VENEZIA. Venezia beat SPAL to win 2-1. It was Venezia to strike first with a goal of T. Tessmann at the 12′. Then Nicholas Pierini scored again for Venezia in the 34′ minute. Eventually, Lorenzo Dickmann reduced the distance for SPAL (57′). Finally, that was it, and the result remained 2-1. SPAL was unquestionably better in terms of ball possession (65%).
The match was played at the Stadio Pierluigi Penzo stadium in Venezia on Saturday and it started at 2:00 pm local time. The referee was Francesco Cosso who was helped by Francesca Di Monte and Andrea Niedda. The 4th official was Francesco Carrione. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 9.8 degrees Celsius or 49.64 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 38%.
SPAL had a strong ball possession 65% while Venezia was struggling with a 35% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
SPAL was putting more pressure with 54 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 4 were on target. Even so, Venezia found a way to find the solution to win this match.
Venezia shot 16 times, 5 on target, 9 off target. On the opposite side, SPAL shot 14 times, 4 on target, 9 off target.
Venezia received 1 yellow card (M. Ellertsson). Regarding the opposition, SPAL received 1 yellow card (Andrea La Mantia).
In the next match in the Serie B, Venezia will play away with Bari 1908 on the 1st of March with a 2-1 head to head in favor of Venezia (0 draws).
SPAL will play away agasint Pisa on the 19th of May with a 3-2 head to head in favor of Pisa (2 draws).
Venezia – Formation
Venezia started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
The manager Paolo Vanoli decided to play with the following team: Jesse Joronen, Petko Hristov , Luca Ceppitelli , Andrea Carboni , Antonio Candela , Tanner Tessmann , Mato Jajalo , Mikael Ellertsson , Francesco Zampano , Joel Pohjanpalo and Nicholas Pierini .
The home team had on the bench: Magnus Kofod Andersen, Riccardo Ciervo, Andrija Novakovich, Michael Svoboda, Denis Cheryshev, Bruno Oliveira Bertinato, Gianluca Busio , Dennis Johnsen , Andrea Beghetto, Tommaso Milanese, Niki Mäenpää and Lorenzo Busato.
Venezia could not rely on the presence of Gianluca Busio (injured).
Venezia made 5 changes: Nicholas Pierini for Dennis Johnsen (65′), M. Ellertsson for Magnus Kofod Andersen (65′), T. Tessmann for Denis Cheryshev (81′), Joel Pohjanpalo for Andrija Novakovich (81′) and Mato Jajalo for Gianluca Busio (84′).
Best player: Francesco Zampano
The player that probably impressed the most for Venezia was Francesco Zampano even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 38 passes (73% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 7. He performed 1 cross.
SPAL – Formation
SPAL started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
Daniele De Rossi played with: Enrico Alfonso, Biagio Meccariello , Patryk Peda , Christian Dalle Mura , Lorenzo Dickmann , Matteo Prati , Luca Valzania , Raffaele Celia , Radja Nainggolan , Giannis Fetfatzidis and Gabriele Moncini .
These were the players on the bench: Georgi Tunjov, Simone Rabbi, Alessandro Murgia , Alessandro Fiordaliso, Alessandro Tripaldelli, Nicola Rauti, Matteo Arena, Andrea La Mantia , Fabio Maistro, Franco Zuculini, Niccolò Zanellato and Gabriel Nascimento Resende Brazão.
SPAL made 4 changes: I. Fetfatzidis for Andrea La Mantia (46′), Matteo Prati for Alessandro Murgia (66′), C. Dalle Mura for Georgi Tunjov (67′) and Lorenzo Dickmann for Fabio Maistro (88′).
Best player: Christian Dalle Mura
The player that probably impressed the most for SPAL was Christian Dalle Mura.
His rating iswith 84 passes (92% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 7. He performed 1 cross.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Serie B.
- Venezia – SPAL – 2-1
- Ternana – Parma – 1-1
- Südtirol – Como – 1-1
- Reggina – Pisa – 0-2
- Frosinone – Cittadella – 3-0
- Cagliari – Benevento – 1-0
- Brescia – Modena – 0-1
- Ascoli – Perugia – 1-0