Cagliari, defeat against AC Milan

First Team - 11 May 2024

Defeat for the Rossoblù at the ‘Giuseppe Meazza’ against AC Milan. 5-1 the final result for the Rossoneri, there are now two matches left in the championship.

Cagliari took the field with Scuffet in goal, Zappa on the right and Obert on the left, Mina and Dossena as defensive midfielders; Nandez and Deiola on the flanks, Sulemana and Prati in the middle. In attack Luvumbo and Shomurodov. During the match, they would dance between the 5-3-2 with Nandez and Obert on the outside and the 4-4-2, which was also confirmed by the changes in the second half.

The start of the match is characterised by the Rossoneri’s turn of the ball with both teams studying the moves to attack. The first chance of the match came in the 11th minute: Florenzi tried a volley from outside the box, finding Scuffet alert. Two minutes later, the same Milan side tried to break the deadlock with a free kick from the boundary that ended up out. Milan competed, but Cagliari tried a few counter-attacks that were blocked by the Rossoneri defence. In the 35th minute the hosts broke down the Rossoblù wall: Bennacer was ready inside the box and slotted a loose ball into the net after Scuffet had come out to Chukwueze. The last chance of the first half was a red-blue one, in the 46th minute it was Prati who troubled Sportiello: Deiola crossed for the red-blue number 16, who turned well in the box but was unable to be incisive.

An uphill start for Cagliari, Leao, who had just entered, served from the right by Pulisic, hit the crossbar from a close position. Prati was again the most dangerous, committing Sportiello with a shot from outside in the 57th minute. On the following corner kick, Shomurodov anticipates everyone at the first post: ball out. Milan’s lethal restart in the 59th minute with Leao feeding Pulisic: the American made no mistake in front of Scuffet. Deiola and Obert tried to get Cagliari back into the game but their chances ended in nothing. Cagliari got back into the game in the 63rd minute: Nandez slotted in behind the Rossoneri defence and put a beautiful cross from Zappa into the net. Milan’s third goal came in the 75th minute with a shot from the distance by Reijnders. In the 76th minute, there was a triple change for the Rossoblù: in came Oristanio, Lapadula and Azzi, out came Dossena, Deiola and Nandez. Giant double chance for Cagliari in the 79th minute with Oristanio’s cross from a corner kick hitting the post, on the rebound the crossbar stopped Shomurodov’s shot, the last chance of the match for the Uzbek, in his place Kingstone. Milan’s fourth and fifth goals came from Leao and Pulisic in the 83rd and 86th minutes. Wieteska took Mina’s place in the 87th minute. The match ended 5-1.

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