Match Report: Benevento 1-3 Cagliari

Match Report: Benevento 1-3 Cagliari

Cagliari claims the victory at Benevento: 3-1 in a thrilling game which gives Rossoblù 3 important points in the fight for not being relegated. It was a direct confrontation and Cagliari won, also suffering in some parts of the games, yet keeping the same compactness and will of win that had accompanied the team in these last matches. Now Cagliari reached 35 points, 4 more than Benevento, but they are also in advantage on head-to-head, as 3-1 cancels Benevento's victory at Sardegna Arena.

Lykogiannis gave the lead after just 51 seconds: a stunning shot from out of the box, after a pass from Marin who had took a corner kick and made a one-two with Nainggolan.

Benevento reacted toughly and Lapadula equalized at 16', after Caprari has stopped a pass from Ceppitelli. Then Cragno has been magnificent in three saves which literally kept Cagliari's head above the waterline.

At half-time Semplici plays Zappa and adopts the back four in defense. At 64' Pavoletti's header on cross by Nandez gives Cagliari the lead again. Five mintues to go, Viola collapses in the Cagliari's box on a contact with Asamoah: the ref Doveri initially gives the penalty but changes his mind after watching again the scene, called by VAR. At 93' Nandez is brilliant on his run to the right flank and makes a magic assist for Joao Pedro's easy touch home.

Cagliari will be back playing on Wednesday against Fiorentina at Sardegna Arena.