Spezia Verona on the pitch at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia at 20:45 on Sunday 11 June THE LIVE for the play-off that is worth the stay in Serie A
Simple: 'Values reset but we will bring home results' - "We are preparing to play the most important match of the year and we are preparing to do it in the best way. We arrive with respect for the opponent and with maximum confidence: I am convinced that the team will play a great performance and bring home the result." These are the words of Leonardo Semplici, coach of Spezia in view of the play-off against Verona on Sunday evening. The two teams arrived tied in third last place in the standings with 31 points and play everything in a dry match of 90 minutes plus any penalties in case of a draw. In the season for the eaglets a win and a draw against the Scaligeri. "This match resets the values and what were the matches of the championship. It is a game that will be played on the episodes, we will have to have maximum concentration and attention. It will be the motivational and organizational aspect, together with the concentration that we will have to have for ninety minutes, that will be important to do the right things". Spezia arrives with nine absentees between injured and disqualified, plus some elements that are not at their best but that will grit their teeth. "For the absentees there would be a long page to write, but we must focus on who is there. We have shown that we can perform greatly. Those who have been called into question have always proved to be up to the task and we have prepared it well with the right serenity". On the right, Amian and Gyasi will be missing due to disqualification, Holm due to injury. The only interpreter of the role is Salva Ferrer, who played very little in the season. "A guy of great professionalism in whom I have the utmost confidence. We evaluated each situation with the modules used in my fifteen games. We will see what will be the best choice that allows us to put the opponent in difficulty".
Spezia (3-5-2): 69 Dragowski, 55 Wisniewski, 4 Ampadu, 43 Nikolaou, 21 Ferrer, 77 Zurkowski, 25 Esposito, 8 Ekdal, 13 Reca, 14 Shomurodov, 18 Nzola. (1 Zoet, 22 Marchetti, 6 Bourabia, 7 Sala, 10 Verde, 19 Krollis, 24 Kovalenko, 33 Agudelo, 72 Cipot,). All.: Simple.
Disqualified: Gyasi, Amian.
Beware: Ekdal, Holm.
Unavailable: Moutinho, Maldini, Holm, Caldara, Beck, Bastoni, Zovko
Verona (3-4-2-1): 1 Montipò, 23 Magnani Dawidowicz, 6 Hien, 32 Cabal, 5 Pharaohs, 61 Tameze, 77 Sulemana, 8 Lazovic, 7 Verdi, 26 Ngonge 19 Djuric. (34 Perilli, 22 Berardi, 2 Zeefuik 17 Ceccherini, 29 Dawidowicz, 42 Coppola, 29 Depaoli, 24 Terracciano, 3 Doig, 25 Braaf, 10 Hrustic, 4 Veloso, 30 Kallon, 28 Abildgaard, 38 Gaich). All: Zaffaroni
Beware: Hien and Ceccherini
Unavailable: Henry, Lasagna
Referee: Orsato di Schio