Off to the 30th edition of the Scopigno Cup Rieti – Amatrice World Football Tournament Under 17
In Amatrice Inter vs Lazio 0-2

The 30th edition of the Scopigno Cup Rieti – Amatrice World Football Tournament Under 17, Memorial Manlio and Loris Scopigno (scheduled for 30-31 August and 1-2 September 2022) started this afternoon with the first match between Inter and Lazio.

Rain and show at the Tilesi di Amatrice. Lazio triumphed in the first match of the tournament 2-0 against Inter: a lively challenge, despite the storm that hit Amatrice from the middle of the first half.

Inter were more dangerous in the first half: after a double chance with Spinaccè and Fois, he hit a post with Mosconi in the 17th minute. Lazio, in the final, touches the goal with Serra who, face to face with Tommasi, kicks to the side on the left.

Second half with Lazio starting strong again: at 12 ‘a shot by Serra just outside, then the Biancocelesti goals arrive in sequence at 14’ with Sessa and then at 18 ‘with Gelli. Inter tries in the 28th minute with a free-kick from Zanchetta that Renzetti deflects, leaving Lazio’s goal untouched.

Nice curtain during the game, with the invasion of the field of a dog.

Before the match, the Lazio and Inter teams went to the monument to the victims of the earthquake bringing a floral tribute.

Carla Paradiso, nineteen year old from Cantalice who participated in the broadcasts “Ti lascio una canto” and “Prodigi”.

The mayor of Amatrice Giorgio Cortellesi also spoke: “football is the rebirth of Amatrice, I thank Fabrizio Formichetti for his tenacity and for this important event which is now in its thirtieth edition”.
Also present was the regional councilor Sergio Pirozzi “in this field, during the earthquake, there was the canteen, today we are playing this tournament and this can be a great example for the boys on the pitch”.

Giorgio Annis, CRAI Tirreno CEO and Alessandro Tantulli, CRAI Tirreno development director were also present. “We contribute and we do it often – Annis said – especially when sport has a strong bond with solidarity as in this case”.

Fabrizio Formichetti, president of the ASD Scopigno Cup, closed the speeches thanking all the sponsors who are the engine of the event.

Journalist Greta Beccaglia kicked off the first match between Inter and Lazio: “football always unites and I am delighted that for the first time this year there is also a women’s tournament at Scopigno”.


Lazio: Renzetti, Volpe (26 ‘pt Cuzzarella), Bordoni, Silvestri, Barone, Cesari, Ferrari, Marinaj (13’ st Paolocci), Serra, Gelli (27 ‘st Ceccarelli), Sessa. Available: Ciardi, Stano, Ercoli, Sow, Gninque.
All: C. Terlizzi

Inter: Tommasi, Della Mora (10 ‘st Re Cecconi), Marini (13’ st Bordoni), Ortelli, Chiesa (10 ‘st Zanchetta), Maye, Fois (18’st Venturini), Tigani, Mosconi (18’ st Vanzulli) ), De Pieri (13 ‘st Ciardi), Spinaccè (10’ st Lavelli). Available Zamarian, Granziera.
All: T. Polenghi

Referee: Valerio Pezzopane (L’Aquila)
Assistants: Fabio dell’Arciprete (Vasto), Pierpaolo Carella (L’Aquila)
Bookings: 30 ‘pt Marini (I)
Scorers: 14 ‘st Sessa, 18’ st Gelli (L).

On the website ( and on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, You Tube) the program of the races is online, which will involve five cities (Rieti, Amatrice, Rome, Naples, Terni and Cittareale). All races will be streamed on social networks and on the website.

List of participating teams: Neftchi Baku (Aze), Fenerbahce (Tur), F.C. Inter, A.S. Rome, S.S.C. Naples, S.S. Lazio, Fluminense (Bra), U.S. Salernitana, Ternana Calcio, Lodigiani 1927, United Naples, Pol. Cantalice FD 18.

An event that also sees the high patronage of the European Parliament, realized with the contribution of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Department of Sport and Enit and the Ministry of Tourism and the collaboration of prestigious partners such as: Crai, Intesa San Paolo, Algida, Poste Italiane , Varrone Foundation, Ri.Tec, Arexons and Umbro and Sixtus as technical supplier. Special thanks to the FIGC and to the President Dr. Gabriele Gravina for their support and to Rai Sport and Radio Radio who are always close to communicating the event.

The children of the ASD Amatrice football school accompanied the teams before kick-off.