Lecce 1-3 Cittadella: Lecce succumb to Cittadella with 3-1 defeat

Lecce welcome CTT to Stadio Via del Mar, but are left stunned after CTT take all 3 points
Lecce vs. Cittadella
Sergio Accardo

Sergio Accardo

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Lecce on home loss to Cittadella at Stadio Via del Mar on Saturday. Both teams arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Lecce had been hopeful of continuing their run, following a 2-1 victory against Vicenza. CTT were coming off the back of a 1-0 win against Chievo. After today’s result, Lecce and CTT sit 2nd, (61 points) and 6th, (53 points), in the league respectively, after 35 matches.

CTT started the first half well, with D’urso giving CTT the lead, on 18 minutes. However, they were unable to maintain their lead, Coda managed to equalize and take the sides off at the 27 minute mark at 1-1. CTT in turn, then responded just before half-time increasing their lead with an effort from Rosafio. The first half ended 1-2.

CTT continued to apply pressure in the second and were rewarded, thanks to Proia finding the net just before the final whistle, which sealed the victory for the visitors.

For Lecce, Pettinari, Mancosu, Paganini, Stępiński and Tachtsidis, came on for Pablo Rodríguez, Majer, Coda, Henderson and Hjulmand. CTT brought on Pavan, Ghiringhelli, Ogunseye, Donnarumma and Baldini, to replace Vita, D’urso, Beretta, Camigliano and Rosafio.

There were bookings for Majer from Lecce. For CTT, D’urso, Iori, Camigliano and Pavan saw yellow.

Lecce will next travel to AC Monza, while CTT will face Virtus Entella at home.

Technical card:
Lecce: Gabriel, Meccariello, Lucioni, Gallo, Maggio, Hjulmand (Tachtsidis, min.74), Bjorkengren, Majer (Mancosu, min.65), Henderson (Stępiński, min.74), Coda (Paganini, min.74) and Pablo Rodríguez (Pettinari, min.65)
Cittadella: Kastrati, Adorni, Frare, Camigliano (Donnarumma, min.70), Vita (Pavan, min.58), Iori, Branca, D’urso (Ghiringhelli, min.58), Proia, Beretta (Ogunseye, min.58) and Rosafio (Baldini, min.72)
Stadium: Stadio Via del Mar
Goals: D’urso (0-1, min. 18), Coda (1-1, min. 27), Rosafio (1-2, min. 47) and Proia (1-3, min. 91)

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