Victor San Marino’s journey in the Italian Cup of Excellence ends in the semifinals. In Cattolica Rolo wins 3-0 and eliminates the titans who are now thinking exclusively of the championship, while the Reggio team awaits victory between Nibbiano&Valtidone and Massa Lombarda.
Rolo takes the lead in the 26th minute: a mistake by Forti who loses the ball on pressure from Fiocchi, who has no problem depositing on the net with the goal unguarded and then Fiocchi eats up the double.
Rolo has more motivation and plays better: great collective action on the right by Bruini’s men, service in the center of the area for Maletti who scores the 2-0.
In the second half the script does not change. Rolo misses the trio several times and then it’s Napoli face to face with Forti who scores the third goal. Forti avoids an all too heavy poker shot on the right from outside by captain Lorenzo Lari. On the other side, Arlotti has the good ball but Tosi saves his goal.
ROLO-VITTOR SAN MARINO 3-0
ROLO (4-3-1-2): Tommaso Tosi; De Siati (41′ st Lotti), Maletti, Budriesi, Galli; Ranieri, Binini (37′ st Tirelli), Buffagni; Lari (44′ st Cavalieri); Fiocchi (13′ st Naples), Puglisi (36′ st Fofana). (Grigoli, Bagni, Faraci, Pignatti). All.: Christians.
VITTORIO SAN MARINO (4-4-2): Strong; Manuelli, Tiraferri, Monaco, Alessandro Tosi (13′ st Lombardi); Morelli (13′ st Lazzari), Santoni (40′ st Giorgi), Mengucci, Pasquinelli (20′ st Maieru); Mazzavillani, Ambrosini (27′ st Arlotti). (Pazzini, Gramellini, Menini, Chiaruzzi). All.: Cassani.
REFEREE: Stanzani of Bologna (Guizzardi of Lugo di Romagna and Robello of Piacenza).
NETWORKS: pt 27′ Fiocchi, 44′ Maletti; st 33′ Naples.
NOTE: approximately 200 spectators. Cloudy afternoon and synthetic pitch. No bookings. Corners: 7 to 4. Steal times: 2′ pt and 5′ st