Match report: Cagliari 4-1 Ascoli
A wonderful second half, played with grits and temper. So Cagliari beat Ascoli 4-1 and gave a big thump to its season. Yet the first half was not that good, Ascoli controlled the ball and scored thanks to Forte. Cagliari also lost Luvumbo for an injure: the winger was surely the most valuable player of the team right up to that moment.
After the break, Ranieri sent in Azzi and Prelec. The two substitutes changed the game, together with Mancosu and Lapadula, but the whole team rised up the level. Mancosu has been given a penalty (segnaled by VAR) and Lapadula's shoot was saved by the goalkeeper. The striker yet sent it home on-tap-in.Mancosu scored a fine goal, after an one-two with Lapadula. Ascoli could hardly cross their half.
Lapadula scored again with a fine header on Azzi's cross and Zappa also in the final minutes of the game completed the score. It was his first goal for Cagliari. In the final minutes, also Deiola was sent in, back from a long time injure.