Sunday October 31, 2010 Day 9 Finished Stadio Angelo Massimino

Catania 0 - 0 Fiorentina

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  1. Mutu denied hero's return as Fiorentina draw

    Mutu denied hero's return as Fiorentina draw

    There was no hero’s return for Adrian Mutu after his 11 month exile from the game as Fiorentina and Catania played out a goalless draw. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Catania
    • Fiorentina
    • 90+4 The full time whistle goes and the boos ring out after a goaless draw.
    • 90+2 Last throw of the dice for Fiorentina. Gilardino is replaced by Mario Bolatti.
    • 90 Four minutes of injury time to be played.
    • 86' Natali is the latest player to go in the referee's book.
    • 83' Fiorentina respond with a change of their own. Lorenzo De Silvestri is introduced with comotto the man to depart.
    • 82' Third and final substitution for Catania as Mascara is replaced Cristian Llama.
    • 81' Gomez hurries to take the kick himself but sends it over the heads of all in the penalty area.
    • 80' Gomez is the next to try his luck from distance but his shot is deflected behind for a corner.
    • 79' Clumsy challenge from Gianluca Comotto draws a yellow card and leaves both he and Mascara needing treatment.
    • 77' Cesare Natali goes to ground after receiving a heavy shove in the back from Gomez to win a free kick.
    • 75' After that earlier effort, Izco looks to have a taste for goal with another long range effort. This time he finds the target but Frey is equal to it.
    • 73' Another promising Fiorentina attack breaks down before a shot is taken
    • 71' Mariano Izco tries his luck from distance and is only a whisker away from the far post.
    • 70' Mascara sends a dangerous cross into the box but fiorentina have sufficient numbers to clear the danger.
    • 68' First substitution of the night for Fiorentina. Santana leaves the field and is replaced by Alessio Cerci.
    • 65' A real lack of quality in the final third from both sides in this second half. Montolivo sends the ball out of play looking to release Santana
    • 63' Ambitious effort from Mutu who looks determined to score on his return to Serie A action. His 25 yard half volley goes wide.
    • 62' Strong defending from Pablo Alvarez seees the ball run out of play for a Catania goal kick
    • 60' Marco Marchionni makes a threatening run at the Catania defence but is halted in his tracks before he gets to the penalty area.
    • 58' Uncomfortable moment for Marco Biagianti who goes down after a late tackle but he looks happy to run it off.
    • 57' Mutu brings that to an end with a speculative left foot strike that fails to test Andujar.
    • 56' Cautious exchange of possession
    • 54' Positive signs for Spolli and Catania as the defender is seen walking down the tunnel.
    • 53' A second injury enforced substitution then for Catania as Giuseppe Bellusci replaces Spolli
    • 52' Again no hesitation in sending for a replacement as Spolli departs on a stretcher.
    • 51' Spolli is left writhing in agony after falling awkwardly under pressure from Gilardino.
    • 50' Mascara looks to pick out the top corner from 20 yards but gets his measurements all wrong sending the ball sailing over.
    • 49' Antenucci wins Catania a corner that is played short but Fiorentina are alive to the danger and clear.
    • 48' End to end stuff in the early stages of the second half. Good omens for an opening goal.
    • 47' Potenza goes in the book for dissent.
    • 46' Second Half kick off
    • 45+1 Fiorentina have one last chance to break the deadlock before the referee puts the whistle to his lips but it is wasted by Santana who goes down easily. Half time.
    • 45' One minute of first half injury time to be played.
    • 42' No hanging around then as Capuano is replaced immediately by Pablo Alvarez
    • 41' Ciro Capuano winces in pain after sending a cross soaring into the crowd and immediately puts his hand to his hamstring.
    • 40' Santana beats Potenza on the left hand side and delivers a teasing cross but Andujar is impeded as he looks to gather and wins a free kick.
    • 39' Groans from the home crowd as Catania concede possession cheaply in the attacking third not once but twice in the space of a minute.
    • 38 Dangerous ball into the box by Catania left back Nicolas Spolli towards Antenucci but he is beaten to it.
    • 36' Giuseppe Mascara stays down after a heavy fall but looks ok to carry on.
    • 35' Mutu lofts the ball into the box and Andujar looks to have an easy catch but spills. Fiorentina fail to capitalise on the error.
    • 34' Free kick in a dangerous position for the visitors which Mutu will take.
    • 33' Still no goals at the Angelo Massimino stadium despite both sides threatening on more than one occasion.
    • 32' Antenucci causes the Fiorentina defence more problems with a neat turn and shot but Frey saves well to keep the scores level.
    • 31' Firoentina captain Riccardo Montolivo undoes his own hard work after gifting Catania possesion having won the ball moments earlier.
    • 30' Fiorentina look to have regained the momentum. Can they make their dominance pay this time?
    • 29' Good link up play sees Gilardino pick out the run of Mutu who is denied a shot at goal by a well timed last ditch sliding challenge.
    • 27' Narrow escape for Catania as Gilardino is impeded when through on goal with the linesman's offside flag coming to the home side's rescue.
    • 26' Exemplary defending from the front from Gilardino who shows great determination to win the ball back for his side in the centre circle.
    • 24' Alejandro Gomez ghosts in towards the near post to meet the set piece and heads narrowly wide of the target. The Fiorentina defence caught napping.
    • 23' Superb hold up play in the penalty area from Antenucci provides Ricchiuti with the chance but his shot is saved well by Frey who concedes the corner.
    • 22' Catania have fought back well after such a positive start from Fiorentina and have had the best of the play during the last 10 minutes.
    • 21' Adrian Mutu goes crashing to the ground after a late challenge from Ricchiuti but is soon back on his feet.
    • 20' Ricchiuti picks out Nicolas Spolli in the penalty area but the defender can only direct his header over the crossbar.
    • 19' Catania are awarded a free kick 40 yards from goal.
    • 18' Acrobatic effort from Mirko Antenucci fails to test Sebastien Frey
    • 17' Deep cross into the Fiorentina penalty area tests the aerial ability of Pasqual and the left back passes with flying colours.
    • 16' Gilardino juggles the ball skilfully before conceding possession and then a free kick.
    • 15' Mutu takes charge of the set piece but fails to beat the first man and Catania clear to safety.
    • 14' Santana wins a free kick for Fiorentina in a dangerous position after being wrestled to the ground by Alessandro Potenza.
    • 13' Things look to have calmed down after a frantic opening to this game. Fiorentina enjoying an extended spell of possession.
    • 11' Catania have been penned into their own half during the opening exchanges.
    • 10' The Gilardino/Mutu strike partnership already showing signs of bearing fruit for Fiorentina.
    • 8' Busy opening period for Catania goalkeeper Andujar who is called into action again with Mutu on target once more. Fiorentina looking dangerous.
    • 7' Another chance for Fiorentina and Gilardino. Mario Santana with the cross from the left and the Italian striker was there again with his head and forcing Andujar into a better save diving to his right to tip the ball behind for a corner.
    • 6' First chance for Alberto Gilardino as he ldirects a diving header towards the far post but Andujar is equal to it.
    • 5' Manuel Pasqual persues a long ball down the left wing but concedes a throw in
    • 4' Wonderful effort from Catania captain Adrian Ricchiuti who crashes a free kick against the crossbar. Fiorentina with an early let off.
    • 3' First shot of the game and it is that man Mutu. His 25 yard effort forces Mariano Andujar into action diving low to his right to gather.
    • 2' Heavy first touch for Adrian Mutu. He can be perhaps excused after being sidelined since January
    • 1' Kick off at the Angelo Massimino Stadium. Fiorentina get the game underway kicking from right to left in their all white change strip.
    • 19:40 Fiorentina starting XI: Sebastien Frey, Gianluca Comotto,Alessandro Gamberini, Cesare Natali, Manuel Pasqual, Marco Marchionni, Marco Donadel, Riccardo Montolivo, Mario Santana, Adrian Mutu, Alberto Gilardino
    • 19:35 Catania starting XI: Andujar, Potenza, Silvestre, Spolli, Capuano, Biagianti, Gomez, Izco, Ricchiuti, Mascara, Antenucci
    • 19:30 Catania welcome Fiorentina to the Angelo Massimino stadium in tonight's Serie A clash.
  • Summary

