First official outing of the season for Como, match against Spezia valid for the second round of the Italian Cup.
Gattuso opts for the 3-5-2 with Kabashi and Blanco mezzale in support of the attacking couple Cerri-Mancuso. Como takes the lead in the 14th minute with Cerri who receives a long ball from Scaglia, Mancuso serves in the middle who only has to support, but the network is canceled for offside of 27 on the launch of the central Lariano.
Como takes courage with Parisians who on personal initiative overtake a defender from Spezia but kicks out from the edge of the area.
Biancoblu who try to speed, this time with Bellemo serving Blanco, on the 19th he goes down to the back of the field and puts in the middle low ground with Mancuso who does not hook very little.
The game then does not have many jolts with Spezia trying to be dangerous on corners and taking advantage of the restarts. However, Spezia took the lead in the 43rd minute with Nzola. Como tries to respond immediately first with a shot from Cerri and then, on the development of the action, with a conclusion from Ioannou.
The first half ends with the advantage of the hosts.
In the second half it is Como immediately, with a header from Cerri on a cross from Paris but ends up on the side.
The Larians do not give up and find a draw: Cerri’s great opening for Parisians who controls and puts in for Blanco, the number 19 must adjust the ball and then finish on the net and beat Zoet.
After a few minutes, however, Spezia equalized, this time on a penalty with Verde. Gliozzi enters for Mancuso and shortly after Arrigoni for Kabashi. La Spezia also found the 3-1 goal with David Strelec beating Ghidotti in the middle of the platter area.
Three changes for Gattuso, Arrigoni, Kerrigan and Gabrielloni enter for Blanco, Kerrigan and Cerri. La Spezia found the goal of 4-1 with Nzola, again on a penalty, due to a handball by Binks and in the final came the goal of 5-1 with Maldini.
Scorers: Nzola at 43 ‘pt; Blanco at 10 ‘, Green on the rig. at 15 ‘, Strelec at 26’, Nzola on the rig. at 31 ‘, Maldini at 44’ st.
SPICE: Zoet; Caldara, Kiwior, Nikolaou; Gyasi (from 39 ‘st Holm), Sala (from 32’ st Ellertsson), Bourabia, Agudelo, Bastoni (from 19 ‘st Reca); Nzola (from 32 ‘st Maldini), Verde (from 19’ st Strelec). Available: Dido, Zovko, Vignali, Mraz, Hristov, Podgoreanu, Kornvig, Capradossi, Stijepovic. Herds Gotti.
COMO: Ghidotti, Scaglia, Binks, Cagnano; Parisians (from 27 ‘st Kerrigan), Kabashi, Bellemo, Blanco (from 27’ st Arrigoni), Ioannou; Mancuso (from 21 ‘st Gliozzi), Cerri (from 27’ st Gabrielloni). Available: Bolchini, Zanotti, Bertoncini, Celeghin, Odenthal, Di Giuliomaria, Delli Carri. Mgr. Gattuso.
Referee : Wonder of Pistoia.