Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Hellas Verona 2-0 Grosseto

Cacia's first goal (photo by Hellas1903.it)
Hellas Verona 2-0 Grosseto
Goal scorers: '32, '83 Cacia

The theme of the game was clear since the first minutes: Hellas Verona tried to make the game to gain three important points to the Serie A race while the visitors, Grosseto, hoped to hold the draw with a five men defense.
After few attempts, the gialloblu took the lead after '30 with Daniele Cacia who went past Bremec to beat him.
In the second half, Grosseto were more proactive but without causing great troubles to Rafael until Cacia scored his second of the day that gave Hellas the win.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Albertazzi might start tomorrow

Michelangelo Albertazzi with Andrea Mandorlini
source: Hellas1903.it

Michelangelo Albertazzi hasn't played a single minute in this Serie B but against Grosseto (tomorrow at 'Bentegodi') the young defender product of AC Milan academy might start from the first minute.

Hellas Verona-Grosseto, Abbattista to referee

Eugenio Abbattista
It will be Eugenio Abbattista from Molfetta (Bari) to referee tomorrow's game at 'Bentegodi' between Hellas and Grosseto.

The assistants will be Bagnoli and Del Giovane as the 4th official is Candussio.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

SandrĂ , Tachtsidis visited his former team-mates

Moras and Rafael with Tachtsidis
Yesterday, at SandrĂ  training ground, there was a special visit for the gialloblu players.
In fact, the Greek midfielder Panagiotis Tachtsidis visited his former team-mates during yesterday's training ground, using the days off given by Roma manager Zdenek Zeman to his players.

Tachtsidis, who was wearing a black shirt and a pair of jeans, made some photos with his former team-mates and spoke a lot with the old and the new Hellas Verona players, such as Daniele Cacia and fellow countryman Vangelis Moras.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

National teams, three players unavailable for Grosseto

Valeri Bojinov
Three Hellas Verona players were called up by their National teams for the Qualification ties to the World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
We're talking about Emil Hallfredsson, Valeri Bojinov and Armin Bacinovic. The three players won't take part to Hellas Verona Sunday's home game against Grosseto.

In the group E, Hallfredsson, who was called up by Iceland, will face Albania in Tirana and Switzerland in Reykjavik.

Under 21, Devis Mangia didn't call up Jorginho for the playoffs

Italy's Under 21 manager Devis Mangia
Devis Mangia was at the 'Euganeo' stadium last Friday.
The Under 21 manager, in former times at Varese primavera before  take over the Palermo bench, is an admirer of Hellas Verona midfielder Jorginho who became Italian last week and is then eligible for the National team.

But Mangia didn't call up the young midfielder. In fact, his integration will be gradual and after the double tie against Sweden Under 21 in Pescara the 12th October and in Kalmar the 16th.

Mandorlini: "We need to be more humble"

Andrea Mandorlini
Andrea Mandorlini was certainly annoyed after losing in Padova in the 94th minute. Here's his thoughts about the game: "We made the game, always trying to win it, the mistakes are part of the game and this time we paid them. I'm so much angry, because I don't think the team deserved to lose tonight. We had few chances to close the game and we need to be more cynic. A two-faced Verona? Sometimes it comes about that we start very well and then we let ourself down. We don't have to think how good we can play, this is a signal of no humbleness and I don't like it at all. Hallfredsson's substitution? He played well, but we didn't stop playing after we changed him. Bojinov? I thought it was the right moment, the team was creating a lot without finalizing. I tried to win the game but in retrospect it was better to put in a defender. We need to concentrate on Grosseto now. Tough defeat? Yes, we need to be more humble, I think that the defeats don't help a team, I want always to win".

Monday, 8 October 2012

Pagelle, Padova 2-1 Hellas Verona

Andrea Mandorlini in Padova
Rafael 6: The Brazilian goalkeeper is completely blameless in the two goals scored by Padova. He then saves a dangerous shot by Rafael and one volley tries by Granoche. Honestly he did not have so many work.

Cacciatore 6: The former Sampdoria defender plays a good game holding back both Renzetti and the awaited Cutolo. He did not push too much like we saw in the last game. In the second half Mandorlini put him on the right.

Maietta 5.5: Not a great game by the captain. Although Padova second goal was an error by Moras, he was too slow on covering Raimondi. Honestly Mimmo didn't play a good game.