Crotone 2 – ASC 2: Home advantage cancelled out by visitors

Crotone vs. Ascoli

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On Saturday, Crotone and ASC were held to a 2-2 draw at the Ezio Scida Stadium. Both Crotone and ASC came from defeats in their previous league games. Crotone were looking to get back their winning ways, following a previous defeat to Nuova Cosenza while ASC were beaten 3-2 in the previous match against Brecia Calcio. As things stand, Crotone are currently 16th with 4 points from 7 matches, while ASC sit in 5th, with 13 points from 7.

Crotone found the net first, thanks to Canestrelli finding the net at the 8 minute mark. The momentum was now with Crotone, who then scored again through a 2nd effort from Canestrelli at the 20 minute mark to establish a 2-0. ASC in turn, then responded in the 27th minute increasing their lead with an effort from Dionisi, to take a 2-1 lead into half time.

ASC took the lead in the second half, with a goal from Bidaoui just before the final whistle and seeing the game end 2-2.

For Crotone, Cuomo, Mogos, Donsah and Kargbo, came on for Paz, Benali, Borello and Mulattieri. ASC brought on Felicioli, Caligara, Iliev, Maistro and De Paoli, to replace Tommaso D’orazio, Collocolo, Eramo, Fabbrini and Dionisi.

The referee booked Nedelcearu, Borello and Canestrelli from Crotone and Canestrelli (2 yellow cards) went off with a red card, while ASC’s Tommaso D’orazio, Eramo, Fabbrini and Dario Saric also received a yellow.

Crotone next face Pisa and ASC are at home to Lecce.

Technical card:
Crotone: Contini, Canestrelli, Paz (Cuomo, min.28), Nedelcearu, Vulić, Estevez, Giannotti, Molina, Borello (Donsah, min.73), Benali (Mogos, min.56) and Mulattieri (Kargbo, min.73)
Ascoli: Leali, Quaranta, Botteghin, Tommaso D’orazio (Felicioli, min.46), Baschirotto, Eramo (Iliev, min.64), Dario Saric, Collocolo (Caligara, min.46), Fabbrini (Maistro, min.69), Dionisi (De Paoli, min.70) and Bidaoui
Stadium: the Ezio Scida Stadium
Goals: Canestrelli (1-0, min. 8), Canestrelli (2-0, min. 20), Dionisi (2-1, min. 27) and Bidaoui (2-2, min. 94)