Catania – Robur Siena
Catania hosts Robur Siena in a second 1/2-final from the promotion playoffs in the Italian Serie C. Let’s see what’s going on with these two teams at this decisive phase of the season.
Catania are in a difficult situation after a 0-1 loss in the first game against Robur Siena. Alessandro Marotta scored the only goal in the game, putting the ball behind Matteo Pisseri’s back 20 minutes before the end. This is giving Robur Siena some very important advantage before the rematch. Now Catania in a difficult situation and they will have to dig deep in order to change it.
Robur Siena reached the 1/2-finals of the playoffs after eliminating Reggiana during the 1/4-finals. Both teams recorded 2-1 wins at home, which led to penalties. Siena’s players did better from the spot, which meant that they are going to reach the 1/2-finals of the playoffs.
Meanwhile Catania made a 1-1 draw in the first game with FeralpiSalò away from home in the 1/4-finals, but in the rematch they celebrated a 2-0 win and reached the 1/2-finals. Maks Barisic and Andrea Russotto scored for the Elephants in order to secure a Catania a place at the 1/2-finals.
During the regular season Catania finished 2nd in the Girone C of the Serie C, winning 70 points and having a record of 21 wins, 7 draws and 8 losses. They were beaten for the first place by Lecce, which meant that they will have to participate in the playoffs.
Meanwhile Robur Siena finished 2nd in the Girone A. They finished their campaign with 67 points and a record of 20 wins, 7 draws and 9 defeats. It was dissapointing for them, because they were just one point behind the leader Livorno.