• June 5, 2023

Palermo returns to Serie B: 1-0 to Padova in the return leg of the play off final

Palermo returns to Serie B after three years: with a penalty converted by Brunori in the 24th minute, the rosanero beat Padova 1-0 in the second leg of the playoff final in a Favorita packed with 30 thousand fans. A result that is the exact replica of the one gained in the first leg in Veneto. For the rosanero the wait for the return to the cadet series lasted from 12 May 2019, the date of the match with the Cittadella (2-2) that qualified the Sicilian team to the play-offs for Serie A: a round that was never played for the penalty , which was followed by radiation.

Baldini’s team approaches the game in the right way, unlocks it in the first half and then in the second half it could also spread with the opponents reduced to 10 (in 9 in the recovery) due to the naive expulsion of Ronaldo. Once again the MVP of the match is the striker Matteo Brunori who also receives the Mario Facco award from the president of the Lega Pro Ghirelli before the match for the best goal of the season, scored in Monopoli. Party in the stands already two hours before the match with a lot of renewed twinning between the two fans.

At 14 ‘goal ball for Palermo with Brunori who after a personal action comes face to face with Dannurumma, the goalkeeper is saved with a great save at the near post. At 25 ‘Palermo broke the deadlock on a penalty kick converted by Brunori and granted for a hand ball by Pelagatti. Padova showed up in the 29th minute with a free kick from Ronaldo, the ball was not deflected by anyone and ended up in Massolo’s arms. At 39 ‘it is Jelenic who commits Massolo with a low shot from a tight angle.

The recovery began and Palermo almost doubled in the 1 ‘again with Brunori who, on a corner from Floriano, saw the conclusion rejected on the line. Palermo again in the 9th minute with a left-footed volley in the area of ​​Floriano that Donnarumma is good at corner. At 12 ‘Padova remains in ten for the expulsion of Ronaldo, guilty of having trimmed a header in Perrotta, certified by the Var. At 24 ‘Donnarumma performs a miracle on Luperini’s header, while on the other side Saber devours the goal by crushing the ball with his head. Then Palermo devours a series of scoring with fella on two occasions, Luperini and above all with Soleri who throws at him in front of the goalkeeper. At 45 ‘Padova remains in nine after the second yellow card to Pelagatti.

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