11 Jelenic (from 64 ‘Hraiech), 24 Ceravolo (from 64 ‘Terrani), 27 Curcio, 28 Bifulco (from 52’ Nicastro), 32 Chiricò. Available: 1 Vannucchi, 30 Fortin, 2 Ilie, 4 Gasbarro, 5 Della Latta, 7 Santini, 17 Terrani, 18 Hraiech, 20 Nicastro, 21 Settembrini, 29 Monaco. Coach: Oddo.
Referee: Perenzoni (Rovereto). Assistants: Severino (Campobasso) – Niedda (Ozieri). Fourth Official: Feliciani (Teramo). VAR: Fabbri (Ravenna). AVAR: Carbone (Naples).
SCORERS: Brunori (25 ‘).
NOTES: Booked: Dall’Oglio, Lancini, Jelenic. Expelled: Ronaldo, Pelagatti (double yellow card).NOTES: Booked: Dall’Oglio, Lancini, Jelenic. Expelled: Ronaldo, Pelagatti (double yellow card).