Padova also misses out on the Italian Cup: Catania wins

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Catania, for the first time in its history, won the Serie C Italian Cup in front of a beautiful audience made up of 1025 children from football schools and the youth sector. After the 2-1 victory in the first leg at Euganeo, the two teams faced each other head-on, giving life to a match full of plays and scoring opportunities. In the first half of the game, the Venetians took the lead in the third minute thanks to a goal from the penalty area by Bortolussi. In the twenty-fourth minute, a free kick from the edge of the box by Cicerelli resulted in a penalty kick in favor of Catania. Di Carmine showed up from eleven meters and turned it into the net, setting the score at 1-1. At the end of the first half, a collective action with a ball on the ground by Catania was masterfully completed by Cicerelli who, with a right-footed shot, gave the rossozzurri the lead, sending the teams to rest with the result of 2 -1.

Second half of the match, as expected, even more intense and with many reversals. In the 74th minute, following a corner in favor of Padova, Perrotta shot higher than anyone and headed the ball past Albertoni: it was 2-2. At the stroke of the seventy-seventh minute, however, VAR comes into play and calls the match director to the monitor for an On Field Review, prompting him to issue a red card for Padova defender Delli Carri. Then, in the 89th minute, another corner kick was decisive in reverse. This time, substitute Marsura came out on top and scored the 3-2 point for Catania, taking the match to extra time, where neither team was able to prevail over the other until the last minute.

Right at the end, when the clock was now at the 120th minute and the match seemed headed for a penalty shoot-out, a splendid cross came from the left wing which Costantino managed to repeat into the goal with a great header. Goal for the final 4-2 and start of the celebration in Catania for the victory of the 51st edition of the Serie C Italian Cup. Lega Pro and President Matteo Marani congratulate the club’s number one, Ross Pelligra, with the managers, the footballers and all employees.

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