“The way the 3-3 draw was achieved has left that never-give-up feeling that can fuel our performance in the away leg against Ancona Matelica in three days”. And exactly so – allow us a self-referential moment here – what was hoped for straight after the match with Grosseto happens: in a perfect night Cesena FC regains the victory that was missing in an away match since October, with no goals taken and marking the first win against Ancona in a championship tournament. Although some of the players become unavailable at the last minute (Zecca and Allievi), after letting the opponents lead the game at start, coach Viali’s boys strike with surgical precision. Just gone 30’ since kick-off, Ciofi scores his first goal of the season, while at the beginning of the second half, Candela bags his third goal so far and at 76’ Pierini seals the result with a spectacular goal (his ninth, equalling Bortolussi) with a turning right shot Insigne should be jealous of.

The B&W team get to 48 points in the top chart, cementing the third position in a breathless February: next fixture on Sunday at the Orogel Stadium (at 5:30 p.m.) hosting Vis Pesaro.