Cagliari 2 – Spezia 2- Victory elusive at Unipol Domus for both sides

Cagliari vs. Spezia Calcio

Cagliari plays a 2-2 draw at the beginning of a new Serie A season against Spezia. Today’s result, leave both teams on 1 point and occupying 8th and 10th positions respectively, after their first match.

Spezia scored first, thanks to a goal from Emmanuel Gyasi after only 7 minutes to take them into the break 0-1 up.

Spezia took the initiative in the second half, with Simone Bastoni finding the net at the 58 minute mark. However, Cagliari weren’t lying down and managed to pull back a goal from Joao Pedro in the 62nd minute. The Islanders then scored once more and found an equaliser thanks to a 2nd effort from Joao Pedro at the 66 minute mark with a final score of 2-2.

For Cagliari, Gabriele Zappa, Gaston Pereiro, Luca Ceppitelli, Giovanni Simeone and Babis Lykogiannis, came on for Sebastian Walukiewicz, Alessandro Deiola, Diego Godin, Leonardo Pavoletti and Andrea Carboni. Spezia replaced Samuel Mraz and Luca Vignali with Daniele Verde and Salva Ferrer.

There were bookings for Gabriele Zappa and Kevin Strootman from Cagliari, and Simone Bastoni, Dimitrios Nikolaou and Emmanuel Gyasi, for Spezia.

In the second round of action in the Serie A, both Spezia and Cagliari will play away against Lazio and AC Milan respectively.

Technical card:
Cagliari: Jeroen Zoet, Dimitrios Nikolaou, Martin Erlic, Petko Hristov, Kelvin Amian, Simone Bastoni, Giulio Maggiore, Salva Ferrer, Daniele Verde, Emmanuel Gyasi and Ebrima Colley
Spezia Calcio: Alessio Cragno, Sebastian Walukiewicz, Andrea Carboni, Diego Godin, Nahitan Nandez, Razvan Marin, Kevin Strootman, Dalbert, Joao Pedro, Leonardo Pavoletti and Alessandro Deiola
Stadium: Unipol Domus
Goals: Emmanuel Gyasi (0-1, min. 7), Simone Bastoni (0-2, min. 58), Joao Pedro (1-2, min. 62) and Joao Pedro (2-2, min. 66)