U19, Atalanta 1-0 Cagliari

U19, Atalanta 1-0 Cagliari

The Under 19 lost 1-0 at Atalanta. The Rossoblù played for almost the whole match with one man less, as Iovu was shown a red card at 18 '. The Nerazzurri took the lead in the 29th minute with a goal from De Nipoti. Agostini replaced a striker with a defender (Vitale on for Tramoni), in order to balance the team. In the second half Cagliari had two important chances to equalize: in the 72nd minute Yanken kicked over the bar, and in the 79th minute Yanken again lost the time to pass to Desogus, alone in front of the goalkeeper. Agostini's guys tried to score until the last minute, put Atalanta under pressure despite being with ten men on the pitch. A defeat that hurts, but the performance has been very good.

Agostini statement  
“The guys deserve to be praised, we have produced a high-level performance. Of course the red card to Iovu had a huge impact, because we had to set up a different game from what was designed. Cagliari never backed down and always managed to create dangers. We had some regrets because we lost some chances that would have brought us a deserved draw. We still lack cynicism in the last twenty meters and in front of the goal, we need to grow from this point of view. We must be more concrete, must score at least half of the chances we create, otherwise, everything gets more complicated for us. We are working to make this decisive step”.