Italian League, play-off matches do not start: Taranto referee causes them to be postponed – Football

Italian League, play-off matches do not start: Taranto referee causes them to be postponed – Football

After the final day of the regular season C series It is about to witness a long series of qualifiers and play-offs that will have to determine the fourth team that will advance to position B (after Mantua, Cesena and Juve Stabia) and the other four that will be relegated to position D, to remain in the company of Pro Sesto, Alessandria, Fermana, Olbia and Brindisi.

The Call of Taranto puts everyone on trial

We should start early next Sunday, May 4, with the first stage of the group qualifiers, but the situation is Taranto, who is awaiting the final level of judgment regarding the four-point penalty received for administrative violations, keeps everyone on their toes. Ionian Club He turned to the Cosmic Guarantee Council To confirm their reasons and try to reduce the penalty by at least half. A hearing is scheduled for May 3, but sentencing will likely have to wait until the following week.

The order of group C may be disturbed

Therefore, it is likely that the start dates will also be postponed because the standings of Group C could be revised with a consequent change in the pairings. Taranto currently finished on 65 points, tied with fourth-placed Casertana, but finds itself forced to play the first round in fifth place due to unfavorable head-to-head ties with the Campania side. Even with only two additional points, the team will already find itself qualified for the national stage, ahead of Benevento in third place (66 points), which will therefore have to pass the group's direct elimination stage first.

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Atalanta and Juventus U23s are dreaming of promotion

They also qualified for the playoffs Under-23 team Atalanta and Juventus. The Nerazzurri, who made their debut in this category, scored a goal with the first attempt while for the Bianconeri it was his fourth participation (the best result was two eliminations in the second round of the national qualifiers, in 2020 and 2022). , unknown). Both teams can easily compete for promotion to the second division. The regulation is, in fact, clear: “The second team of the first division clubs can advance to the second division championship, but will never be able to participate in the same championship as the team.” The first team, nor to a higher championship. In fact, if there is a hypothesis of the joint presence of the first and second teams in the same category, the second team will have to participate in the professional championship of the lower category.”

Currently, the qualifying and play-in pairings are as follows:

Geroni A

first round (1 match, May 4: In the event of a tie in the 90th minute, the better-ranked team advances)

Atalanta U23 – Trento
Legnago – Lumisan
Gianna Erminio – Pro Vercelli

Second round (1 match, May 7: In the event of a tie in the 90th minute, the better-ranked team advances)

Tristina – Worst ranked in the first round
Unknown Unknown

Playing outside (And May 12, returning May 19)

Fiorenzola – Novara
Novara – Fiorenzola

Geroni B

first round (1 match, May 4: In the event of a tie in the 90th minute, the better-ranked team advances)

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Gubbio – Rimini
Pescara – Pontedera
Juventus next generation – Arezzo

Second round (1 match, May 7: In the event of a tie in the 90th minute, the better-ranked team advances)

Perugia – Worst ranked in the first round
Unknown Unknown

Playing outside (And May 12, returning May 19)

Recanates – Vis Pizarro
Vis Pesaro – Recanati

Group C

first round (1 match, May 4: In the event of a tie in the 90th minute, the better-ranked team advances)

Taranto – Latin
AZ Picerno – Crotone
Bold Cerignola – Giuliano

Second round (1 match, May 7: In the event of a tie in the 90th minute, the better-ranked team advances)

Casertana – Round 1 worst ranked
Unknown Unknown

Data and data operation (12 Maggio)

Monterossi Toccia – Potenza
Virtus Francavilla – Monopolies

Return to play (19 Maggio)

Potenza – Monterossi Toccia
Monopolies – Virtus Francavilla

Qualifiers (National Stage)

He was accepted in the first round (And May 11, May 14):
Vicenza, Carraresi, Benevento and Catania (Cuppa Italia C winner).

He was accepted into the second round (And May 18, returned May 21):
Padua, Torres and Avellino.

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