Hellas Verona defeats Spezia 2-1 with G. Caprari scoring 2 goals

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LA SPEZIA. Hellas Verona overcame Spezia to win 2-1. G. Caprari was the key to score 2 goals.

LA SPEZIA. Hellas Verona overcame Spezia to win 2-1. G. Caprari was the key to score 2 goals. All goals were scored in the second half.​ It was Hellas Verona to strike first with a goal of G. Caprari at the 60′. Then G. Caprari scored again for Hellas Verona in the 70′ minute with a goal scoring a double. Eventually, M. Erlic reduced the distance for Spezia with a goal. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1.​ Hellas Verona took advantage of its superior ball possession (60%).

K. Agudelo received a red card (89′)​. This red card was one of the reason why Spezia lost the match.

The match was played at the Stadio Alberto Picco stadium in La Spezia on Thursday and it started at 2:30 pm local time. The referee was Maurizio Mariani who was helped by Giacomo Paganessi and Orlando Pagnotta. The 4th official was Daniele Minelli. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 10.8 degrees Celsius or 51.44 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 40%.​

Match Statistics

Hellas Verona was in firm control of the ball 60% while Spezia was struggling with a 40% ball possession.

Hellas Verona was more aggressive with 76 dangerous attacks and 21 shots of which 3 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Hellas Verona won the match.​

Spezia shot 9 times, 3 on target, 6 off target. On the other side, Hellas Verona shot 21 times, 3 on target, 18 off target.

Cards

Spezia received 2 yellow cards (D. Verde and K. Agudelo). On the other side, Hellas Verona received 2 yellow cards (M. Veloso and N. Casale).

(Spezia) was sent out after receiving a red card in the (89′).

After this contest, Spezia will stay with 16 points to stay in the 17th place. On the other side, Hellas Verona will have 24 points like Sassuolo to stay in the 12th place.

Match Events

  • 31'
    31'

    M. Veloso

  • 45'
    45'

    N. Casale

    Nicolò Casale - Verona - receive yellow card for a foul. Fouled by Nicolò Casale - Verona Arkadiusz Reca - Spezia - won a free kick on the left wing. First Half ended - Spezia 0, Verona 0. Missed chance. Martin Erlic - Spezia - with an attempt from the centre of the box goes high. Assist - Simone Bastoni with a cross . Second Half starts Spezia 0, Verona 0.
  • 52'
    52'

    D. Verde

    D. Strelec

  • 60'
    60'

    G. Caprari

  • 70'
    70'

    G. Caprari

    Goal! Spezia 0, Verona 2. Gianluca Caprari - Verona - shot with left foot from outside the box to the left corner. Assist - Kevin Lasagna.
  • 71'
    71'

    N. Kalinic

    G. Simeone

  • 71'
    71'

    A. Barak

    K. Lasagna

  • 74'
    74'

    J. Antiste

    A. Reca

  • 75'
    75'

    D. Verde

    Daniele Verde - Spezia - has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation. Daniele Verde - Spezia - receive yellow card.
  • 79'
    79'

    K. Agudelo

    Simone Bastoni - Spezia - won a free kick in defence. Fouled by Antonin Barak - Verona
  • 82'
    82'

    F. Depaoli

    A. Tameze

  • 85'
    85'

    M. Erlic

    Goal! Spezia 1, Verona 2. Martin Erlic - Spezia - shot with the head from few metres to the high centre of the goal after corner. Corner - Spezia. Conceded by Miguel Veloso. Corner - Spezia. Conceded by Ivor Pandur.
  • 87'
    87'

    J. Zoet

    Fouled by Kevin Agudelo - Spezia Fabio Depaoli - Verona - won a free kick in defence. Petar Zovko - Spezia - receive yellow card. Kevin Agudelo - Spezia - receive red card.
  • 87'
    87'

    K. Agudelo

    Fouled by Kevin Agudelo - Spezia Fabio Depaoli - Verona - won a free kick in defence. Petar Zovko - Spezia - receive yellow card. Kevin Agudelo - Spezia - receive red card.

Next match

In the upcoming Serie A match, Spezia will play away against Genoa on the 9th of January with a 3-0 head to head stats in favor of Genoa (2 draws).

Hellas Verona will host Salernitana on the 9th of January with a 0-0 head to head stats.

Spezia: Formation and Lineups

Spezia started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

The manager Thiago Motta chose to play with the following team: Ivan Provedel (6.4), Kelvin Amian (7.2), Martin Erlić (7.1), Dimitris Nikolaou (7.1), Arkadiusz Reca (6.8), Jakub Kiwior (6.5), David Strelec (6.8), Giulio Maggiore (6.5), Simone Bastoni (7.8), Emmanuel Gyasi (6.2) and Kevin Agudelo (6.8).

Substitutes

Spezia made 2 changes: D. Strelec for D. Verde (52′) and A. Reca for J. Antiste (74′).

Top player: Simone Bastoni

The player who no doubt impressed Spezia the most was Simone Bastoni.

His rating is (7.8) with 41 passes (63% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 10. He performed 5 crosses.

Hellas Verona: Formation and Lineups

Hellas Verona started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

On the other side, Igor Tudor played with: Ivor Pandur (6.7), Nicolò Casale (7.0), Koray Günter (6.7), Federico Ceccherini (6.5), Adrien Tameze (7.0), Ivan Ilić (6.8), Miguel Veloso (7.2), Darko Lazović (7.6), Kevin Lasagna (7.4), Gianluca Caprari (8.7) and Giovanni Simeone (6.9).

Substitutes

Hellas Verona made 3 changes: G. Simeone for N. Kalinic (71′), K. Lasagna for A. Barak (71′) and A. Tameze for F. Depaoli (82′).

Top player: Gianluca Caprari

Probably the most impressive player in Hellas Verona was Gianluca Caprari.

His rating is (8.7) with 2 goals, 38 passes (78% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 16. He performed 4 crosses.

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