Lodi gives Catania victory
At Desenzano's Tre Stelle stadium today there was a foretaste of next season's Serie A campaign. In a match affected by the hot weather there were good performances, notably from Cruzado, Paloschi and Pellissier in the first half which ended goalless. There was a chance for Biagianti towards the end, putting an opportunity given by Bergessio just wide.
Five minutes into the second half, Catania went ahead thanks to a Lodi penalty awarded by Tommasi for Morero's foul on Morimoto. There were other chances for the Gialloblù and Di Michele had a good second half, but it was the opponents who had the best chance for another goal, Morimoto after 81 minutes. A penalty stopped by Luciano ended the test for Di Carlo's team against a Catania side that got the win. The first part of the Gialloblù summer preparations now end, and they start again after two days off next Tuesday in Peschiera.
ChievoVerona 0-1 Catania
Scorer: Lodi 50'
ChievoVerona: (4-3-1-2): Sorrentino (46' Viotti), Sardo (46' Frey), Dainelli (46' Morero, 61' Farkaš), Cesar (46' Papp), Jokić (63' Andreolli), Vacek (46' Luciano), Guana (46' Rigoni L.), Cofie (46' Hetemaj), Cruzado (61' Bentivoglio), Paloschi (61' Stoian), Pellissier (46' Di Michele). Coach: Di Carlo.
Catania (4-3-3): Andujar (46' Terraciano), Alvarez, Legrottaglie (69' Augustyn), Marchese, Capuano, Biagianti (46' Izco), Almiron (46' Castro), Lodi (65' Ricchiuti), Antenucci (46' Llama), Bergessio (46' Morimoto), Gomez (46' Salifi). Coach: Maran.
Referee: Tommasi (Bassano del Grappa).