The game will be played on neutral ground. The grass in synthetic.
The team who qualify will face the winner of couple Atalanta-Gubbio.
Last year Cesena had showed a good performance in Serie A, and the successful results were enough to stay in Serie A. This year Cesena got some experienced players like, Mutu from Fiorentina,Candreva from Parma and Eder from Brescia.
In the friendly games Cesena won 1-0 against QPR, and 3-1 against Gubbio, drew 0-0
against Penarol and won against amateur team Bellaria Igea (0-3).
Team news ;
Mutu recovered from his injury and will play from first minute. The only missing player will be midfielder De Feudis.
Formation will remain 4-3-3 with Mutu, Giaccherini and Eder up-front.
CESENA (4-3-3) 1 Antonioli; 16 Comotto, 28 Benalouane, 13 Rossi, 6 Lauro; 18 Parolo,14 Colucci, 8 Candreva; 7 Eder, 10 Mutu, 23 Giaccherini.
Ascoli managed to stay in Serie B last season even though they had started with -6 points. Betting scandal showed that Ascoli are not a “clear” team and this year things will be more difficult for them as they will start to the new season with -7 points. This year also Ascoli will have many financial problems.
In the last Cup game Ascoli managed to draw 1-1 against Taranto and won after extra
time with the score 3-1. Before today game Ascoli played a game against an amateur
team and won 3-0.
Team news ;
Defender, right back Gazzola is injured and will miss in this encounter. Midfielder
Margarita is suspended and will miss too.
ASCOLI (4-3-3) 30 Guarna; 66 Andjelkovic, 26 Peccarisi, 6 Faisca, 3 Ciofani; 8 Di Donato, 4 Pederzoli, 13 Parfait; 11 Papa Waigo, 9 Romeo, 65 Tamasi.