The azzurro team failed to win against Atlanta, and pressed by the results by Merlo and Colegiales, finally went down to the fourth division.
It had been a riddled season for the Sportivo Italiano team that fought all the way to the end to preserve its place in the Primera B Metropolitana tournament. But after Italiano’s 2-1 defeat against Atlanta in Villa Crespo ultimately sealed the azzurro’s fate to return to the Primera C Metropolitana.
To play the next season in Primera B Metropolitana, Sportivo Italiano needed to win against Atlanta, and both Colegiales and Deportivo Merlo to lose (against Deportivo Morón and Platense respectively) to still have a chance to remain afloat. But the adverse result, after the expulsions of two of the italiano players for rough play and foul language (Ostapkiewicz, and Mbombaj) left a 9-man Italiano to try and attempt a miracle under the command of Julio César “Huevo” Toresani.
Italiano had only managed to sum up 15 points in the 2014 season (the transitional tournament) and 44 points in the 2015 campaign (a respectable campaign, but nevertheless not enough) to end up with a 0,967 average score (Promedio) that just isn’t enough to play on the Primera B Metropolitana.
For the time being, Toresani will remain the Italiano manager, as he has a contract until next year, and from what he has stated, the intention not to resign.
Information about the game:
Pablo Aurrecochea; Hugo Silva, Pablo Cortizo, Leonardo Talamonti, Torres; Lucas Mancinelli, Martín Palisi, Julio Serrano, Leandro Guzmán; Emiliano Bonfigli and Fabricio Pedrozo.
Manager: Aníbal Biggeri
Sportivo Italiano (1)
Gonzalo Acevedo; Franco Malatesta, José Barreal and Pablo Ostapkiewicz; Gustavo Mbombaj, Diego Bulacio, Federico Guerra and Elías Di Biasi; Matías Olivera; Thomas Amilivia and Antonio Rojano.
Manager: Julio César Toresani
Goals: 1H 3min Thomas Amilivia (ITA) 2H: 10min Emiliano Bonfigli -penalty kick- (ATL) 45min (+1min) Juan Daniel Galeano (ATL)
Substitutions: Leandro Martínez Montagnoli for Leonardo Talamonti (ATL) Second half: Leandro Icazatti for Thomas Amilivia (ITA) Jonathan Vázquez for Matías Olivera (ITA) Federico Maraschi for Hugo Silva (ATL) Diego Coria for Franco Malatesta (ITA) Leandro Galeano for Martín Palisi (ATL)
Yellow cards: PT Federico Guerra (ITA) Pablo Ostapkiewicz (ITA) Pablo Ostapkiewicz (ITA) Hugo Silva (ATL) Martín Palisi (ATL) Pablo Cortizo (ATL) Diego Bulacio (ITA)
Red Cards: PT 39min Pablo Ostapkiewicz (ITA) ST 10min Gustavo Mbombaj (ITA)
Referee: Ignacio Lupani
Stadium: Don León Kolbowski (Atlanta)
Featured photo courtesy of Bohemios del Tablón
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