2014 - 15 Pre-Season Review
In the clubs first ever pre-season, they faced five different clubs, most being low level Italian Clubs.
AS VENEZIA 1-2 VALENCIENNES FC
Line Up: AS Venezia: (4-4-2) Kuszczcak, Neill, Bacchetti, Terlizzi, Sini, Madej, Bottone, Barillà, De Silvestro, Iaquinta, Anelka
Line Up: Valenciennes: (4-4-2) Penneteau, Nery, Klemenz, Adilehou, Ciss, Mater, Camara, Da Silva, Enza Yamissi, Pujol, Le Tallec
The first game saw French team Valenciennes come to welcome the new club. 3,566 were at the Stadio Pierluigi Penzo to see the club play their first ever match. Rudy Mater and Gregory Pujol put Vamenciennes up within twenty-seven minutes, and Nicolas Anelka got one back for Venezia in the thirty-eighth minute. Left Back Simone Sini was sent off after two quick yellow cards in the sixty-second minute.
Rudy Mater (20)
Gregory Pujol (27)
Nicolas Anelka (38)
Simone Sini (62)
AS VENEZIA 1-1 AC ARLES-AVIGNON
Line Up: AS Venezia: (4-4-2) Cudicini, Seitaridis, Piccolo, Goian, Sini, Madej, Valenta, Kafes, Seijas, Anelka, Baros
Line Up: AC Arles-Avignon: (4-2-3-1) Keita, Cantini, N'Diaye, Givet, Quintin, Rodriguez, Flores, Nabab, Savanier, Ben Saada, Dalé
The second game of preseason saw us face another French side. Again played at Stadio Pierluigi Penzo, 3,484 fans witnessed the 1-1 draw. Livio Nabab put AC Arles-Avignon 1-0 up in the fourteenth minute, with Lukasz Madej scoring a late equaliser in the eighty-fourth minute.
Livio Nabab (14)
Lukasz Madej (84)
PAVIA 0-2 AS VENEZIA
Line Up: AS Venezia: (4-2-1-3) Kuszczak, Seitaridis, Goian, Bacchetti, Sini, Seijas, Bottone, Valenta, Baros, Iaquinta, Anelka
Line Up: Pavia: (4-2-3-1) Facchin, Bandini, D'Orsi, Ungaro, Dedja, Carotti, Redaelli, Manzoni, Bracchi, Comi, De Cenco
The third game of preseason was against Pavia, who play in Serie C1/A. With a change in formation and tactic, Venezia dominated the game, with Nicolas Anelka scoring in the fiftith minute. A Alfonso Ranieri own goal then made it two nil in the eighty-sixth minute. 771 people were inside the Pietro Fortunati to witness the defeat.
Nicolas Anelka (50)
Alfonso Ranieri (86)
SAN MARINO 0-0 AS VENEZIA
Line Up: AS Venezia: (4-2-1-3) Kuszczak, Sini, Terlizzi, Bacchetti, Pisano, Kafes,Barillà, Valenta, Baros, Iaquinta, Anelka
Line Up: San Marino: (4-4-2) Vivan, Fabbri, Fogacci, Ferrero, Bangoura, Graffiedi, Pacciardi, Valeriani, Juan Cruz, Crocetti, Daniel Jara
The fourth game was in Olimpico, San Marino, where 759 people watched the draw. No real chances were made, but Sini was yet again sent off for a second yellow and San Marino's Crocetti got injured early on
Simone Sini (49)
MASSESE 1-3 AS VENEZIA
Line Up: AS Venezia: (4-2-1-3) Cudicini, Seitaridis, Terlizzi, Neill, Pisano, Bottone, Barillà, Seijas, Baros, Iaquinta, Anelka
Line Up: Massese: (4-4-2) Roccazzella, Verazzo, Ercolino, Musumeci, Marcosanti, Verdi, Rastelli, Rosaia, Busca, Murano, Vella
The final game of preseason was the best. We controlled from the start and 1,102 people witnessed it inside the Degli Oliveti. Newly appointed captian Iaquinta got the first thirty-three minutes in. Terlizzi got the second three minutes later. Massese then got the next, with Vella scoring in the seventy-fourth minute. Valenta finished the scoring on the eighty-fourth minute.
Vincenzo Iaquinta (33)
Christian Terlizzi (36)
Giuseppino Vella (74)
Jiri Valenta (84)
NEXT MONTH: AUGUST
Venezia kick off their maiden campaign against -7 points Seina, and at the Stadio Pierluigi Penzo. They then play Frosinone on the 31st of August.