The last black and green, defeated in the first two days and with zero goals to their credit, face one of the great favorites for promotion: a turning point is already needed
PORDENONE. Two league games played, as many defeats. Last place in Serie B with no goals scored. Too many negative records, Pordenone wants to cancel them. Massimo Rastelli, at his debut, tries to get the green lizards back in gear. His players are called to follow him: today, in Lignano, Parma arrives, a great favorite for promotion to A.
And the last opponent to overcome is Gigi Buffon, the greatest goalkeeper in history, whom the Friulians will challenge tonight for the first time in history.
Two weeks have passed since the fool with Spal, from that 5-0 knockout that led to the exoneration of Massimo Paci. The arrival of the new coach will surely have already brought an emotional shock. The voice of about 2,000 fans gave another help. Now we need the results.
Rastelli arrived ten days ago and tried to make the first corrections to a very difficult situation. He veered towards a new form, the 4-3-2-1, he tried to bring a serenity within the group that, perhaps, never existed.
The company, by hiring him and his staff, did everything to remedy the mistake made during the summer. The ball now passes to the players: «There is awareness – said the coach – that the first two days were below expectations from all points of view. From tomorrow (today, ed) we need a test of a very different tenor.
We need to start achieving positive results. And the Serie B teaches that they can be obtained with any rival, even with Parma. This is our goal, because moving the ranking would make us work with enthusiasm and even more confidence ».
Rastelli immediately went straight to the point: awareness of the moment, the need to bring home something from today’s match even though Buffon is in front of him. «Seeing him among the cadets – said the trainer of the lizards – has a certain effect. He has a passion and a desire to get back into the game. But we have to start running ».
Around 1,700 tickets were sold. Another 300 tickets are available, to be purchased in authorized resellers, online and at the stadium (ticket office open from 4.30 pm, in the market area): cheering is needed today, to push a team that complains of some absence.
In fact, Pordenone must give up two central defensive players such as Bassoli (injured) and Camporese (suspended). The couple in the 4-way line will be unprecedented and formed by Sabbione (just arrived, on his debut) and by Barison (recovered from a physical problem).
In 4-3-2-1 the defenders should be Valietti and El Kaouakibi (favorite over Falasco). In the middle Kupisz, Petriccione and Magnino (ahead of Pinato), while behind the center forward Tsadjout will act Folorunsho and the former Ciciretti.
On the bench, ready to enter the second half, the brevilinear Cambiaghi and Pellegrini. At home Parma a heavy absence, that of Tutino, striker, already author of two goals in as many games: in Lignano last season, he transformed the penalty in the 96th minute that brought Salernitana to Serie A. In his place the Polish Benedyczak. In Maresca’s 4-3-3 Danilo stands out, former Udinese captain, on his debut with the ducals. An uncomfortable customer to keep an eye on.