Serie A is back after the long days international football. Cagliari plays Sassuolo, a tough opponent who boasts a favorable tradition. Rossoblù only got crumbs in the form of draws, the last one just last year, on the first day of the championship. For Mazzarri's team a commitment to be taken with a grain of salt, to be faced with determination and interpreted as yet another opportunity to restart. There is a great desire to get out of the shallows from the low rankings and, after all, negative traditions are made to be broken.
Sassuolo, entrusted to an exponent of the nouvelle vague of our local technicians, Alessio Dionisi, has not changed too much compared to the De Zerbi management. Perhaps less ball possession and more speed in verticalising, but the ingredients are the same: a modern football, inclined to new trends, which exploits the width of the pitch and makes use of technical and multitasking players. Cagliari has the task of curbing the black-green initiative, keeping the team low and then taking advantage of any rapid setbacks or raising the center of gravity so as to be closer to the goal. High rhythms to support Sassuolo's speed of execution, fight and maximum attention in defense will be essential details.
NEWS FROM CAGLIARI
To be evaluate he conditions of the Uruguayans, who made the usual long journey to return from South America. Keita, Carboni and Ceppitelli are recovered; Dalbert partially worked with the team, while Ceter worked on his own.
Sassuolo in search of a victory after two consecutive defeats. Chiriches, defense column, will be out. Four players for three shirts: Berardi, Defrel, Raspadori and Scamacca while Djuricic and Boga, in not perfect conditions, should start from the bench.
Niccolò Baroni is on his debut in Serie A.
The assistants will be Filippo Meli from Parma and Valerio Vecchi from Lamezia Terme. Fourth officer Luca Zufferli from Udine. VAR: Paolo Mazzoleni from Bergamo and Rodolfo Di Vuolo from Castellammare di Stabia.
The next will be the 50th presence of Razvan Marin with the Cagliari shirt in Serie A: 3 goals and 9 assists for him so far in the rossoblù shirt.
Sassuolo have won all their last four games early Sunday at 12.30 in Serie A. Cagliari's first victory in this league came in a Sunday match at 12.30, last October against Sampdoria.
It will be the first ever game that Alessio Dionisi and Walter Mazzarri will be face to face.
WHERE TO FOLLOW IT
Sassuolo-Cagliari will be broadcast live co-exclusive on DAZN and Sky.
#SassuoloCagliari is also on the official rossoblù channels: real-time updates and exclusive content from the Mapei stadium on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as on our website and on the official app available for IOS and Android.