Livorno versus Treviso 0 - 0
A common cliché in football today is that there is “no such thing as an easy game”. Treviso, who started the game in the penultimate position, proved that this weekend. Livorno defender, Miglionico, also highlighted this after the game. Miglionico explained that Treviso came to defend and made it difficult to find space on the park. As a result Livorno struggled to break through. Man of the moment, Diamanti, was unable to break down Treviso’s stubborn defence who seemed blessed with a large amount of luck.
Livorno created enough chances to win the game comfortably, but as was seen at the start of the season, finding the net was the difference. Danilevicius returned to the starting line-up but couldn’t find a way through either. He missed the goal from 2 metres out (that was adjudged handball anyway) and another shot-come-cross rolled agonizingly close to the post without finding a way in. A couple of half-hearted penalty appeals notwithstanding, the closest Livorno came to a goal was in the 90th minute when a Volpe header rebounded off the bar with the keeper beaten.
Unfortunately it was not to be Livorno’s day so attention must turn to the tough game away at Parma. The Gialloblu are only one point behind Livorno and will be vying for a return to Serie A just like the Amaranto. As one of the ‘Seven Sisters’ in the 1990s Parma has struggled financially after the collapse of Parmalat in 2003. The two-time UEFA cup winning team has had a number of famous players and now the Stadio Tardini is currently home to Livorno’s favourite sons: the Lucarelli brothers, Cristiano and Alessandro. It promises to be quite a game.