By Anna Italia
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38% Ball Possession CAGLIARI and 62% Ball Possession UDINESE
Cagliari 3 – 0 Udinese
18′ Victor Ibarbo
81′ Mattias Vecino
89′ Agim Ibraimi
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Serie A Standing BEFORE the game:
Cagliari, 15th position with 25 points and a negative goal difference of -12
Udinese, 14th position with 28 points and a negative goal difference of -7
A direct encounter towards salvation! Cagliari defeating Udinese with a flat 3-0 at the Sant’Elia Stadium reaching 28 points equal to Udinese. Players giving a satisfaction to Cagliari coach Diego Lopez who wanted to see a determined reaction and firm character from the team. Great result for President Massimo Cellino watching the game from the Tribune.
Cagliari opening the score in the 18th minute with forward Victor Ibarbo defeating Udinese goalkeeper Simone Scuffet with a right footed shot in the bottom left corner. The assist made by defender Davide Astori serving also as Captain in the absence of Daniele Conti suspended for this game.
A special joy for Cagliari in the 81st minute with midfielder Mattias Vecino scoring the second goal of the match and the first one in Serie A for him! Vecino getting the assist by forward Agim Ibraimi with a cross towards the center. Vecino not failing his golden moment and defeat Udinese goalkeeper Scuffet with a right footed shot in the bottom right corner.
The perfect ending for Cagliari arriving in the 89th minute with the third goal of the match. Forward Nene giving the assist to Ibraimi to smack a left footed shot leaving Udinese goalkeeper Scuffet with a sign of frustration as the ball goes to the top left corner. Surely, a wise decision by Lopez after replacing midfielder Andrea Cossu in the 77th minute to bring forward Ibraimi making a positive difference.
Here is CAGLIARI official starting lineup by coach Diego Lopez:
Avramov; Pisano, Rossettini, Astori, Avelar; Dessena, Cossu, Vecino; Adryan; Pinilla, Ibarbo.
Here is UDINESE official starting lineup by coach Francesco Guidolin:
Scuffet; Heurtaux, Danilo, Naldo; Basta,
Pinzi, Yebda, Pereyra, Gabriel Silva; Bruno
Fernandes; Antonio Di Natale.
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Stats AFTER the game. Top scorer for CAGLIARI: Forward Mauricio Pinilla and Marco Sau with 5 goals each
Top scorer for UDINESE: Forward Antonio Di Natale with 7 goals
|Pinilla, Mauricio||5||7||Di Natale, Antonio|
|Sau, Marco||5||4||Muriel, Luis|
|Conti, Daniele||4||3||Fernandes, Bruno|
|Nainggolan, Radja||2||3||Heurtaux, Thomas|
Stats. Here are the last 3 games of CAGLIARI: 1 draw, 2 lost
Here are the last 3 games of UDINESE: 2 draws, 1 lost
Midfielder Mattias Vecino celebrating after scoring his first goal in Serie A in this game against Udinese.
Click the video to watch the highlights of the game, Cagliari vs Udinese on Sunday 2 March 2014, Sant’Elia Stadium, Cagliari, Italy, Serie A Week 26
Assistants: CRISPO – SCHENONE
Fourth Official: STEFANI
Attendance: 5,000 approx.
Avramov; Pisano, Rossettini, Astori, Avelar; Dessena, Cossu (77′ Ibraimi), Vecino; Adryan (45′ Eriksson); Pinilla (68′ Nenè), Ibarbo.
Subs not used: (Silvestri, Perico, Murru, Del Fabro, Cabrera, Sau)
Coach: Diego Lopez.
Scuffet; Heurtaux, Danilo, Naldo (75′ Maicosuel); Basta,
Pinzi, Yebda, Pereyra, Gabriel Silva (61′ Widmer); Bruno
Fernandes (51′ Nico Lopez); Antonio Di Natale.
Subs not used: (Brkic, Kelava, Jadson,
Badu, Allan, Zielinski, Muriel).
Coach: Francesco Guidolin.
|Cagliari|| Match Stats
|9(4)||Shots (on goal)||16(5)|
What do you think of the results? Which players surprised you or disappointed you and why?