Catania Don’t Show Up To DerbyBy: vincenzo | November 28th, 2012
Palermo have beaten Catania in the first Derby game of the season between both teams in a 3-1 victory.
Going in to the game there was alot of pressure for both teams to win for bragging rights, It only took 8 minutes for Catania too get the a great scoring chance when Catania won a free kick out side the box and Francesco Lodi top conner shot was blocked by Palermo keeper. But 2 minutes later on an harmless play, Palermo would make Catania pay when the ball was passed from the side of the box which Nicolás Spolli went to slide tackle to block the pass but ended up knocking the ball to Fabrizio Miccoli who was at the top of the box and smashed it in to the top corner to give the home side the lead.
After that early goal it took alot out off Catania and Palermo went on the attack for the rest of the half with Catania having 2 or 3 chacnes before the half ended. Mariano Izco came off cause of injury. Catania passing was sloppy and are defense was horrible. Second half started Palermo came out strong with alot of pressure until 4 minutes in they scored from the almost exact goal as the first but the goal coming from Josip Ilicic. Josip Ilicic was not done 11 minutes from his first goal he would score again on a counter attack goal.
After that goal Catania finally started playing football and even scored, when Catania won a free kick out side the box Francesco Lodi smashed it in to the top corner and it was an amazing goal. After that Catania went all out attack and almost could have tied with all the chances but almost made the score line worse letting Palermo counter every Catania attack.
It was a little to late for Catania to come back.