Tuesday, 19 August 2008

UC Albino Leffe v Pescara Calcio

Italian Cup Round Two

UC Albino Leffe 2 Pescara Calcio 2
Aet 8-7 Pens

Atleti Azzurri di Italia. Stadium Bergamo

August 16th 2008 8pm Kick off

Attendance 1,500 (Capacity 26,000)

Weather Warm +27

Ticket Standing 5 Euros

A Fact

UC Albino Leffe plays its home games at the Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, the chief-town of the province where both Albino and Leffe are located, on account of the Leffe municipal stadium's low capacity (2,260 seats). AlbinoLeffe used to play there before its promotion to Serie B. Even though AlbinoLeffe was considered to be an outsider in Serie B, which historically includes several former Scudetto winners, the team remerkably managed to avoid relegation in the last two seasonsthe club's 2007-08 campaign started surprisingly well, with the team leading the Serie B table for a few weeks and arousing the interest of the national media, which began providing regular coverage of the team's games. This has thus far failed to improve the club's low home attendance, however. During the season, AlbinoLeffe confirmed as a potential candidate for direct promotion to Serie A, however a string of poor results, ended with four consecutive home defeats, the final one being a 0–4 loss to Rimini, denied them the chance to achieve a place in the top two, and persuaded club chairman Gianfranco Andreoletti to sack Gustinetti, who then confirmed not to be in good relationships with the chairman, and appoint youth team coach Armando Madonna as caretaker boss for the final regular season match and the following promotion playoffs.[2] Even after a 1-0 loss to Brescia, AlbinoLeffe managed to win at home in the second leg (2-1) and qualified for the final against Lecce. In the first leg they suffered 1-0 loss.On 15 June the second match was played in Lecce and the result of the match was 1-1 so AlbinoLeffe didn't reach the Serie A.