2014 – 15 November Review
AS Venezia played Brescia, Bari, Catania, Entella and Pescara this month.
BRESCIA 0-2 AS VENEZIA
Line Up: AS Venezia: (4-1-1-3-1) Kuszczak, Seitaridis, Terlizzi, Bacchetti, Biraghi, Bottone, Seijas, De Silvestro, Valenta, Barillá, Anelka
Line Up: Brescia: (4-4-2) Arcari, Zambelli, Paci, Giannetti, Kukoc, Defendi, Mandorlini, Coletti, Abero, Caracciolo, Corvia
Just over 4,000 people were inside the Mario Rigamonti when they saw their team suffer an expected, yet well-deserved win for AS Venezia. Jiri Valenta put I Gondolieri in front after four minutes, and then netted again to give ASV the victory.
Jiri Valenta (4)
Jiri Valenta (24)
AS VENEZIA 1-0 BARI
Line Up: AS Venezia: (4-4-2) Kuszczak, Seitaridis, Sørensen, Neill, Sini, Bottone, Barillá, De Silvestro, Seijas, Iaquinta, Anelka
Line Up: Bari: (3-5-2) Guarna, Gasparetto, Samnick, Masi, Galano, Romizi, Sciaudone, Delvecchio, Calderoni, Insigne, Novothny
The next game saw Venezia play Bari at the Stadio Pierluigi Penzo, with 10,023 people packed inside. Right Back Giourkas Seitaridis got injured just before half time, and is out for three weeks. Just after half time, Venezia captain Iaquinta gave them the lead. ASV kept threatening through-out, but couldn’t score again.
Vincenzo Iaquinta (49)
AS VENEZIA 3-1 CATANIA
Line Up: AS Venezia: (4-4-2) Kuszczak, Neill, Terlizzi, Sørensen, Biraghi, Bottone, Barillá, De Silvestro, Seijas, Iaquinta, Anelka
Line Up: Catania: (4-4-2) Frison, Peruzzi, Spolli, Legrottaglie, Monzón, Izco, Lodi, Almirón, Leto, Bergessio, Calaió
The next game saw ASV face the league leaders, Catania. They are unbeaten, but Iaquinta gave the visitors a shock at the Stadio Pierluigi Penzo, in front of 10,246 people, when he scored to put I Gondolieri in front. Just after half time, Calaió pulled one back for Catania, but Luis Seijas put Venezia back in front. When Catania gave away a penalty late on, Baros stepped up and scored. Spolli was then sent off for two yellow cards late on.
Vincenzo Iaquinta (33)
Emanuele Calaió (46)
Luis Seijas (73)
Milan Baros (pen 81)
Nicolàs Spolli (90)
VIRTUS ENTELLA 1-2 AS VENEVIA
Line Up: AS Venezia: (4-2-1-3) Kuszczak, Neill, Terlizzi, Sørensen, Biraghi, Bottone, Barillá, Valenta, Anelka, Iaquinta, Baros
Line Up: Virtus Entella: (4-3-1-2) Balistreri, Falcier, Nossa, Rodrigo Ely, Pastore, Gagliardini, Botta, Troiano, Ricchiuti, Mitrović, Jogan
The next game saw ASV play Entella at the Comunale, where 1,347 people saw AS Venezia scrape a win. Entella got the early lead with Ricchiuti scoring a close range effort. Iaquinta then got an equaliser, and then scored the penultimate winner in added time.
Adriàn Ricchiuti (11)
Vincenzo Iaquinta (22)
Vincenzo Iaquinta (90+1)
PESCARA 1-2 AS VENEVIA
Line Up: AS Venezia: (4-1-1-3-1) Kuszczak, Neill, Piccolo, Sørensen, Biraghi, Bottone, Seijas, De Silvestro, Valenta, Barillá, Iaquinta
Line Up: Pescara: (4-3-3) Pelizzoli, Zauri, Sosic, Capuano, Garofalo, Ilori, Rizzo, Bjarnason, Cutolo, Caprari, Samassa
The final game of the month saw ASV face Pescara, a team formerly of Serie A, but it didn’t take long for Venezia to take the lead. Iaquinta opened the scoring after two minutes. Sørensen then scored from point blank range to make it two. Samassa then pulled one back for Pescara
Vincenzo Iaquinta (2)
Frederik Sørensen (21)
Mamadou Samassa (30)
AS Venezia now sit an outstanding 2nd in the table. The wins against Catania has boosted ASV’s chances of promotion, now only five points behind. Venezia have won 10 games, drawn 5 and lost 1, in the process scoring 26 and conceding 14, leaving them with a goal difference of +12
NEXT MONTH: DECEMBER
I Gondolieri will play five games next month, against Bologna, Spezia, Perugia, Livorno and Carpi.