SPAL 5 – NUO 0: The Little Swallows rampant bag 5 at Stadio Paolo Mazza

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SPAL ease to victory over Nuova Cosenza 5-0 on Saturday at Stadio Paolo Mazza. SPAL were on the hunt for more points following a disappointing 0-0 draw with Cittadella in their previous game whilst NUO were beaten 2-1 in their previous match against Genoa. SPAL and NUO currently occupy 10th and 13th spots in the table, with 13 points and 11 points respectively after 10 matches.

The Little Swallows started strongly in the first half, when Moncini opened the rout, 10 minutes in. SPAL then scored once more and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Dickmann in the 22nd minute, to take a 2-0 lead into half time.

The Little Swallows started the second half with an intensified spirit, with an early goal from Maistro in the 48th minute. The momentum was again with SPAL, who then scored again courtesy of a goal from Ciro Panico, 48 minutes in to establish a 4-0 result. However they weren’t finished yet and Peda made it 5-0 on the 74 minute mark to give a final score of 5-0.

Substitutions for SPAL included Fiordaliso, Luca Valzania, Almici and Finotto for Dickmann, Maistro, Meccariello and Moncini, respectively. NUO replaced Brescianini, Brignola, Ciro Panico, D’urso and Butic for Kornvig, Massimo Zilli, Gozzi, Alassane Sidibe and Nasti.

There were bookings for Murgia, Salvatore Esposito, Alfonso and Luca Valzania from SPAL. For NUO, Michael Venturi, Rigione, Alassane Sidibe and Väisänen saw yellow.

SPAL next face FC Südtirol while NUO are at home to Frosinone.

Technical card:
SPAL:Alfonso, Meccariello (Almici, min.68), Dalle Mura, Peda, Salvatore Esposito, Murgia, Maistro (Luca Valzania, min.61), Tripaldelli, Dickmann (Fiordaliso, min.61), Moncini (Finotto, min.68) and La Mantia
Nuova Cosenza:Matošević, Rigione, Michael Venturi, Väisänen, Brescianini (Kornvig, min.52), Voca, D’urso (Alassane Sidibe, min.72), Ciro Panico (Gozzi, min.52), Rispoli, Butic (Nasti, min.78) and Brignola (Massimo Zilli, min.52)
Stadium:Stadio Paolo Mazza
Goals:Moncini (1-0, min. 10), Dickmann (2-0, min. 22), Maistro (3-0, min. 48), Ciro Panico (4-0, min. 48) and Peda (5-0, min. 74)