Catania 3-1 Sampdoria,US Pescara 2-1 CataniaBy: vincenzo | December 30th, 2012
Catania last two games before the Xmas break where against Sampdoria and US Pescara.
Lets start with Sampdoria game Catania had the first chance of the game when Francesco Lodi took a free kick, which it passed everybody in the box but found Gonzalo Bergessio who was at the left side of the net but by the line. Where he lost control of the pass and wasting a chance for Catania.
Catania nearly scored when Gonzalo Bergessio passed it to a running Mariano Izco at the top of the box who smashed it wide. Gonzalo Bergessio would fine him self in the right place at the right time when a Sampdoria player cleared the ball right to him but his shot went high.
Sampdoria had some chances here and there but noting close until the 28 minute when Emmanuel Icardi took the ball in to the box where he was fouled by Nicola Legrottaglie. Giving away a penalty where Sampdoria midfielder Enzo Maresca would take and score to give his side the lead.
Emmanuel Icardi almost made it two nothing when he beat his man and was one on one with Giuseppe Bellusci and took a shot which went wide. Enzo Maresca was subbed of because he got injured and on came Citadin Eder who almost made an insist impact when he took the ball from the side of the box and smashed a shot which was blocked.
The half ended with the away side with the lead, But Rolando Maran most of said something to firer the boys up because in the second half the boys came out strong and put lots of pressure on Sampdoria until young Catania midfielder Mario Angel Paglialunga would take a shot at the top of the box as the ball was bouncing and it found its way in to the net.Tying it at 1-1.
Catania would strike again when Giovanni Marchese crosses the ball right before its about to go out and found an open Gonzalo Bergessio who would header it home to give his side he lead. And in the 90 minute Catania would score again when a Sampdoria player made a mistake on the ball and Lucas Castro would make it 3-1.
After the game Sampdoria coach didn’t shake hands with Rolando Maran showing how much of a poor sport he is.
US Pescara 2-1 Catania
Catania had 3 great chances to take the lead but no luck and when Pescara had their chance they would make no mistake when Mervan Celik gave his team the lead in the 23 mintue. From a shot from the top of the box. Catania would score in the 35 minute with Pablo Barrientos smashing in his shot from the top of the box.
Catania did score but the did not count, both teams went on to have chances to score Catania having more but it was Pescara who pick up the winner in the 95 minute from a free kick by Romulo Eugenio Togni to give his team 3 points. Mariano Andújar should of saved it.