“Serie C Play Off: Torres-Benevento 0-0, La Strega advances to the semi-final” – SannioSport.it

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The match between Torres and Benevento, played on 25 May 2024 at the Vanni Sanna stadium and valid for the Serie C play-offs, ended in a 0-0 draw. This result allowed Benevento to advance to the semi-finals thanks to the 1-0 victory obtained in the first leg, thanks to a goal from Talia.

Match report

First half:

  • 1′: The match starts five minutes late due to smoke bombs being lit by Torres fans.
  • 3′: First attempt by Torres with a shot by Diakité which is deflected for a corner by Paleari.
  • 5′: Scotto hits the crossbar following a free kick, Ruocco scores on the rebound, but the referee disallows the goal due to an irregular position by Scotto.
  • 6′: Ruocco attempts a shot, but the ball goes high.
  • 12′: Torres continues to press with an aggressive attitude looking for the goal.
  • 22′: Dangerous free kick from Mastinu for Diakité’s head, but Paleari manages to deflect it into a corner.
  • 25′: Giorico is booked for a foul on Nardi.
  • 32′: Talia receives a yellow card for a foul on Zecca.
  • 36′: Greco is also booked.
  • 43′: Simonetti puts a tricky ball in the center, but none of the attackers manage to reach it.
  • 45′: Two minutes of added time.
  • 45’+1′: Liviero shoots towards goal, but Paleari deflects it for a corner.
  • 45’+2′: The first half ends with the score 0-0.

Second half:

  • 46′: The second half begins.
  • 47′: Nardi is booked and will miss the eventual semi-final.
  • 53′: Zecca sends the ball out after a deflection.
  • 60′: Torres looks for the right openings, even if the pace is slower than in the first half.
  • 64′: Double substitution for Benevento: Bolsius and Starita come on instead of Ciciretti and Perlingieri.
  • 72′: Ferrante enters in place of Lanini for Benevento.
  • 74′: Diakité’s goal disallowed due to Idda’s offside.
  • 76′: Change for Torres: Goglino comes on for Scotto.
  • 78′: Zecca della Torres is sent off for a foul on Ferrante, leaving the team with ten men. Mastinu is also warned.
  • 81′: Changes for Benevento: Meccariello and Agazzi come in for Improta and Talia.
  • 82′: Benevento’s Bolsius sent off for a foul on Livieri, re-establishing numerical parity.
  • 83′: Benevento with ten men.
  • 89′: Simonetti of Benevento is booked.
  • 90′: Five minutes of added time.
  • 90’+3′: Torres tries everything in the final minutes.
  • 90’+6′: End the game. Benevento advances to the semi-finals.


Torres (3-4-1-2):

  • Doorman: Zaccagno
  • Defenders: Idda, Antonelli, Dametto
  • Midfielders: Zecca, Giorico, Mastinu (82′ Kujabi), Liviero
  • Attacking midfielder: Ruocco
  • Attackers: Scotto (76′ Goglino), Diakité

Benevento (3-4-3):

  • Doorman: Paleari
  • Defenders: Berra, Capellini, Viscardi
  • Midfielders: Improta (81′ Meccariello), Talia (81′ Agazzi), Nardi, Simonetti
  • Attackers: Ciciretti (64′ Bolsius), Perlingieri (64′ Starita), Lanini (72′ Ferrante)


  • Referee: Galipò of Florence
  • Assistants: Munerati of Rovigo and Linari of Florence
  • Fourth official: Still from Rome
  • VAR and AVAR: Ghersini of Genoa and Longo of Paola


  • Expelled: Zecca (Torres) in the 78th minute, Bolsius (Benevento) in the 82nd minute.
  • Warned: Giorico, Talia, Nardi, Idda, Greco, Mastinu, Simonetti.
  • Recovery: 2′ in the first half, 5′ in the second half.

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