Joao Pedro unleashed against Sampdoria: double for the Brazilian, a player who, over the years, has become the historic 'black beast' of the Sampdoria, and Cagliari conquers the first victory of the championship. The final result is 3-1 with the rossoblù captain who opened the scoring in the 4 'of the first half, and lee closed in the fourth minute of added time. In between there was the 2-0 goal by Caceres and the goal of the possible comeback of Sampdoria with Thorsby. For Cagliari three points that mean light: the exit from last place and the connection to Sampdoria. Bad day for D'Aversa's team, who finished the game with a red for protests about an alleged foul in the area on Quagliarella. And now he is in the balance, since his situation was not rosy even before the trip to Sardinia.And now the president of Sampdoria Massimo Ferrero has two choices in front of him: alternate the current coach (already the name of Beppe Iachini runs) or give him another chance with the affordable home challenge in the Ligurian derby with Spezia.
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Serie A: Cagliari 3-1 Sampdoria
In any case, in Cagliari there was a square but off Samp, and not very decisive in defense. Not surprisingly, the three goals conceded all derive from rearguard errors with second balls always taken by Cagliari. Mazzarri, an ex who left good memories in Genoa, had said it on the eve: we need to capitalize on the episodes. This is how his team does: while waiting for the game, he starts cautiously with long balls. And in one of these Sampdoria stumbles: Dalbert recovers on three quarters, starts in two times (the last intervention also costs him the exit from the field due to injury), Keita and from the cross comes the winning header of Joao Pedro. The referee disallows Keita for offside. Then the Var returns the goal to the Brazilian. The reaction of the guests is all in a personal initiative of Candreva: dribbling on Godin, shooting around,and ball on the pole. But then the Sampdoria, who conquer the midfield, no longer find outlets. Also thanks to the good midfield guard and Rossoblù defense. With Cagliari, which at times tries to sketch an attempt at a maneuver, so as not to be crushed too much. In the second half the script does not change, while D'Aversa brings in Caputo and then Verre and the former Murru. But Cagliari improves in the game and manages to keep Sampdoria away from the area even by holding the ball between their feet, they do not defend themselves indefinitely and, at times, they are the best Cagliari of the season. And it is an attitude that pays off because in the 29th minute Caceres doubles: bad defense by the defense, the Uruguayan skips Candreva and, aided by a deviation from Thorsby, slips under seven. However, Sampdoria does not disappear and, although the ideas are not very clear, they try.It is enough for Cagliari to get distracted for a moment on the corner that the guests return to the match seven minutes from the end with Thorsby's header on a precise cross from Caputo. And in the end, two sensational occasions could give her the same: one on Colley's head, the other on Caputo's feet. And instead Joao Pedro closes it (seven goals against Sampdoria in his career) on an assist from Nandez. Three to one: Cagliari breathes, Sampdoria begins to run out of breath.Three to one: Cagliari breathes, Sampdoria begins to run out of breath.Three to one: Cagliari breathes, Sampdoria begins to run out of breath.