A new round of the Italian Cup 2021/22 has begun , exclusively in the clear on Mediaset networks. The first to rejoice in the four days of challenges is Thiago Motta, who wets his debut on the Spezia bench with a 3-1 win over Pordenone. The Genoa won thanks to a goal Kallon that turns the match against Perugia. Tonight, on channel 20 and Italia 1, it is the turn of Udinese-Ascoli (20:45) and Fiorentina-Cosenza (21:00).
PORDENONE-SPEZIA 1-3 (39 ‘Erlic, 48’ Nikolau, 51 ‘Folorunsho, 83’ Colley)
First half to be framed for the Spezia of new coach Thiago Motta, a 2-0 lead over Pordenone thanks to two central defenders. Erlic , once again in Liguria on loan from Sassuolo, finds the 1-0 in the 39th minute with a header that ends to the right of Perisan. At 30 ”from the double whistle, then, Nikolau wets his debut with a superlative goal: on a rebound, the Greek lets a left-hander start from the distance that ends at the intersection for the 2-0 Spezia. Pordenone returns to the field with another look and shortens in the 51st minute.
The referee assigns a penalty for a foul by Spezia: the newly entered Folorunsho displaces Zoet and signs the 1-2. The Spezia is not intimidated and continues to attack. At 82 ‘Misuraca touches Maggiore on the development of a corner. Ghersini, after having reviewed him, decrees the penalty: Perisan senses, but Colley makes the 3-1. After 6 minutes of recovery, Thiago Motta can rejoice for the first victory on the bench of La Spezia.
GENOA-PERUGIA 3-2 (2 ‘Carretta, 10’ Lisi, 25 ‘Criscito, 41’ Hernani, 88 ‘Kallon)
First half full of emotions in Marassi. Genoa is a nightmare start, with Perugia reaching 2-0 after just 10 ‘. At 2 ‘, you hit and hit in the Genoa penalty area with Carretta reiterating the ball on the net.
At 10 ‘, to complete a good choral action, Lisi puts the ball into the net from the left after a low cross and makes Perugia fly. At 24 ‘penalty for Genoa for Burrai’s handball: Criscito realizes and Genoa shortens. But the game changes inexorably in the 39th minute. Bianchi escapes alone and Curado spreads him out on the edge of the area: red card for the defender and Perugia in 10. Only 2 ‘and Hernani passfind the 2-2. The midfielder shoots from a very tight angle: the ball bounces off the goalkeeper after touching the post, and Genoa finds the same. Complicated second half for the rossoblù, who are unable to break through thanks to an excellent Chichizola.
In the end, it was Genoa’s baby talent, Yaya Kallon , who solved it , who in the 88th minute found the qualifying goal with a great shot at the far post. Bitter result for Perugia, who at the end went a step away from 3-3 with a header just out of Vano.