Genoa enjoyed a mesmerising away victory against Cagliari at Unipol Domus on Sunday. Both Cagliari and Genoa arrived at the match from previous defeats in the league. Cagliari were looking to improve their position in the table, following a previous defeat to AC Milan. Genoa, on the other hand, lost 2-1 in the last match they played against Napoli. Following today’s result, Cagliari and Genoa are 16th, (1 point) and 12th, (3 points), in the table respectively, after 3 matches.
Cagliari started strongly in the first half, with Joao Pedro giving The Islanders the lead in the 16th minute, seeing out the first half 1-0.
Cagliari took the initiative in the second half, thanks to Luca Ceppitelli finding the net, at 56 minutes. However, The Griffin weren’t lying down and managed to pull back a goal from Mattia Destro, at 59 minutes. The momentum was now with Genoa, who then scored again through a goal from Mohamed Fares, 69 minutes in to establish a 2-2. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a second effort from Mohamed Fares, 78 minutes in to make it 3-2.
For Cagliari, Martin Caceres, Nahitan Nandez, Raoul Bellanova, Diego Farias and Gaston Pereiro, came on for Sebastian Walukiewicz, Alberto Grassi, Gabriele Zappa, Keita Balde and Andrea Carboni. Genoa brought on Zinho Vanheusden, Mohamed Fares, Yayah Kallon, Caleb Ekuban and Valon Behrami, to replace Davide Biraschi, Stefano Sturaro, Stefano Sabelli, Goran Pandev and Mattia Destro.
There were bookings for Luca Ceppitelli and Joao Pedro from Cagliari, and Davide Biraschi, Stefano Sabelli and Yayah Kallon, for Genoa.
|Cagliari:||Alessio Cragno, Andrea Carboni (Gaston Pereiro, min.82), Gabriele Zappa (Raoul Bellanova, min.65), Luca Ceppitelli, Sebastian Walukiewicz (Martin Caceres, min.46), Alberto Grassi (Nahitan Nandez, min.54), Alessandro Deiola, Razvan Marin, Dalbert, Keita Balde (Diego Farias, min.65) and Joao Pedro|
|Genoa:||Salvatore Sirigu, Domenico Criscito, Davide Biraschi (Zinho Vanheusden, min.46), Nikola Maksimovic, Stefano Sabelli (Yayah Kallon, min.46), Stefano Sturaro (Mohamed Fares, min.46), Abdoulaye Toure, Nicolo Rovella, Andrea Cambiaso, Mattia Destro (Valon Behrami, min.84) and Goran Pandev (Caleb Ekuban, min.60)|
|Goals:||Joao Pedro (1-0, min. 16), Luca Ceppitelli (2-0, min. 56), Mattia Destro (2-1, min. 59), Mohamed Fares (2-2, min. 69) and Mohamed Fares (2-3, min. 78)|