2-1 Cesena FC foray in Monopoli
Cesena gets match 1 against Monopoli by winning 2-1 in Apulia. The B&W team start very strong and between 6’ and 10’ they create a terrific one-two: Caturano seals the advantage and Pierini doubles on the counterattack, bypassing the goalkeeper and sending the ball straight in the net. The hosts are back in the game at 32’ with Bussaglia but, from the start of the second half, Mr Viali’s boys regain full control of the match: Ciofi gets really close to scoring the third goal, Steffè hits the crossbar, then in the last part everything happens. In the first minute of injury time, it is Nardi’s turn to be saved by the crossbar and, in the overturning, the Bianconeri waste big with Pittarello who involuntarily rejects Zecca’s kick heading for the bottom of the net. It ends like this, between relief and regret. Match 2 on Thursday (kick-off 8:45 p.m.) at the Orogel Stadium.