Citadella vs Venice – All to play for

The first leg of the second division football league final will see Venezia move to Citadella.

Cittadella managed to win 1-0 over Brescia in the preliminary round of the qualifiers. Then they won 3–2 over two matches against Monza.

Venezia won the preliminary round 3-2 in overtime. 90 minutes ended 1-1, and they accepted first in extra time, but they managed to score two goals to clinch a place in the semi-finals. In the semi-finals, Venice won 2-1 on aggregate.

Team news

Citadella will miss defender Amedeo Benedetti, who has injured his heel.

Venezia, injured defender Michel Cremonese and striker Magnus Carlson, will be absent. There are doubts about Lori Alla Melimaki, Luca Lazarini and Ricardo Biggozo.

face to face

The two matches of the regular season saw Venezia win at home 1-0, and the second leg ended in a 1-1 draw.

Form

Castle: LWWDL

Venice: Double

Final thoughts

Both teams played the preliminary round so players may suffer from fatigue. Neither side will want to risk too much in the first leg, with a close and cautious go-ahead.

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