It is not a result, which is reminiscent of professional football. Yet it is the reality of club Pro Piacenza in the Italian Serie C.
on Sunday it was to the horrifying defeat for the small club - but it is a wonder that it was not greater.
For Pro Piacenza sent namely just six youth players and a masseur on the pitch for the match against Cuneo. A masseur, who played with an underwhelming number 11, consisting of tape, was only on the field, because one of the seven attendees youth players had forgotten his official papers, which therefore had to be retrieved. There were no coaches or managers on the sidelines, why the captain was officially registered as a trainer.
Il #ProPiacenza si presenta con sette ragazzini a #Cuneo e senza allenatore! Si attendono segnali dalla #Lega. Tutti I dettagli su @DiMarzio. #SerieC pic.twitter.com/ChDw6R1Uvf— Lorenzo Buconi (@LBuconi) February 17, 2019
The sort was severely punished, and Pro Piacenza was at the break behind 16-0!
the Reason for the precarious situation lies in the fact that the club is in a death struggle in purely economic terms.
After not having received wages since august filed 15 players bankruptcy petition against the club in the beginning of February. The part runs so far completely by the book with the consultation of the case 11. march.
Sporting, the club in december simply cancel the fighting against Pro Vercelli, Juventus 23 and Siena. Then the club was temporarily suspended by connected and is therefore more missed six games.
The suspension was lifted up to the weekend's round of play. So now should the club play, if it will avoid tvangsnedrykning.
Think you're having a bad day? Spare a thought for Italian Serie C outfit Pro Piacenza...— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) 17. February 2019
Amid a financial crisis, they fielded just 8 players to AC Cuneo this afternoon. the
They're now 16-0 down to half-time pic.twitter.com/kAfKZf9Khm
the Reason for the grotesque situation is that four cancellations trigger a tvangsnedrykning. It just happened in Series C, Group C, Matera just experienced the harsh fate.
the Situation looks, however, not on lights out for Pro Piacenza unless there very soon comes a big bag of money from a patron.
the Club is sovereign last in Serie C, Group A with just eight points and without a big possibility of survival. In turn, the club has proven a number of postponed matches to put it right.
the First attempt can be made next Sunday, when the opponent is of Novara, where the the like should go a little bit better than in Sunday's smacking, where Pro Piacenza actually managed to send the seventh youth player on the pitch by a half hour again.
Good for them, for a masseur with the bolt-on number had to retire with cramp.
Intl. football - 17. feb. 2019 - at. 15:18 Family and friends in a tearful goodbye: Sala buried