Ascoli eased past SPAL in a 2-1 victory on Friday at Stadio Paolo Mazza. Both SPAL and ASC arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. SPAL were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run, following a 2-1 victory against Lecce whilst ASC were coming from consecutive wins against AC Monza and Vicenza. After today’s result, SPAL and ASC currently occupy 15th and 6th spots in the league, with 50 points and 37 points respectively after 34 matches.
The Little Swallows started strongly in the first half, with Mattia Valoti giving SPAL the lead, on 26 minutes. However, their celebrations were kept brief, as Sabiri equalised for ASC just before half-time to see out the first half 1-1.
ASC started the second half with an intensified spirit, thanks to Bajić finding the net, 53 minutes in, which sealed the victory for the visitors.
For SPAL, Gabriel Espeto, Murgia, Moro, Sala and Asencio, came on for Viviani, Mattia Valoti, Di Francesco, Segre and Dickmann. ASC brought on Quaranta, Danzi, Bidaoui and Eramo, to replace Avlonitis, Büchel, Bajić and Dario Saric.
There were bookings for Tomovic from SPAL, and Büchel, Quaranta and Dionisi, for ASC.
SPAL will next play Brecia Calcio away, with ASC facing Empoli at home.
|SPAL:||Berisha, Tomovic, Caleb Okoli, Luca Ranieri, Dickmann (Asencio, min.83), Viviani (Gabriel Espeto, min.46), Missiroli, Segre (Sala, min.71), Mattia Valoti (Murgia, min.46), Di Francesco (Moro, min.71) and Floccari|
|Ascoli:||Leali, Avlonitis (Quaranta, min.62), Brosco, Tommaso D’orazio, Pucino, Büchel (Danzi, min.70), Caligara, Dario Saric (Eramo, min.80), Sabiri, Bajić (Bidaoui, min.70) and Dionisi|
|Stadium:||Stadio Paolo Mazza|
|Goals:||Mattia Valoti (1-0, min. 26), Sabiri (1-1, min. 42) and Bajić (1-2, min. 53)|