The derby between Messina and Palermo ends 1-1, back after 14 years. On the neutral of Vibo Valentia, due to the lack of viability of the “Franco Scoglio”, the two teams are satisfied with a draw, the second in a row for the Giallorossi. Baldè’s goal at the end of the first half was answered by Soleri halfway through the second half.
Acr first broke the score in the injury time of the first half with Baldè, able to take advantage of Marconi’s defensive error. This is the first real jolt of a first half with a lot of competitive spirit and little show. The second half started with another gear: in the 50th minute Palermo benefited from a penalty after Carillo’s foul on Luperini, but Floriano sent high from the spot. Messina responds with Baldè, but in the 66th minute Soleri catches the draw by rejecting the net after Lewandovski’s intervention. Not suitable for the faint of heart the final with two delicious opportunities for both teams. First it is Messina to touch the advantage with Fazzi and Busatto who find an extraordinary Pelagotti to say no. Then the rosanero respond with Brunori coming close to scoring. All in all a fair draw between two teams that still have to find the right balance. Good performance of Messina applauded by just over 300 fans who arrived in Vibo Valentia. The next appointment is for Wednesday 15 September in the Italian Cup match against Foggia. Then the championship returns with the away match in Monopoli. The match report Messina 1-1 Palermo Scorers: 47 ‘pt Baldé (M), 66’ Soleri (P) Messina: Lewandowski, Morelli, Fofana, Simonetti (75 ‘Matese), Adorante (72’ Busatto), Damian, Baldé (75 ‘Mikulic), Carillo, Distefano (57’ Fazzi), Sarzi Puttini, Celic. On the bench: Fusco, Gonçalves, Fantoni, Konate, Catania, Rondinella. Coach: Sasà Sullo. Palermo: Pelagotti, Giron, Floriano (55 ‘Soleri), Brunori, Dall’Oglio (55’ Fella), Marconi (63 ‘Perrotta), Luperini, De Rose, Almici, Peretti (77’ Marong), Lancini. On the bench: Massolo, Silipo, Odjer. Coach: Giacomo Filippi. Referee: Federico Longo di Paola (CS). Assistants: Thomas Miniutti from Maniago (PN) and Roberto Terenzio from Cosenza. Ammonites: Almici (P), Marconi (P), Simonetti (M), Baldè (M), Marong (P), Carillo (M), Giron (P). Recovery: 3 ′ pt and 5 ′ st.
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