Livorno Lose at Home

Livorno 0, Modena 2

April the 25th is Liberation Day in Italy. This national holiday marks the liberation of Italy from the Nazis. Rising to the challenge and fighting the visiting invadors was sadly lacking at the Picchi on Saturday as Livorno fell to another home defeat, this time against Modena who started the game third from bottom.

The result shows Livorno struggling to maintain momentum, with a group of players who look tired and fearful. It doesn't help that Spinelli has threatened to sell the club should they fail to get into Serie A. This is unlikely to ease the pressure on already fearful players. Although the Amaranto played poorly, it should be made clear that Modena's keeper played incredibly well and he was the difference between a comfortable Livorno win and defeat.

Similarly, the fact that Modena scored with their only shot of the second half highlights the control of play and chances that Livorno had. However, the inability to convert chances has been Livorno's problem all season and this is when players such as Tavano should step up. Once again Diamanti was the orchestrator of everything good about Livorno and was rewarded with Livorno's consilation. He will have to bear the burden for the next game, away at Salernitana on Saturday.

Submitted by vincent on Fri, 05/01/2009 - 13:30

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Livorno 0, Modena 2

April the 25th is Liberation Day in Italy. This national holiday marks the liberation of Italy from the Nazis. Rising to the challenge and fighting the visiting invadors was sadly lacking at the Picchi on Saturday as Livorno fell to another home defeat, this time against Modena who started the game third from bottom.

The result shows Livorno struggling to maintain momentum, with a group of players who look tired and fearful. It doesn't help that Spinelli has threatened to sell the club should they fail to get into Serie A. This is unlikely to ease the pressure on already fearful players. Although the Amaranto played poorly, it should be made clear that Modena's keeper played incredibly well and he was the difference between a comfortable Livorno win and defeat.

Similarly, the fact that Modena scored with their only shot of the second half highlights the control of play and chances that Livorno had. However, the inability to convert chances has been Livorno's problem all season and this is when players such as Tavano should step up. Once again Diamanti was the orchestrator of everything good about Livorno and was rewarded with Livorno's consilation. He will have to bear the burden for the next game, away at Salernitana on Saturday.

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