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RegginaAmaranto2010-05-04 15:48:37 +0000 #1
this thread is dedicated to Reggina Calcio. la stella del sud!

this thread will contain news on the day to day events of Reggina.

please feel free to comment.

THE FOLLOWING WAS TAKEN FROM WWW.SPORTINGLIFE.COM: WWW.SPORTINGLIFE.COM

ATALANTA RELEGATED

Goals from Francesco Cozza and Emiliano Bonazzoli ensured Reggina stayed in Serie A at the expense of Atalanta in the return leg of their relegation play-off clash.

With the scores level at 0-0 after last Thursday`s first leg in Reggio Calabria, it was always going to be a tense affair in Bergamo.

And so it proved although the home side did go ahead through Cesare Natali after 18 minutes.

However, Cozza hit back before half-time and then Bonazzoli netted with just five minutes left to seal the win for Reggina.

Atalanta now join the already relegated Torino, Como and Piacenza in Serie B next season.

The match was initially scheduled for Sunday but adverse weather conditions prompted referee Pierluigi Collina to postpone the fixture.

After the dismal showing by both teams in the first leg, things could only improve. The rain held off and for the most part the pitch was in very good condition.

Reggina knew that an away goal would make things more difficult for Atalanta, and came out looking to play positive attacking football.

Having been on the defensive for much of the first game, especially after being reduced to ten men, the home fans were expecting much more of Atalanta, but they were generally second best.

They did start well by taking the lead in the 18th minute from a corner on the left flank.

Luciano Zauri crossed long to the far post where Natali arrived late. His shot back across the face of the goal found the bottom left corner as Emanuele Belardi tried in vein to react.

Although Atalanta were only creating chances sporadically, what they did create was dangerous.

Gianpaolo Bellini found space on the left to cross for Davor Vugrinec in the 29th minute. The Croatian striker met the cross with a fine volley at the far post, but Belardi got down well to push the ball away for a corner.

That sparked Reggina into life and they equalised in the 33rd minute, although the goal itself did have an air of luck about it.

Cozza ran at the Atalanta defence and played a one-two with Aimo Diana on the edge of the area. Atalanta goalkeeper Massimo Taibi read the situation well and came quickly off his line, but Cozza got to the ball first and was able to poke a shot goalwards.

Former Manchester United stopper Taibi half blocked the ball, but it rebounded up into the air before bouncing into the goal.

Reggina continued to be the dominant side in the second half, creating chances without ever really looking like scoring. Atalanta were clearly nervous about needing to score to stay in the division and they lost possession cheaply throughout the half.

A goal seemed unlikely to come but as the clocked ticked away Atalanta began to push forward in search of another goal and that gave Reggina the chance to break.

And they did so to devastating effect in the 85th minute.

Diana's precision through ball found Bonazzoli on the edge of the area, and with a low first-time drive he beat Taibi from 18 yards.

The game sparked to life again in the closing stages and Atalanta missed a glorious chance to draw level within a minute.

Fausto Rossini put over an inch perfect cross from the right, but Fabio Rustico had just got ahead of the play and faced with the whole goal to aim at two yards out, the ball hit him on the back and deflected away


Severus2010-05-04 16:04:01 +0000 #2
first and foremost i'd like to welcome you to the WSB. i sincerely look forward to exchanging ideas with you about i amaranti.

now for some bad news right off the bat; gigi de canio has split from reggina calcio. reasons being he is not confident in the ownership. i'm guessing because they're probably not gonna spend some coin to improve their lineup. reports in fact have indicated that they may end up looking much worse than they are now by the time the campaign starts up.

di canio has left the door open however for a return should the 'situation improve'.
Decco2010-05-04 16:23:19 +0000 #3
You have a star in Nakamura.
Totti_10isGod2010-05-04 17:05:42 +0000 #4
yeah reggina
CV32 Top Ah Top2010-05-04 16:18:43 +0000 #5
PARMA 1 - 2 Reggina .................Grandisimo DI REGGINA!!!!!....................Bravo COZZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
grande juve2010-05-04 17:07:31 +0000 #6
I honestly do not know what these small Clubs like REGGINA think they are !!

They should be in the SERIE B thats were they belong.

i think some times they think they will get to serie A and trash out the power houses. They might get lucky this year but soon they will be in serie B and even C1 they are use to it now.

FORZA JUVENTUS CAMPIONI D'ITALIA

27 VOLTE
grande juve2010-05-04 17:57:19 +0000 #7
Hello Fiorentina Viola!!!!

We Have Missed You So Much From The Serie A How Was Life In Serie C. Now By Cheating You Are In Serie B. But I Think It Will Be Long Before We See You In Serie A..

Vaffanculo La Fiorentina

And Stay In Serie B You Are Not Serie A Standard

Relegation From A To C2

Wow La Grande Merda Viola!!

Fiorentina Bye Bye Serie B

Juventus Campioni D'italia E Fiorentina Di C2 Wowowow!!!!!!!

Fiorentina Won The Serie C What A Title To Win

You Can Take Di Livio He Is Old Very Old Now His Place Will Be In An Old Peoples Home Soon He He He !!!!!

Pity Juve Will Not Play Fiorentina Viola

Or Merda Fiorentina!!!!!!! Hope You Will Return To Serie A So We Will Trash You The Way We Used To Do. Merda Fiorentina Viola.....

Forza Juve
grande juve2010-05-04 17:38:54 +0000 #8
Inter Will Never Win The League Until Juventus Are There TheY Will Always Lose To Us... The League Is Juventus Property Only 27 Times Champions. As For Inter They Always Get Close But Yet So Far ......

Vaffanculo Inter

Forza Juve

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