Spezia 2-2 Cremonese: USC remain winless as they dig out a point on the road

Photo Credit: AP

Spezia were helde ach other to a 2-2 draw by USC on Sunday at Stadio Alberto Picco. Both Spezia and USC came from defeats in their previous league games. Spezia arrived at the match looking to pick up more points after losing 2-0 to AC Monza in their last fixture. USC had lost their previous match against Napoli. Spezia and USC currently occupy 15th and 19th spots in the table, with 9 points and 4 points respectively after 10 matches.

USC dominated the first half, with an early goal from Cyriel Dessers in the 2nd minute. However, they were unable to maintain their lead, M’bala Nzola managing to equalize, at 19 minutes 1-1. However they weren’t finished yet and Emil Holm made it 2-1 in the 22nd minute. The score at half time remained 2-1.

USC started the second half with an intensified spirit, thanks to a goal from Charles Pickel, 52 minutes in, seing the match finish 2-2.

Substitutions for Spezia included Daniel Maldini, Albin Ekdal and Daniele Verde for Kevin Agudelo, Jakub Kiwior and Emil Holm, respectively. USC brought on Santiago Ascacibar, Felix Afena-Gyan, Giacomo Quagliata, Daniel Ciofani and Johan Vasquez, to replace Soualiho Meite, Luca Zanimacchia, Charles Pickel, Cyriel Dessers and Luka Lochoshvili.

The referee booked Kevin Agudelo and Mattia Caldara for Spezia.

Spezia will next travel to Salernitana, while USC will face Sampdoria at home.

Technical card:
Spezia Calcio:Bartlomiej Dragowski, Ethan Ampadu, Mattia Caldara, Dimitrios Nikolaou, Emil Holm (Daniele Verde, min.80), Kevin Agudelo (Daniel Maldini, min.64), Mehdi Bourabia, Jakub Kiwior (Albin Ekdal, min.73), Kelvin Amian, Emmanuel Gyasi and M’bala Nzola
Cremonese:Marco Carnesecchi, Leonardo Sernicola, Matteo Bianchetti, Luka Lochoshvili (Johan Vasquez, min.78), Emanuele Valeri, Luca Zanimacchia (Felix Afena-Gyan, min.58), Michele Castagnetti, Soualiho Meite (Santiago Ascacibar, min.46), Charles Pickel (Giacomo Quagliata, min.58), David Okereke and Cyriel Dessers (Daniel Ciofani, min.72)
Stadium:Stadio Alberto Picco
Goals:Cyriel Dessers (0-1, min. 2), M’bala Nzola (1-1, min. 19), Emil Holm (2-1, min. 22) and Charles Pickel (2-2, min. 52)