It all happens in the second half: Singo scores the Croatian, then the Venetians find the same with Aramu’s penalty (Djidji sent off in the circumstance)
Not even Brekalo’s lead was able to help Toro cope with an incredibly difficult evening. Venezia takes advantage of it and snatches a well-deserved draw, thanks to the penalty signed by the former Aramu and awarded due to the disastrous intervention of Djidji on Okereke. It ends with a one-on-one that contains a lot of good news for Zanetti, while showing a conspicuous step backwards in terms of play by the Juric team. Taurus too tired to be true? Possible.
TIRED AND SURPRISED BULL
Who knows where the surprise ends then and where the fatigue begins. The truth could lie in the middle, because the Torino of the first half is both surprised by the tactical changes presented by Zanetti (Venice with the 4-4-2 and not with the usual 4-3-3), and visibly under the rhythm, appeared with the tank in reserve after this tour de force with four games in fifteen days (Juric does not resort to turnover: the only news are Lukic and Ansaldi). The level of performance is strongly affected: in the first forty-five minutes what you see on the field is only a distant relative of Juric’s Bull, appreciated in the last two weeks. Unable to break through on the flanks, punctually stopped on the internal streets, in pain when the Venetian mezzali change pace and only faces the Venice area with a volley from Sanabria (22 ‘) and a timid shot from distance by Linetty (39 ‘).
THE LION IS THERE
For what the Penzo’s first half offers, the discourse changes significantly when it comes to Venice. Zanetti’s move to move to 4-4-2 displaces Toro at the start, tactically becomes the key move in the middle of the game: because the two alleged outsiders, Kiyine and Crnigoj, perform a job almost as midfielders added to Singo and Ansaldi, blocking some of the main sources of grenade play. There is no Caldara in the list, stopped in the morning by a flu attack. The Venezia not only harnesses the Bull, but often appears fresher and with a more perky engine. He also manages to undermine the grenade defense on a couple of occasions: the first thrill is signed by Okereke (3 ‘: ball on the bottom), then Okereke always eats with his head a goal already scored on Crnigoj’s assist (high ball over the crossbar ). Johnsen scores a goal as well, and it is also very nice, but the starting position is offside (25 ‘). At half-time the score does not drop from zero to zero.
THE BREKALO LIGHTNING
When the game restarts in the second half, the tactical script does not differ much from that seen in the first half. It takes an episode to unlock the substantial balance and when it arrives it shifts the inertia of the race to the side of the Bull. At the eleventh the grenades hit with a counterattack action: Singo breaks through and is good at providing Brekalo with an assist that the Croatian does not miss. It is the first grenade goal of the playmaker bought from Wolfsburg. Immediately after, Juric begins to insert fresh forces, throwing Baselli in place of Linetty, then it will be the turn of Mandragora (for Pobega) and Vojvoda (for Singo). Zanetti responds with a double change: Ebuehi (for Schnegg) and Aramu (for Crnigoj), restoring the 4-3-3.
THE DJIDJI DISASTER
However, Venezia continues to play steadily in the grenade trocar, and in the 32nd minute gets the well-deserved draw by exploiting Djidji’s defensive disaster. At 32 ‘the defender of Toro landslide in the area on Okereke, after a few minutes earlier he had been cautioned for another indecision in midfield. Referee Maggioni awards the penalty and expels Djidji: Aramu makes no mistake from the spot. One to one, and Taurus in ten. Emotions run up to the ninetieth, because in the recovery first Milinkovic has to save Toro, then Mandragora devours the match ball on the counterattack at the last second.
September 27, 2021 (change September 27, 2021 | 22:48)
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