Cagliari 1 – Venezia 1- The Islanders can only manage draw at home

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Cagliari were held to 1-1 draw by Venezia down on Friday at Unipol Domus. Cagliari were looking to get back their winning ways, following a previous defeat to Napoli. Venezia, on the other hand, had managed to pick up a single point in their encounter with Torino. As it stands, Cagliari are currently 19th with 3 points from 7 matches, while Venezia sit in 17th, with 5 points from 7.

Cagliari started strongly in the first half, with Keita Balde giving The Islanders the lead at the 19 minute mark. They then managed to see out the first half 1-0.

Venezia took the initiative in the second half, thanks to a goal from Gianluca Busio just before the final whistle and seeing the game end 1-1.

For Cagliari, Leonardo Pavoletti, Gabriele Zappa, Giorgio Altare and Alberto Grassi, came on for Keita Balde, Alessandro Deiola, Andrea Carboni and Kevin Strootman. Venezia brought on Domen Crnigoj, Thomas Henry, Antonio Vacca, Daan Heymans and Francesco Forte, to replace Sofian Kiyine, David Okereke, Ethan Ampadu, Mattia Aramu and Dennis Johnsen.

There were bookings for Nahitan Nandez and Kevin Strootman from Cagliari, and Pietro Ceccaroni, Sofian Kiyine, Ethan Ampadu, Dennis Johnsen and Mattia Aramu, for Venezia.

Venezia and Cagliari will next play at home to Fiorentina and Sampdoria respectively.

Technical card:
Cagliari: Alessio Cragno, Martin Caceres, Diego Godin, Andrea Carboni (Giorgio Altare, min.87), Nahitan Nandez, Alessandro Deiola (Gabriele Zappa, min.72), Kevin Strootman (Alberto Grassi, min.87), Razvan Marin, Babis Lykogiannis, Joao Pedro and Keita Balde (Leonardo Pavoletti, min.66)
Venezia: Niki Maenpaa, Tyronne Ebuehi, Pietro Ceccaroni, Michael Svoboda, Pasquale Mazzocchi, Mattia Aramu (Daan Heymans, min.77), Ethan Ampadu (Antonio Vacca, min.55), Gianluca Busio, Sofian Kiyine (Domen Crnigoj, min.46), David Okereke (Thomas Henry, min.46) and Dennis Johnsen (Francesco Forte, min.80)
Stadium: Unipol Domus
Goals: Keita Balde (1-0, min. 19) and Gianluca Busio (1-1, min. 90)