Third consecutive defeat, at the end of a week to forget, for Messina, overtaken by a comeback (3-1), at “Zaccheria, from Foggia of Zdenek Zeman. A setback that complicates the situation in the standings of the Peloritani, stopped always at 5 points after 7 championship days.
Playground in poor condition. Carillo is immediately warned, who makes a mistake in the hallway and then knocks out Ferrante. On the next free kick, Petermann engages the goalkeeper with a left-footed shot. At 10 ‘opportunity for the Apulians: Nicoletti puts in the center for the rushing Merola, who pulls without fail, but Lewandowski opposes with skill of foot. Messina unlocks the score in the 13th minute, when Morelli serves Vukusic in depth, who flies to the right and bags the ball with a precise diagonal. Having taken the lead, the Biancoscudata team keeps the center of gravity high and limits the risks. In the tactically more complicated moment, Foggia equalized (37 ‘) thanks to a lash from outside Martino on the short rebound of the defense. At the end of time, protests for a dubious foul whistled to Vukusic, who is thus denied the possibility of throwing himself all alone towards the door. No changes during the interval. Balde verticalizes on 10 ‘for Vukusic, anticipated by a whisker by the prompt exit of Volpe. In this phase, the Messina presses high and shows a proactive structure. On the other hand, Curcio’s quick shot smashes on the outside of the net, giving the optical illusion of a goal. Triple chance for Messina (24 ‘), wasted by Marginean and Vukusic. Moments later, Sullo changes (25 ‘) the offensive couple, letting Russo and Adorante enter for Balde and Vukusic. Foggia protests for a touch of Fantoni’s arm in the area, considered involuntary by the referee. At 40 ‘serious ingenuity in phrasing of the guests, which favors the insertion of Curcio on the left, cross for Merkaj, who hits undisturbed with his head and achieves the 2-1. In recovery, Rocca closes the accounts. Foggia-Messina 3-1 Scorers: 14 ‘Vukusic; 37 ‘Martino; 40 ‘st Merkaj; 44 ‘st Rocca.
Foggia: Volpe, Martino, Sciacca, Girasole, Nicoletti (27′ st Garattoni), Rocca, Petermann, Gallo (35 ‘st Vigolo), Merola (22’ st Merkaj), Ferrante (35 ‘st Rizzo Pinna), Curcio. Available: Alastra, Markic, Garofalo, Di Jenno, Ballarini, Tuzzo, Di Grazia. All. Zdenek Zeman.
Messina: Lewandowski, Morelli, Fantoni, Carillo, Sarzi Puttini (32 ‘st Gonçalves), Fazzi, Fofana, Damian (32’ st Konate), Catania (9 ‘st Marginean) , Baldé (26 ′ st Russo), Vukusic (26 ′ st Adorante). Available: Fusco, Rondinella, Celic, Mikulic, Di Stefano, Milinkovic, Busatto. Coach: Sasà Sullo.
Notes: Carillo, Fazzi, Girasole, Vukusic, Vigolo, Merkaj and Rocca were booked. Stoppage: 4 ‘and 4’.