FERRARA. SPAL overcomes Venezia with a 2-0 win with a goal from A. La (29′) and a goal from M. Finotto (90′).
The match was played at the Stadio Paolo Mazza stadium in Ferrara on Sunday and it started at 4:15 pm local time. The referee was Gianluca Manganiello with the collaboration of Antonio Vono and Alex Cavallina. The 4th official was Adalberto Fiero. The weather was clear. The temperature was hot at 27.1 degrees Celsius or 80.73 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 48%.
No teams had a vastly superior advantage in terms of ball possession. SPAL was in possession of the ball for 47% of the time vs. Venezia that controlled the ball for 53% of the time.
Attitude and shots
SPAL had a more offensive attitude with 47 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 7 were on target. This is one of the reasons why SPAL won the match.
SPAL shot 17 times, 7 on target, 10 off target. On the other side, Venezia shot 15 times, 7 on target, 8 off target.
SPAL received 2 yellow cards (B. Meccariello and M. Finotto). Regarding the opposition, Venezia received 3 yellow cards (A. Candela, L. Fiordilino and T. Tessmann).
Also, Venezia didn’t finish the match with 11 players after T. Tessmann (Venezia) was sent off after receiving a second yellow card (88′).
After this match, SPAL will have 8 points like Cittadella, Ascoli and Genoa to remain in the 7th place. Regarding the opposition, Venezia will stay with 4 points like Perugia to hold in the 16th place.
In the next match in the Serie B, SPAL will host Bari 1908 on the 4th of February with a 1-0 head to head record in favor of SPAL (3 draws).
Venezia will play away agasint Bari 1908 on the 28th of February with a 2-0 head to head in favor of Venezia (0 draws).
SPAL – Formation
SPAL started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).
The manager Roberto Venturato decided to play with the following team: Enrico Alfonso, Lorenzo Dickmann , Marco Varnier , Biagio Meccariello , Alessandro Tripaldelli , Federico Proia , Salvatore Esposito , Luca Valzania , Fabio Maistro , Andrea La Mantia and Gabriele Moncini .
The home team had on the bench: Matteo Prati, Nicola Rauti, Patryk Peda, Mattia Finotto, Raffaele Celia , Christian Dalle Mura, Demba Thiam, Alessandro Fiordaliso, Simone Rabbi , Niccolò Zanellato , Georgi Tunjov and Alberto Almici.
SPAL made 4 changes: F. Maistro for S. Rabbi (64′), F. Proia for N. Zanellato (64′), A. Tripaldelli for R. Celia (80′) and A. La Mantia for M. Finotto (81′).
Best player: Enrico Alfonso
The player that probably impressed the most for SPAL was the goalkeeper: Enrico Alfonso. His rating is 8.55. He performed 6 saves.
Venezia – Formation
Venezia started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Ivan Javorcic played with: Jesse Joronen, Antonio Candela , Przemyslaw Wiśniewski , Pietro Ceccaroni , Maximilian Ullmann , Michaël Cuisance , Luca Fiordilino , Domen Črnigoj , Dennis Johnsen , Joel Pohjanpalo and Aaron Connolly .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Denis Cheryshev, Facundo Zabala, Michael Svoboda, Gianluca Busio, Nicholas Pierini , Niki Mäenpää, Marco Modolo , Andrija Novakovich , Jack De Vries, Harvey St Clair, Magnus Kofod Andersen and Tanner Tessmann .
Venezia made 5 changes: D. Johnsen for T. Tessmann (46′), A. Candela for M. Modolo (46′), A. Connolly for A. Novakovich (58′), M. Cuisance for D. Cheryshev (74′) and D. Crnigoj for N. Pierini (87′).
Best player: Jesse Joronen
The player that probably impressed the most for Venezia was the goalkeeper: Jesse Joronen. His rating is 7.12. He performed 5 saves.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Serie B.