Cagliari goes through to the next round of Coppa Italia.
The Rossoblù beat Pisa 3-1 at Unipol Domus, goals courtesy of Marin (28' after a good one-two with Joao Pedro), Caracciolo's own goal (36', deflecting a Godin's header) and Deiola (45+3, volleying into the next a cross from Carboni; Pisa scored its goal at 67' with a header of Masucci.
Cagliari played well, a convincing game waiting for the debut of new Serie A, next monday against Spezia. The new players Dalbert and Strootman showed to be already well integrated into the team.
"I am satisfied, we are getting better - the head coach Leonardo Semplici said - Of course, some things have to be improved, but we are growing up, the lads are starting to improve what I want from them. Forme it has been a good start of the season. The system of playing? We played with 3-5-2 today but we can also display various systems. The line-up? We have 22 potential starters, I will choose it thinking game after game".
"We started well, also scoring a goal with Joao Pedro which was disallowed - Kevin Strootman said - Especially on the first half Cagliari showed what could do and how to get it. We want to achieve our goals we had fixed with our coach and his staff: we started well, now we have to keep on like this. I learnt soon that Cagliari was special, we want to make happy our people".
"We are back from a difficult season but we can rely on a very strong group - Alessandro Deiola said - About my goal, scoring is always something magical, I dedicate it to my wife and my two daughters".