Serie B, Ternana-Ascoli 2-4: bianconeri in the playoff area
Three goals in the first half and one in the second, always scoring with players who were still without goals in the league on the eve: a brace from Maistro and goals from Caligara and Baschirotto for the guests. Falletti and Peralta for Ternana
The advance of the 19th day of Serie B was supposed to be a direct match at the foot of the playoff area and instead ends in the goleada. Ascoli triumphs at Ternana’s home, trimming them three goals in the first half and one in the second, always scoring with players who were still running out of league goals on the eve. The passive is too heavy for the Umbrians, who play the charge with Falletti, but then give up. Maistro’s lightning brace was splendid, while the blasts of Caligara and Baschirotto were lethal.
Thirty seconds are enough for Anthony Partipilo to warm his foot, with an attempt that forces Nicola Leali to repair in a corner kick. On the Marche side, however, there is a new acquisition eager to record: it is the former Pordenone Frank Tsadjout, who a few minutes later curses the imperfect timing that prevents him from directing a tap-in that ends at the side. The Partipilo-Leali duel is renewed again, then it’s Alfredo Donnarumma’s turn. At 20 ‘, however, the masterpiece arrives: an amazing free kick by Fabio Maistro, on which Antony Iannarilli is not flawless, only managing to touch the ball. An episode? Not at all, less than three minutes later the bianconero number 37 repeats himself, freeing himself at the top of the penalty area and drawing a great shot that pierces the red-green goalkeeper again. For the 23-year-old from Rovigo, no goals in the first 707 minutes of this Serie B and a brace in 200 seconds, stunning for Cristiano Lucarelli’s boys. La Ternana tries to react, but at 41 ‘Marino Defendi – just entered – commits a foul in the area on Soufiane Bidaoui and Fabrizio Caligara drops the trio from the spot, also on the first ring of the season. Simone Mazzocchi’s post on a corner kick in turn closes the very bitter Umbrian first half.
At the glimmer
The few, only chances of the hosts to straighten a cursed match pass from the need for a goal in the very first minutes of the second half of the game: Cesar Falletti takes care of it, with a very powerful shot in the 57th minute that awakens the hopes of Ternana. A third of the work is done, but a lot is still missing. At Libero Liberati there is a battle for a quarter of an hour, then a foul by Alessandro Celli on Tsadjout induces the referee to whistle a penalty. The Var signals that the contact is out of the area, so the penalty becomes a punishment: little changes. In fact, Maistro commits Iannarilli and Federico Baschirotto is the most reactive on the rejected net by starting the credits: Diego Peralta’s goal in the 94th minute is a small consolation. Both teams had come back from three Serie B matches without a win: Ternana’s streak continues, in spite of himself.
January 14, 2022 (change January 14, 2022 | 22:46)
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