    • 71' Mariano Izco tries his luck from distance and is only a whisker away from the far post.
    • 32' Antenucci causes the Fiorentina defence more problems with a neat turn and shot but Frey saves well to keep the scores level.
    • 29' Good link up play sees Gilardino pick out the run of Mutu who is denied a shot at goal by a well timed last ditch sliding challenge.
    • 24' Alejandro Gomez ghosts in towards the near post to meet the set piece and heads narrowly wide of the target. The Fiorentina defence caught napping.
    • 7' Another chance for Fiorentina and Gilardino. Mario Santana with the cross from the left and the Italian striker was there again with his head and forcing Andujar into a better save diving to his right to tip the ball behind for a corner.
    • 6' First chance for Alberto Gilardino as he ldirects a diving header towards the far post but Andujar is equal to it.
    • 4' Wonderful effort from Catania captain Adrian Ricchiuti who crashes a free kick against the crossbar. Fiorentina with an early let off.
    • 3' First shot of the game and it is that man Mutu. His 25 yard effort forces Mariano Andujar into action diving low to his right to gather.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Catania

    Manager: Marco Giampaolo

  • Fiorentina

    Manager: Siniša Mihajlovic

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • M. Andújar
      • A. Potenza Yellow Card
      • M. Silvestre
      • N. Spolli Substitution Out (55′)
      • C. Capuano Substitution Out (44′)
      • A. Gómez
      • M. Izco
      • M. Biagianti
      • G. Mascara Substitution Out (83′)
      • A. Ricchiuti
      • M. Antenucci

      Subs

      • A. Campagnolo
      • T. Morimoto
      • G. Bellusci Substitution In55′
      • E. Carboni
      • C. Llama Substitution In83′
      • P. Álvarez Substitution In44′
      • Martinho
    • Starting line-up

      • S. Frey
      • G. Comotto Yellow Card Substitution Out (84′)
      • C. Natali Yellow Card
      • A. Gamberini
      • M. Pasqual
      • R. Montolivo
      • M. Donadel
      • M. Marchionni
      • A. Mutu
      • M. Santana Substitution Out (70′)
      • A. Gilardino Substitution Out (90′)

      Subs

      • P. Krøldrup
      • A. Boruc
      • A. Cerci Substitution In70′
      • L. De Silvestri Substitution In84′
      • M. Bolatti
      • A. Ljajic
      • K. Babacar Substitution In90′
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