Thomas and Nicholas in an Italian Newspaper!

Thomas and Nicholas were both included in the most recent edition of Calcio Più. The literal translation is “Soccer More,” and this newspaper is a weekly publication that describes Florence and Prato soccer news. 

Both of the games that I described in my GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL!!!! post were written up as articles in this paper.  (I’ll let you decide whether I should replace the authors of Calcio Più.)  But how great is that?  The boys got their names in an Italian newspaper!

Here is the article from Thomas’ game in which he got one of the goals :

C.S. Firenze 2

A. Legnaia 3

C.S. Firenze: Sorrentino, Marchese, Del Grosso, Schroeder, Larussa, Torrini, Campana, Pezzati, Einolf, Tomasi.  All.: Durante

A. Legnaia: Comparini, Gori, Saravalli, Berti, Masini, Naffa, Giubbi, Qilafi

Arbitro: Bartolomeo

Reti: 23’, 50’ e 58’ Giubbi, 33’ Einolf, 52’ Torrini

Note: 1T: 0-0, 2T: 1-1, 3T: 1-2

Bella partita tra C.S. Firenze e A. Legnaia che si affrontano sul campo del Motoveledromo.  Occasioni limpide da una parte e dall’altra.  Il portiere del Lagnaia si mette in evidenza al 7’ quanda devia un tiro a botta sicura di Campana del C.S. Firenze.  Un minuto dopo Campana per il Club colpice il palo esterno da posizione defilata.  Al 23’ punizione per il Legnaia, Guibbi devia di prima e segna.  Dieci minuti più tardi il C.S. Firenze pareggia con Einolf, abile a deviare in rete un tiro di un proprio compagno di squadra.  Al 40’ Giubbi ha tra i piedi il Pallone del vantaggio, ma calcia addosso al portiere avversario.  In avvio di terzo tempo il Club costruisce un’azione tutta di prima, disimpegno di Torrini che serve Campana, ma il tirodi quest’ultimo finisce fuori di poco.  Al 50’ errore difensivo del C.S. Firenze, ne approfitta Giubbi che conquista il pallone e batte a rete.  Passano appena due minuti e il risultato toma su punteggio di partita, Torrini del Club caclia una punzione da posizione central e con un tiro di precision mette il Pallone nell’angolo.  La partita resta in equilibrio fino al 58’ quando Giubbi del Legnaia approfitta di un rinvio errato del portiere C.S. Firenze e caclia in rete.  Da sottolineare la prestazione di Giubbi per il Legnaia che ha segnato una tripletta e ha partecipato a quasi tutte le azioni di attaco della propria squadra.

This is the “Karl Einolf” translation: 

A beautiful game between C.S. Firenze and A. Legnaia played on the field of the Veledrome.  Clear opportunities on both sides.  The A. Legnaia goalkeeper made this evident in  the 7th minute when he blocked a shot from Campana of C.S. Firenze.  A minute later Campana of C.S. Firenze hit the outside post from a difficult position.  At 23 minutes Legnaia punishes with Giubbi ripping his first shot and scoring.  Ten minutes later C.S. Firenze makes it even when Einolf is able to put the ball in the net by ripping a pass from a teammate.  At 40 minutes Giubbi has a chance to regain the advantage, but he kicks it right to the opposing goalkeeper.  At the start of the third period C.S. Firenze builds upon the action in the first period, with Torrini serving Campana, but the attack ends on the outside and does little.  At 50 minutes a defensive mistake of C.S. Firenze profits Giubbi who gains the ball and drives it in the net.  Just two minutes later Torrini of C.S. Firenze takes a free kick from a central position and makes a precision shot right to the upper corner of the net.  The game remains in balance until 58 minutes when Giubbi of Legnaia takes advantage of the C.S. Firenze goalkeeper being out of position and drives the ball in the net.  We underline the service of Giubbi for A. Legnaia who had a hat-trick and participated in almost all the actions of attack for the Legnaia squad. [Translator’s note: The author should have also underlined the service of Einolf who scored his first goal in Italian competition!]

Here is the article from Nicholas’ game:

Isolotto 1

C.S. Firenze 1

Isolotto: Alaimo, Marcu, Forzi, Ivanciu, Campigli, Bianco, Diana, Fantechi, Lanni Cappelli, Di Muro. All.: Pastorelli

C.S. Firenze: Ghini, Einolf, Pasqua, Finardi, Bencini, Messeri, Coli, Llaha, Guint, Serratore, Roselli. All.: Durante

Reti: 55’ Lanni Cappelli, 60’ Serratore

Isolotto e Club Sportivo si dividono la posta in palio pareggiando 1-1 al termine di una partita divertente ma abbastanza equilibrata.  Tutto sommato quindi il pareggio ci può stare ed entrambe le squadre possono uscire dal campo a testa alta; forse gli ospiti avrebbero meritato qualcosa in più per il gioco espresso ma per oggi va bene cosi.  Dopo due frazioni senza goal ma con un paio di occasioni da goal da ambo le parti non concretizzate, nel terzo tempo il match si accende con il goal dei padroni di casa di Lanni Cappelli a sbloccare il risultato.  Mancano poco più di 5’ al fischiuo finale e i locali credono nei tre punti.  I ragazzi di Durante però non demordono, tomando in Avanti e riuscendo a pareggiare I conti con Serratore in piena zona Cesarini.  Subito dopo ecco il triplice fischio dell’arbitro che decreta l’1-1 finale.    

This is the “Karl Einolf” translation: 

Isolotto and Club Sportivo ended up deadlocked at 1-1 at the conclusion of an interesting and equal match.  In the end both squads can leave the field with their heads held high; perhaps the hosts would have deserved something more for their work but for today things go well.  During the first two periods without a goal there were a couple of opportunities but neither team could carry it out.  In the third period the match was lit with the goal of the Lanni Cappelli to unblock the scoreless game.  Although they had only about 5 minutes left to play, the locals believed in their three points.  Durante’s boys, however, did not give in, and they succeeded in making the score even with a goal by Serratore.  Immediately after the referee blew his whistle and declared the 1-1 score a final.

Unfortunately, today’s games were not so newsworthy!  Thomas’ team lost 4-1 and Nicholas’ team lost 7-1!  Not a good day for Club Sportivo Firenze calcio!

Thomas’ team played an away game at A.S.D. Laurenziana.  They had a very nice artificial surface – but no seats and we had to watch the game through a fence!  All that for a 5 Euro fee!

  

And always a nice coffee bar at the soccer clubs!  (You can see my shadow in this picture.)

Thomas warming up before the game with his “Mister” looking on.

Thomas chasing down a ball in the game.

Nicholas’ game was at the C.S. Firenze home field – and of course, it was scheduled at the exact same time as Thomas’ away game!  That happens here in Italy as well.  After Nicholas’ team was down a few goals, Nicholas’ coach instructed him to stay on the opposing team’s best player – numero due (#2).

Nicholas doesn’t let Signor Due get by him.  (Nicholas has a few centimeters of height on him!)

These Italian forwards box out like they are playing basketball!  Nicholas just thinks “whatever – you’re not getting by me!”

Even though we won’t be running to get a copy of Calcio Più this week, the boys are still really enjoying playing soccer in Italy!

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