Südtirol, science fiction numbers. Vicenza and Pordenone clinging to the B. Venice, Verona and Udinese: this is what you need in January
Sunday 28 November 2021 – 11:27 pm – Author: Dimitri Canello
There is a team that, more than any other, deserves the cover of this editorial. And it is Südtirol first in the standings of group A of the Serie C championship. Science fiction numbers, which speak for themselves: 40 points, 2.5 average per game, 12 wins in 16 games, zero defeats, four goals conceded, one projection at 95 a good season if this pace were to be maintained. In short, for now the leaders seem unstoppable and in January it is already known that it will strengthen. He will take a mezzala and a forward, perhaps even a left winger after taking and liquidating Germoni in the space of a few days. The date to look for in red is Sunday 12 December, when Südtirol will be on stage in Padua. The goal of Massimo Pavanel and Padova is to beat Juventus Under 23 in recovery on Wednesday and to reach the direct match at -4, to try to reduce the gap to the minimum wage in view of the second round. Today Padova did not enchant, but they still took home the success. In a hellish category, where the result comes before anything else, you can turn a blind eye if the game isn’t exactly sparkling for a Sunday. Championships are also won in this way. La Triestina brakes, she had a great chance to make the leap in quality but, as Cristian Bucchi rightly said, every time she gets close to us, something always happens. Galazzi’s injury, fundamental for this team, did not help, but there were many, too many mistakes in an afternoon that was anything but exciting. Well Trento, able to avoid a defeat that would have been decidedly heavy, very well Virtus Verona, which beats Juve Under 23 and definitively shakes off the anxieties of salvation and hooking the playoff area. Giovanni Colella’s bench creaks in Legnago, who should be given another chance to try to get back on his feet. But the feeling is that, compared to last year, something has broken.
In Serie B Vicenza and Pordenone cling to the championship with all their strength. Against an unwatchable Crotone of a Pasquale Marino who has not brought any benefit to the team since he was hired, Vicenza shows its best face. Play a good game, deservedly win, approach your opponent and try to get back in the game. The playouts are 7 points away, direct salvation 10, but at the moment the goal is the play-offs. Pordenone also tries, in Frosinone who plays the best game of the year and which also deserves to win. In ten against eleven. Instead he conceded a 95 ′ goal, now he will have to beat Alexandria in Lignano to try to imagine an authentic miracle and to dare to make sense of the possible January market. The last two of the class have the same goal. Being still in the running will reopen the lists, in such a way as to convince the chosen reinforcements when to accept the bet. At least 3-4 reinforcements are needed for both, to avoid relegation, Balzaretti and Lovisa contend to scour Italy to fish as best as possible in a historically complicated session. In limbo the Cittadella, two draws in the two Umbrian away games, which only need one victory to get back into play for the playoffs.
The January market is approaching and one wonders where to improve, for example, Venice and Verona. Looking at the numbers of the two teams, one would have to answer straight away: Venice lacks a right midfielder with the vice of scoring and maybe a striker, because keeping strong in these conditions objectively makes little sense. Verona certainly needs a defender to strengthen a department that holds up, but that can do better and that can be improved. With Simeone the attack is safe, the outside players are there and the attacking midfielders are perhaps the best the team can offer. Udinese can need a winger if Stryger Larsen remains on the sidelines and maybe a midfielder. There are still a lot of games before, but the repair exam is not far off.