It is not the last chance and not even a play-off: yet Cagliari-Salernitana is a very important crossroads for the rossoblùs. An opportunity to get closer to the safe area and start to walk again. The excellent draw won last Sunday at Sassuolo must be interpreted as a first positive sign: the team is alive, they proved it by reacting with anger to the double Emilian scoring and immediately recovered the draw. Sensations that will also be consolidated at the Unipol Domus home test, in a completely different context.

No questions: you have to take the 3 points home. The game must be played with the same grit and determination that the Rossoblù have pulled off so far on big events, while in the presence of less strong opponents the performance has not been up to par. Salernitana should not be underestimated: they collected less than they deserved and in any case they played every game until the end, making even a team like Napoli suffer. Cagliari must be ready to wear overalls and at the same time assert the technical qualities of their strikers, primarily João Pedro and Keita.

To be evaluated the conditions of Diego Godin and Leonardo Pavoletti, both training personalized. Damir Ceter is back at disposal.

Strandberg and Veseli won't be there. Ribéry is also out after the injury he had on Sunday against Sampdoria.

Daniele Doveri from Roma will referee Cagliari for the first time this season.

Assistants: Domenico Rocca from Catanzaro and Marco Trinchieri from Milan. Fourth official Matteo Marcenaro from Genoa. VAR: Michael Fabbri from Ravenna and Giorgio Peretti from Verona.

Cagliari and Salernitana played twice in Serie A: in both cases the Rossoblù won with the result of 3-1.

The last 24 challenges of Cagliari against the newly promoted in Serie A have a balance sheet in perfect equality: 8 wins per side and 8 draws.

João Pedro scored 16 goals in the 2021 calendar year in the league, only two players in Cagliari's history have done better in Serie A: David Suazo (18 in 2006) and Gigi Riva (18 goals four times).

The balance between the two coaches is breaking even: Walter Mazzarri and Stefano Colantuono: 10 games, 3 wins each and 4 draws.

Cagliari-Salernitana will be broadcast live co-exclusive on DAZN and Sky Sport.

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