Serie A: Roma recovers a 0-1 deficit to beat Cagliari 2-1

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CAGLIARI. Roma succeeded in turn the table against Cagliari to win 2-1.

CAGLIARI. Roma managed to turn the table against Cagliari to win 2-1. All goals were scored in the second half.​ It was Cagliari to strike first with a goal of L. Pavoletti at the 53′. Then it was a goal in the 71′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, L. Pellegrini gave the win to Roma in the 78′ minute with a goal. Roma took advantage of its superior ball possession (59%).

The match was held at the Sardegna Arena Stadium in Cagliari on Wednesday and this began at 6:45 pm local time. The referee was Ivano Pezzuto with the assistance of Sergio Ranghetti and Domenico Palermo. The 4th official was Niccolò Baroni. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 17.5 degrees Celsius or 63.57 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 68%.​

Match Statistics

Roma was in firm control of the ball 59% while Cagliari was struggling with a 41% ball possession.

Roma was more aggressive with 55 dangerous attacks and 22 shots of which 4 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Roma won the match.​

Cagliari shot 7 times, 5 on target, 2 off target. On the other side, Roma shot 22 times, 4 on target, 18 off target.


Cagliari received 3 yellow cards (Joao Pedro, C. Lykogiannis and R. Bellanova). On the opposite side, Roma received 4 yellow cards (N. Zaniolo, L. Pellegrini, T. Abraham and R. Calafiori).

After playing this encounter, Cagliari will stay with 6 points to stay in the 20th place. On the other side, Roma will have 19 points to stay in the 4th place.

Match Events

  • 38'

    N. Zaniolo

  • 46'

    S. El Shaarawy

    H. Mkhitaryan

  • 53'

    L. Pavoletti

    R. Bellanova

  • 57'

    F. Afena-Gyan

    M. Vina

  • 71'

    R. Ibanez

  • 73'

    Joao Pedro

  • 77'

    C. Lykogiannis

  • 78'

    L. Pellegrini

  • 79'

    L. Pellegrini

  • 79'

    T. Abraham

  • 79'

    C. Oliva

    A. Grassi

  • 80'

    R. Calafiori

    N. Zaniolo

  • 82'

    K. Balde

    A. Deiola

  • 83'

    R. Calafiori

  • 87'

    R. Bellanova

  • 90'

    M. Kumbulla

    J. Veretout

Next matche

In the upcoming Serie A match, Cagliari will play away against Bologna on the 1st of November with a 8-8 head to head record.

Roma will host Milan on the 31st of October with a 14-9 head to head in favor of Roma (11 draws).

Cagliari: Formation and Lineups

Cagliari started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).

The manager Walter Mazzarri chose to play with the following team: Alessio Cragno (6.2), Gabriele Zappa (6.4), Luca Ceppitelli (6.4), Andrea Carboni (7.1), Raoul Bellanova (7.1), Alessandro Deiola (6.6), Alberto Grassi (6.8), Răzvan Marin (6.9), Charalampos Lykogiannis (6.9), Leonardo Pavoletti (7.0) and João Pedro (6.8).


Cagliari made 2 changes: A. Grassi for C. Oliva (79′) and A. Deiola for K. Balde (82′).

Top player: Raoul Bellanova

The player who no doubt impressed Cagliari the most was Raoul Bellanova.

His rating is (7.1) with 20 passes (85% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 8. He performed 2 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.

Roma: Formation and Lineups

Roma started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, José Mario Felix dos Santos Mourinho played with: Rui Patrício (6.7), Rick Karsdorp (6.8), Gianluca Mancini (6.6), Roger Ibañez (8.2), Matías Viña (6.6), Bryan Cristante (7.7), Jordan Veretout (7.2), Nicolò Zaniolo (6.8), Lorenzo Pellegrini (8.8), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (6.6) and Tammy Abraham (6.1).


Roma made 4 changes: H. Mkhitaryan for S. El Shaarawy (46′), M. Vina for F. Afena-Gyan (57′), N. Zaniolo for R. Calafiori (80′) and J. Veretout for M. Kumbulla (90′).

Top player: Lorenzo Pellegrini

The player who no doubt impressed Roma the most was Lorenzo Pellegrini.

His rating is (8.8) with 1 goal, 35 passes (80% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 9. He performed 8 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Serie A



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