SENT TO VERONA. Cagliari leaves the “Bentegodi” with a draw that is worth a lot. A precious point that brings the Rossobus closer to the safety zone and makes them abandon the last place in the standings. But there is also another fact that should not be overlooked: for the first time this season the Quattro Mori do not concede a goal. An important signal, which must be taken with the benefit of verification in the next games. Cagliari played with personality and often went to the shooting, they knew how to manage difficult moments, they suffered, but in the end they return home with a result that shows the future less black. The team started quietly, then took over the game and especially in the first half they could have made some restarts better. But here we enter into the merit of the curculation of the ball, a particular in which it must improve. Now under with Turin, to try to return to the victory he has been sending for an eternity.
Marin stops. The Romanian midfielder starts from the bench. Some line of fever (negative buffer) forces Mazzarri to revise his plans. Grassi plays from the start, Nandez more inside the field with Bellanova and Dalbert on the lanes. It starts with 4-4-2. The untouchable Joao Pedro teams up with Keita Baldè in attack, the Senegalese wins the duel with Pavoletti. Verona ranks Barak between the lines as always, the tips are the former Simeone (awarded before kick-off as the best player of the month for Hellas) and Caprari.
Soft. The rossoblùs start too fearful. Mazzarri after a few seconds starts waving to tell his team not to lower the center of gravity too much. Hellas is a team that if it takes turns becomes dangerous. The rossoblù are struggling to get the ball rolling, the Scala’s pressing is mad. The first minutes are a siege, thanks to a passive attitude of a Cagliari always late on the second balls and not very aggressive in individual duels. Gunter marks Joao Pedro with foaming at the mouth and so does Ceccherini who takes care of Keita. The Quattro Mori, however, three times go to the conclusion in 20 ‘, the confirmation that the home team is not so waterproof.
The system. Cagliari is now more orderly and often manages to restart, taking advantage of the spaces that Tudor’s team leaves. On one of these, Nandez warms his hands to Montipò and immediately after a free-kick from Lykogiannis touches the post. It is the island team that creates the best situations to unlock the race. A nice reaction after a hesitant start. Cagliari begins to become aware that perhaps they can dare more, when they push Hellas they are in difficulty because the yellow and blue do not always fall back quickly.
Tense nerves. At the beginning of the second half, banal game contact between Simeone and Nandez and a scrum starts which involves the players on the pitch and both benches. The yellow cards are flaking. The match increases in intensity, a group forms with each foul whistled. The referee struggles to calm down. Simeone misses a goal already scored by letting himself be hypnotized by Radunovic, who shortly after is repeated on Barak’s shot. Cagliari suffers from high rhythms and lowers, giving the field to opponents who become threatening. The post saves Radunovic, the Quattro Mori now suffer the forcing of Hellas. In the final inside Pavoletti, Marin, Strootman and Zappa to defend a precious equal. Cagliari takes him home, but he is no longer last and the safety zone is now only two points away. Progress if I know no seen but not having conceded networks, so far it had never happened, is a sign that gives confidence. Salvation is a possible goal but we must also begin to win.
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