CAGLIARI – Cagliari drew against Parma in a real direct clash for the Europa League. Before collecting the tie, the Sardinians allowed themselves the luxury of even failing a penalty kick. The great protagonist of the meeting was Joao Pedro. The Brazilian center forward scored a goal, on Simeone's assist, and missed the penalty of the possible brace.
After scoring the momentary zero goal for Cagliari, Joao Pedro dedicated the goal to Kobe Bryant making the gesture of 24 with his fingers. The 24 was the historical number of Kobe Bryant in the days of the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA.
Cagliari-Parma 2-2, Joao Pedro is not enough. Cornelius scores the draw at 95 '.
The match. Goals and show at the Sardinia Arena. Cagliari and Parma were 31 points before this match. Today's draw kept the two teams in sixth place in the standings, the last useful to have the certainty of participation in the next edition of the Europa League, but in a few hours AC Milan could overcome them in a successful home against Verona.
In Parma, Gervinho was missing. The transfer of the Ivorian forward to Qatar has faded but the player has not yet been reinstated in the team. Cagliari had taken the lead with Joao Pedro but shortly after Parma had equalized the accounts with Kucka. Subsequently, Simeone brought the Sardinians forward again but at 95 'Cornelius scored the goal of the final two by two.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano