U19, Genoa-Cagliari 0-0

U19, Genoa-Cagliari 0-0

U19 take a positive draw in Genoa against red and blue, in a match that ends without goals and bring a precious point for the italian ranking. A stuck and not spectacular match in Pegli (Genoa), but Cagliari was better than the opponents in terms of scoring opportunities.

A SOFT FIRST HALF
Kourfalidis, Desogus and Contini out, Kouda and Matteo Tramoni (first cap in the U19 line) with Conti as midfielders, offensive line with Luvumbo, Masala and Delpupo. Four defenders (Iovu, Cusumano, Michelotti) led by captain Bocca on the right, the goalkeeper is Ciocci. Slow rhythms in the first part, Genoa holds the ball and creates scrum situations, Cagliari's attacks are rare but interesting. At 20' Masala goes close to steal the ball to the Genoa's goalkeeper but doesn't find the opportunity to kick. Ciocci is ready on the Besaggio's shot, Gjini and Agostino reject Conti's insidious corner kicks. When the first half runs out, Dumbravanu's head shot is out face to face with Ciocci.


SECOND HALF, CAGLIARI MORE POSITIVE
Teams study each other, but there is more electricity than the first half. At 55' Luvumbo run to Genoa's goalkeeper, but kicks out at the crucial moment, Matteo Tramoni was in better position to score in case of assist by angolan player. Genoa does not create anything, Agostini changes various player in the pitch, best opportunity for Cagliari arrives at 86': left kick by Desogus, Agostini is ready to stop a decisive ball.

AGOSTINI'S STATEMENTS
"We changed something in the starting line up and about the tactical, to have mor balance and develop our offensive skills. Once again my players showed reliability and seriousness, it is fundamental when you play a lot and no one can be 100% in every seasonal matche. Genoa created only a few scrums thanks to their physicality, we never gave ups and we were able to overturn the action with great effectiveness. We would have liked to win, but this is a point that is worth more than mere numerical data".