Cagliari is eliminated in the round of 16 of the Coppa Italia Frecciarossa. The rossoblù lose 1-0 away from home against Sassuolo: Harroui scores the winning goal in the 17th minute. It was a hard-fought match, with Cagliari coming close to score several times. In the first half the biggest chance to equalise is for Dalbert, his header from Zappa’s cross grazes the post.
In the 60th minute Pavoletti scores, but VAR says the striker was offside. In the final stages of the match the young Cavuoti and Deosgus took the pitch, but the result doesn’t change. The rossoblù are now focused on their next championship match against Fiorentina.
“I see that we are more aggressive, the team knows what to do at every stage of the match – coach Mazzarri says – I’m sorry because we created good chances, but I’m happy of everyone’s attitude. We are all working together in the right way. Unfortunately, these are not lucky days as some players have been stopped by COVID. From now until Sunday we will understand who will be able to play”.
“Now we have the right mentality – Pavoletti said - I like the attitude of the group. Sunday against Fiorentina we have to play a perfect match, they are really strong. In the last few matches we showed that Cagliari is alive”.