U19, Sampdoria 1-0 Cagliari

U19, Sampdoria 1-0 Cagliari

A stunning goal by Di Stefano in the final minutes of the match gives Sampdoria the victory.

Cagliari Primavera lost the game but gave a great performance playing one of the best teams in the seaosn. A real pity for Alessandro Agostini's boys, who collected scoring chances but found no goals or points in the third to last match of the season.

THE CHOICES FOR THE LINE-UP
Without the suspended Zallu, on the right in defense Sulis is in the line-up with Boccia-Iovu central defenders and Michelotti on the left. In the middle Schirru and Kouda, while Masala-Delpupo-Desogus are the trio behind Contini in the usual quartet with variable positions during the match. In goal Ciocci commands.

CHANCES TO SCORE, NO GOALS
Little happens in the first 20 minutes, then in the 21st minute Del Pupo shoots from the distance the left-handed which hit the post. Sampdoria holds the ball and presses but creates no chances to score, so in the 32nd minute Contini, left alone by the defenders, shoots and ball slightly goes out.

Another chance for Cagliari: Michelotti finds Desogus from the left, good stop but the shoot is weak, Zovko blocks.

SECOND HALF
After good chances for Kouda and Di Stefano, the substitutions break the rhythm. Only an episode can change the history: Cavuoti and Kouda try with no luck. At 78’ Di Stefano invents the decisive goal: a sway to avoid the defender in the box, powerful shoot with the right foot, nothing to do for Ciocci. Cagliari reacts, some crosses are thrown in the box, Desogus tries again but his shoot ends up outside the net.

Sampdoria: Zovko, Somma, Giordano (85' Canovi), Yepes (66' Francofonte), Aquino, Angileri, Ercolano (66' Gaggero), Siatounis, Montevago (46' Malagrida), Trimboli (C), Di Stefano (90' Krawczyk). Substitutes: Saio, Napoli, Marrale, Migliardi, Miceli, Pedicillo, Brentan, Coach: Felice Tufano

Cagliari: Ciocci, Suli, Michelotti, Boccia (C), Schirru, Iovu, Desogus, Kouda, Contini (66' Tramoni), Del Pupo (56' Cavuoti), Masala (34' Luvumbo). Substitutes: D'Aniello, Spannu, Conti, Cusumano, Sangowski, Fusco. Coach: Alessandro Agostini 

Referee:  Adalberto (Pistoia)  Linesmen: Gregorio e Parisi (Bari)

Booked: 3' Michelotti (C), 5' Giordano (S), 78' Tramoni (C)

Goal: 79' Di Stefano (S)