Gentlemen, what a Verona! The Busio star lights up, the walls of the Teghil tremble, the season of Vicenza turns at minute 82. Padua slows down: Triestina, another stop
Sunday 3 October 2021 – 11:56 pm – Author: Dimitri Canello
The walls of the Pordenone al Teghil changing room are shaking. Mauro Lovisa puts the team on trial, forbids everyone to speak, puts his face on it “at the lowest moment of my presidency”, threatening the team to take over its governance in all respects. The success of Vicenza in Lignano is certainly one of those who make noise. Double goal hit, that of Cristian Brocchi: mors tua, vita mea, at this moment Pordenone is one step away from sinking and could change his coach again. Another pause, another turnaround? The president is not doting on Rastelli, tomorrow the sums will be drawn. Meanwhile, Vicenza enjoys. Find the ultras, who make the Teghil appear a small branch of the Menti. There were 400 of them, they made a difference, as often happens when the red and white cheer raises its voice. It is a fundamental victory, another misstep meant to be in the situation in which rivals find themselves today, last and winless. Vicenza gets up again. He does it with his most experienced man, who earns a dubious penalty at the key moment of the match. If the Vicenza season will turn, remember the 82 minute of Pordenone-Vicenza. Up to now the Var had always condemned Vicenza, this time it turned differently. The team is worth a salvation, for higher goals it will be tough, but in the first step it was taken, lowering expectations and thinking like a provincial.
The Citadel raises its voice again. Without half measures, he either wins or loses: four heavy wins, three equally heavy defeats. Twelve points are a lot, the coasts are always the same, floating in the playoff area or surroundings. The star of Okwonkwo shines, yet another pearl of a sports director who gives marvels in a continuous stream.
From B to A. The Venezia takes the telescope, scans the sky and discovers the light of a star that suddenly lights up. That of Gianluca Busio, 19, a rising star of the stars and stripes football, who plays in Serie A like a veteran. Better, much better as a midfielder in the 4-3-3, rather than as an internal player in the 4-2-3-1 in the first half of Cagliari. Better, much better the Venezia in the second half, with a center forward, the higher center of gravity, the wings that beat hard, the pure midfield that supports the team’s action. Look at today’s ranking. Imagine it if the match at Unipol Domus had ended 1-0, if the one obtained that pushed Busio’s shot behind him hadn’t arrived. Salvation is also won in this way, with the luck that assists the insertion of the orange-green jewel and that returns what was lost along the path with the Spezia.
What a Verona, gentlemen! Igor Tudor returned everything that was missing from the team that was lost with Di Francesco. After the summer blunder that the company has made amends for, Hellas is back to doing what it knows. High pressing, externals going crazy, a center forward (Simeone) who finally scores. Today the first clean-sheet of the season also arrived, Montipò saved everything, the best way to present himself at the belay. Udinese, on the other hand, is advancing between lights and shadows, there is no certainty in defense and there are too many ups and downs in the management of the match. More needs to be done in every area of the pitch, but Gotti cannot do miracles.
In Serie C comes the first braking of Padua. Good first half, then Seregno gains meters, Jelenic misses the 2-0 and the former Cocco’s punishment arrives. In biancoscudato Cocco almost no one remembers it, except for a missed goal from two meters which still remains the symbol of the relegation of a disastrous year. There is no point in making drama for a draw, but the road to victory is certainly not a six-lane highway. There are bottlenecks, mountain bends, even dirt mule tracks. Pavanel moves back the center of gravity of the team too soon: he had done so on other occasions, but not with this timing. With 19 points out of 21 the merits far outweigh the demerits (95-5%), but this time the inspiration in the changes did not guide the Biancoscudato coach as in other circumstances, when just from the bench, the weapons were triggered to break down the opponent on duty. We have always considered Südtirol an opponent for the record and the results of these weeks only confirm this. Like last year, Bolzano will be in the front row until the very end to compete for the record. The Triestina sinks again, plays well, but in defense takes water everywhere. The summit is eleven points away, we are on 3 October and yet one goal seems almost vanished, just on Sunday when we could get back to racing for real. Angiulli’s absurd farewell (they had us that Samb was in his thoughts, but we would never have thought of a similar upheaval, once the season had begun) Without peace, with the fans on a war footing that the reopening of Furlan and with a management that it looks really complex in such a climate. Even for those who have football ideas like Bucchi and find themselves having to live with ghosts who live in these latitudes, certainly not for their own faults. Trento derails in Meda, Virtus is in a black crisis, Legnago finally wins. The C is hard, you have to cling your nails and teeth to the wall. Looking for holds even where it doesn’t seem like it. Otherwise you fall, you risk sinking.