Very large and noisy win for U19 against Empoli, beaten in Asseminello with a score of 5-1. It was the last match in Sardinia for this season, next wednesday the closing in Turin against Juventus.
In the 8' Conti serves Luvumbo from the midfield, Biagini's mistake allows Luvumbo to kick from the short distance for the 1-0. In the 16' Zallu kicks Desogus' corner very well but the ball is very close to the gate. In the 27' Luvumbo again scores 2-0: personal action, very strong shot from the limit of the penalty area and Biagini is beaten. In the 45' the tris: Desogus' tap-in after Contini is stopped by the goalkeeper. The second half doesn't change the plot, so in the 62' the poker arrives: Cagliari's choral action, Contini cannot be wrong. Match is over, there are only Empoli's attempts to reduce the gap. Biagini saves on Luvumbo but at 75' hits Kouda, penalty and Contini is not wrong. The last moment is for the Empoli's penalty, goal of Baldanzi and final 5-1.
“We wanted to show that we are still focused on those aspects that we need to improve if we want to make a qualitative leap, looking to the future. We started with great attention, in front of us there was a tough opponent, whose ranking speaks for itself. We showed physicality and speed, I'm happy because everyone still wants to do something important, right down to the last. My compliments to the boys are a must for how much dedication they put in every single training session and then in the match. When there is this mentality it is easier to work, to transmit concepts and also to face moments of difficulty that are physiological ”.