April 24, 2022 will not be just any Sunday for Victor San Marino.
In fact, Captain Barone and his companions at the triangular will be able to conquer in the last 0 minutes of the regular of the Excellence, and on one of the most difficult fields of the championship, the second classified of the Emilia-Romagna groups.
Currently, with 40 points, the men of Mr. D’Amore, together with the Savignanese, the third position of group C, at -1 from the Russi second classified with 41 points. Only with a victory at Russi’s home and a draw or a defeat by Savignanese against Sanpaimola, Victor San Marino will be able to take part in the regional play-offs in his first ever participation in Excellence.
The big match between biancazzurri and neroarancio will be staged at 3.30 pm on Sunday 24 April at the “Bruno Bucci” municipal stadium in Russi (Ravenna). In the first leg, played on 4 December at the San Marino Stadium in Serravalle, the San Marino players won 1-0 thanks to Riccardo Michelucci’s wonderful left foot from outside in the 15 ‘of the second half. The management of Victor San Marino invites all the biancazzurri supporters to be present this Sunday afternoon at the “Bucci” to make people feel the support and closeness to the team involved in the most important match of their season.
Gianni D’Amore, coach of Victor San Marino, declares: “In last Saturday’s game I think there were several things done well: we kept a good pace for the game, had good ball possession and created several dangerous situations. Unfortunately for us, only one goal came, but the boys played an excellent match. On Sunday we will go to the home of a very strong team: excellent individuals, a good game, a good and experienced coach. I am also convinced, however, that the players are ready and up to this challenge. We are in a good moment and we want to use it; they all trained well and they all want to play such an important game. If we repeat the same attitude as last Saturday, we will have a good chance. I think the public enjoyed last Saturday in Acquaviva and we invite everyone to follow us also in Russi! “.
Mario Barone, captain of Victor San Marino, says: “We cannot hide the fact that there is a bit of regret after last Saturday’s internal draw: if we had beaten Savignanese, we would have had to face the last championship match in Russi differently. However, we are still aware of having played an excellent match against Savignanese and of reacting to the lucky goal conceded. We know well that this Sunday we will face Russi, a great team to which we must give credit, as well as the Savignanese, for having kept this season finale alive and beautiful with us. What matters now is to stay focused and have the same determination for these other 90 minutes because nothing has been lost. For the second place, everything is still to be decided; we will do everything to try to reach the playoffs! ”.