Aubert’s own goal after Lykogiannis’ header gave Thiago Motta his first win off the bench.
Bologna defeats Cagliari 1-0, advances to the first knockout round of the Italian Cup against Lazio and gives Thiago Motta his first win on the bench.. In the first half, the clearest opportunity was for Sardinia, but Barica saved the crossbar (38 minutes). And Farr canceled, after two minutes, Schuten’s goal for offside to the Dutch player. The match was decided in the 69th minute: Orsolini’s corner kick hit the first Lycogyaniscarom ball on chest Obert He beats Aresti to his best with several decisive interventions.
Bologna respects these expectations and Thiago Motta can finally rejoice at the fifth attempt for the first victory. A deserved qualification against Cagliari who came to Dallara in the role of sacrificial victim, with only thought of the Serie B championship, which did not start in the best way. The best in the second half was rossoblù, with entries by Arnautovic, Orsolini and Soriano, even if – apart from Barreca’s bar – they remained in control of almost the entire match without suffering. A victory that gives a little morale to the team, and it is already more energetic and reactive after a good performance in Napoli. Lazio are now in the second round, but the first idea is to get back on the right track in Serie A.
Thiago Motta has changed 6 players in the squad that put Napoli on Sunday in difficulty: in Bardi, Somoro, Lycogiannis, Moreau, Scutin and Sanson. Arnautovic is recovering and starts off the bench. Liverani completely revolutionized the 11 that beat Brescia, introducing all the new players: Aresti in goal, back on the field after nearly two and a half years, with the support of Pereiro and Melico Lapadula. From the start, the rhythms were moderate and the competition not very active. Sansone warms up Areti’s hands at 6′, which must be repeated on Bonifazi’s header (27′) and again on the striker’s left-footed shot (33′). Sardinia showed themselves in the final with Barica, whose left winger from outside the area presses the bar. Fear shakes a team of 40-year-old Emilians who find their way to the goal: Schouten trades in with Zirkzee who defeats the flawless Aristi. But Farr canceled the Dutchman for offside.
Bologna makes a three-way change in the interval: Arnautovic, Soriano and Orsolini replace Zirkzee, Ferguson and Barrow. In this way, the offensive potential increases and Cagliari is forced to take a more defensive position. The second half begins with another duel between Scott and Aristi, won by the goalkeeper (53). In the 68th minute, Aubert missed the intervention and kicked Soriano violently towards Aristi without many angles, rejecting the result with his foot. From the corner, former Lykogiannis spits with his head and hits the Slovak defender in the chest, which leads to the most classic goals in his own right (69). Cagliari have no reaction, despite the entries by Pavoletti and Luvombo, and it was the hosts who touched the double with Sansone and in the recovery with Dominguez.
Lykogiannis 6.5 Always proactive on the left wing, he puts his head in the crosshairs of the unfortunate Uber. Half a target than the previous one.
Schouten 6.5 – The mouse deprives him of the joy of the goal, then Aristi commits in the second half. In midfield is his best.
Barrow 5 – Play only once with almost no trace. He never managed to leave quickly, he is an easy prey for Cagliari’s defense
Aristo 7 He returns to racing after nearly two and a half years and quickly removes the rust. He saved three times on Samson, then Bonvazzi, Scotten and Soriano. Absolutely blameless for the target that was accepted.
Obert 5 – He sabotages a match minute in a minute, first he missed Soriano and then in a corner kick Orsolini was late on Lycogiannis and it is his unfortunate deviation that decides the challenge.
Lapadula 5 – His teammates help him a little, but he never showed up. He’s not having a good time.
Bologna – Cagliari 1-0
Bologna (4-2-3-1): papyrus 6; Posch 6 (14′ st De Silvestri 6), Soumaoro 6.5, Bonifazi 6.5, Lykogiannis 6.5; Moro 6, Schouten 6.5 (29′ st Dominguez 6); Ferguson 5 (1′ st Soriano 6.5), Sansone 6.5, Barrow 5 (1′ st Orsolini 6); Zirkzee 5.5 (1 Arnautovic Str. 6). Available: Skorupski, Raffaelli, Cambiaso, Lucumi, Sosa, Aebischer, Medel and Vignato. Attached: Thiago Motta 6
Cagliari (4-3-3): Aresti 7; Zappa 5.5, Capradossi 6.5 (23 Dossina Street 6), Aubert 5, Barrica 6; Lella 6, Viola 5.5 (32′ st Cavuoti sv), Kourfalidis 5; Pereiro 5 (32′ st Luvumbo sv), Lapadula 5 (23′ st Pavoletti 5), Millico 5. AvailableRadonovic, Lulec, Diola, Carboni, Falco, Feruli, Di Pardo. Attached: Liverani 5
Signs: 24 ‘st aut. Aubert (m)
ammonite: Bonifaci (m), Melico (c)
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