Next Match: away to Roma, December 22
Catania's struggles in attack continued as they failed to score for the seventh game this season in last weekend's goalless draw against Hellas Verona. The outcome left the Sicilian outfit at the foot of the standings, four points behind safety. Catania have mustered just one point in their last four league games and have the worst striking force in the competition with only 10 goals scored. "We have several players who are still injured or recovering, like Giuseppe Bellusci, Sergio Almiron and Gonzalo Bergessio," Catania coach Luigi De Canio said. "Once we have the complete squad at our disposal, we will all come together to get out of this difficult moment. I thank the club for keeping its faith in me and I think after this performance that faith will remain intact." Catania could not have asked for a more challenging game to end 2013 than a clash at unbeaten Roma on Sunday.