Verona 1 – Spezia 2: The Yellow and Blues unable to stop visitors getting win

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Spezia Calcio eased past Hellas Verona in a 2-1 victory on Sunday at the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi. Verona were hoping to get something from this game after losing their last match 1-0 to Juventus. Spezia were struggling for form following a draw in their last match. Verona and Spezia currently occupy 20th and 17th spots in the table, with 5 points and 10 points respectively after 15 matches.

The Yellow and Blues started the first half well, when Simone Verdi found the net after 30 minutes to take them into the break 1-0 up.

Spezia staged a comeback in the second half, when M’bala Nzola found the net, at 53 minutes. However they weren’t finished yet and M’bala Nzola made it 2-1, 69 minutes in to give a final score of 2-1.

Substitutions for Verona included Isak Hien, Thomas Henry, Yayah Kallon, Josh Doig and Filippo Terracciano for Koray Gunter, Milan Djuric, Simone Verdi, Darko Lazovic and Fabio Depaoli, respectively. Spezia replaced Jeroen Zoet, Daniele Verde, Mehdi Bourabia, Dimitrios Nikolaou and Mikael Ellertsson with Bartlomiej Dragowski, Albin Ekdal, Emmanuel Gyasi, Simone Bastoni and Kevin Agudelo.

There were bookings for Kevin Lasagna and Adrien Tameze from Verona, and Ethan Ampadu, Emil Holm, Kelvin Amian and Mikael Ellertsson, for Spezia.

Verona will next travel to Torino, while Spezia will face Atalanta at home.

Technical card:
Hellas Verona:Lorenzo Montipo, Koray Gunter (Isak Hien, min.46), Federico Ceccherini, Pawel Dawidowicz, Fabio Depaoli (Filippo Terracciano, min.80), Adrien Tameze, Miguel Veloso, Darko Lazovic (Josh Doig, min.70), Kevin Lasagna, Simone Verdi (Yayah Kallon, min.70) and Milan Djuric (Thomas Henry, min.60)
Spezia Calcio:Bartlomiej Dragowski (Jeroen Zoet, min.43), Mattia Caldara, Kelvin Amian, Jakub Kiwior, Emil Holm, Kevin Agudelo (Mikael Ellertsson, min.82), Ethan Ampadu, Albin Ekdal (Daniele Verde, min.46), Simone Bastoni (Dimitrios Nikolaou, min.81), Emmanuel Gyasi (Mehdi Bourabia, min.60) and M’bala Nzola
Stadium:the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi
Goals:Simone Verdi (1-0, min. 30), M’bala Nzola (1-1, min. 53) and M’bala Nzola (1-2, min. 69)