(ANSA) – LECCE, 05 AUG – Still Cittadella, still Cittadella. The Venetians are confirmed as the usual black beast for Lecce. Either league or Italian Cup, the result is always in their favor. And, after more than 120 ‘, the Venetians have the better of the Salento thanks to a double flicker in the newly entered Tounkara, executioner at the Via del Mare just like in the last championship match in Serie B. It ends 3-2 in favor of the Citadel, capable to block the hosts first at 1-1 in regulation time (Strefezza for Lecce, Asencio for the equal), and then operate the well-deserved overtaking thanks to the inventions of the Spanish ferret. Colombo tried a paw in the final of the first overtime to reopen the games, but the Giallorossi forcing did not give the desired results. The Cittadella passes, waiting to meet the opponent between Turin and Palermo. Lecce, poor performance, immediately greets the Italian Cup and will have to think about less than a week from the baptism of fire against Inter. A formation still in full swing in Salento, with arrivals that follow one another, and others in progress, and with the fate that also puts his own with the injuries of Dermaku first and Gendrey after, both to be evaluated in the next few hours, who do not let the Lecce health staff sleep peacefully.
And the more than 15,000 in the first season at Via del Mare, flagged for celebration, greet the exit from the Italian Cup with measured disappointment. For the coach Baroni a difficult defeat to digest, not the best viaticum for the debut of the championship. The only positive note of the evening was the closure of season tickets in Lecce, with 19,750 subscribed cards. A historic result for the company of President Sticchi Damiani, in a not exactly exciting summer evening. (HANDLE).